Carolina Occupational Therapy Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

​​​​Through a team approach to treatment with your physician, our patients receive outstanding continuity of care and optimal outcomes. Our highly skilled staff has extensive training and expertise enabling them to design individualized therapy plans to help our patients reduce the risk of re-injury and restore function in the shortest period of time possible – in a cost-effective manner.

Our expertise in post-operative and non-surgical treatment of the elbow, wrist and hand includes:

  • Postoperative Rehabilitation, Preventative, Non-operative, or Conservative Treatment
  • Patient evaluation
  • Pain management programs (acute and chronic)
  • Custom-designed and fabricated splints
  • Individualized strength-building, flexibility/range of motion programs
  • Wound care including management of open or sutured wounds including prevention of infection, ​assistance in healing, issuance of specialized dressings, caregiver & family training/education on ​home wound care program.
  • Scar management including control of hypertrophic (raised and/or swollen) or hypersensitive scars
  • Patient education programs
  • Reduction of swelling/edema control/inflammation control
  • Individualized programs incorporating assistive devices
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Sensory Re-education/Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
  • Design and implementation of exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity and/or strength
  • Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work
  • Biofeedback techniques
  • Ergonomic and activity modification in home, work, school or leisure
  • Functional activity
  • Hand writing techniques
  • Joint protection instruction/energy conservation instruction
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities
  • Nutrition instruction