Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy certified hand therapist is an expert in the art and science of the evaluation and treatment of dysfunctions of the arm, forearm and hand. We care for people of all ages and treat a variety of muscle, joint and neurological conditions.
Conditions we have successfully treated:
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint Reconstruction
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Ligament/Nerve Repair
- Nerve Decompression
- Wound Care
- Scar Revisions
- Tendon Repairs/Transfer
Why choose a Certified Hand Therapist?
If you lose function of your hand, the effects can be devastating. You want the best rehabilitation specialist possible to help assure maximal recovery. Because of the intricate hand anatomy and technical complexity of hand surgery, hand surgeons typically will only refer to a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). CHT's often have specialized knowledge about post-surgical protocols and custom splinting techniques.
Components of Your Care:
- A thorough biomechanical evaluation
- Extensive patient education
- Ergonomic advice/activity modification
- Hands-on techniques/targeted stretching
- Effective join mobilization techniques to decrease stiffness
- Gentile wound care
- Pain relieving modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound or electrical stimulation
- Scar mobilization
- Custom splinting/bracing as needed
It's a team effort!
Director of Hand Therapy
Jennifer Curry, OTR/L/CHT
Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from NYU - 1993
Certified Hand Therapist since 2002
American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified since 2000 Encinitas
Specializes in upper extremity injuries & disorders in orthopedics, neurological, post surgical, and splint fabrication. Trained in ergonomics / workstation evaluation as well as teaching group exercise classes.