Hand Therapy and Pediatric Occupational Therapy located in Scotch Plains NJ
Surgery is a stressful time in life with often long and painful recoveries. Surgery often causes a temporary set back or pause in life, functional abilities, and independence in performing everyday occupations. The objective of post-operative rehabilitation is to understand and set goals, provide interventions to decrease pain, address incision health to prevent infections and complications with scarring, improve range of motion, provide temporary modifications to be able to perform everyday activities during recovery, improve strength, and help you regain independence in all of your occupations. Kimberly Hurley, MOT, OTR/L, CHT,
Founder at Alta Rehab is skilled and dedicated at providing individualized post-operative rehabilitation plans while following all necessary protocols following upper extremity (fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, arm, and shoulder) surgical intervention. If you are recovering from upper extremity surgery or have plans for a procedure in the future, then schedule your initial evaluation visit for rehabilitation with us today by calling (201) 253-6055 or scheduling on our website.
A lengthy recovery period can set you back when it comes to goals and independence
Are you suffering from an injury?
We can help you recover from those nagging injuries so you can stay active and resume doing the most meaningful activities in your life without relying on pain medications, rest, or injections.
Speed up recovery
Reduce pain and ease tension
Increase strength and endurance
Post Injury & Post Operative Q & A
How can hand therapists speed up recovery?
Hand therapists are either occupational or physical therapists that have practiced in the field of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation for 3 years and 4,000 hours and passed a board certification exam to become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). With all of these requirements, hand therapists have extensive knowledge of the best practice for rehabilitating post-operative hand and upper extremity injuries. They ensure they provide safe treatment programs keeping in mind post-operative precautions and following appropriate protocols. Hand therapists help to improve pain, range of motion, and strength following surgery and often under the guidance of a professional, this means that your recovery will be safer and quicker.
Which types of injuries do hand therapists treat?
Hand therapists treat any injury or surgery to the upper extremity including fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, arms, and shoulders, whether this is an injury to one of these body parts or a condition that affects these. They also treat neck conditions that may impact the upper extremity. Some common conditions include fractures, tendon injuries, arthritis, tendonitis, pain, ligament injuries, stroke, cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
What are the benefits of rehabilitation after surgery?
Rehabilitation following surgery is essential to regain range of motion, improve strength, treat wounds and scars, educate on precautions and recovery protocols, educate on joint protection, decrease edema, and address pain. A hand therapist can guide you through a treatment program to ensure safety through appropriate precautions and speed up the overall rehab process by providing the most up to date exercises and interventions.
Kimberly Hurley has been treating me for about a year. I can without hesitation credit her attitude and continued detailed attention have been the driving force in my continuing improvement. My surgeon has been especially pleased with my continuing recovery and is amazed that with every visit there is still visible improvement.