Hand Therapy and Pediatric Occupational Therapy located in Scotch Plains NJ
Have you ever walked into a store, such as a drug store, that have off the shelf splints or braces for a variety of injuries from finger to wrist, ankle to knee? Often, individuals try to self-treat with these braces and while they are beneficial in some situations, they can also be more harmful than good. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional such as your primary care physician or orthopedic surgeon to receive a full evaluation and the best care. Sometimes, immobilization may be necessary, but as research changes, sometimes early motion is necessary as well. Many times, these off the shelf splints may not fit well, may rub in certain places, may be too cumbersome or bulky, and may not protect exactly what it needs to protect. Kimberly Hurley, MOT, OTR/L, CHT and Founder at Alta Rehab has extensive knowledge and experience in creating custom thermoplastic orthoses for the upper extremity (fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, arm, and shoulder). These are made custom fit to the patient to ensure least restriction with maximal protection. They are often more comfortable and fully modifiable over time if your needs change or swelling increases or decreases.
Due to our expertise we assure you we are able to fabricate the orthotic needed for your condition
Highly trained specialists
Custom splinting is very specialized and our Certified Hand Therapists have many years of experience making orthotics and treating patients with shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand disorders.
Same day appointments
Easily adjusted if uncomfortable
Removable for wound care, bathing
Made to immobilize only necessary joints
Adjustable as swelling decreases
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.