Hand & Upper Extremity Therapy Services

Your hand and upper extremity treatment at Ascend Hand Therapy will only be provided by Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs), and will include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Therapeutic Exercises and Activities
  • Manual Therapy Techniques - Soft Tissue Massage and Mobilization, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage) Stretching and Joint Mobilization, Myofascial Release, Cupping
  • Advanced Wound Care Techniques
  • Swelling Management Procedures
  • Scar Care Methods
  • Physical Agent Modalities - Cold Laser, Ultrasound, Ice Packs, Moist Hot Packs, TENS, NMES, Iontophoresis, Phonophoresis
  • Patient Education Regarding Injury and Recovery Process
  • Custom Bracing and Splinting
  • Serial Casting

Custom Splinting

At Ascend Hand Therapy, your customized splint will be created by one of our expert therapists out of low-temperature thermoplastic material, typically in less than one hour!  Your splint will be skillfully designed for your specific hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder injury. Several of our most common splints are listed below:

  • Thumb Spica
  • Wrist Cock-Up
  • Ulnar Gutter
  • Radial Gutter
  • Clamshell
  • Dorsal Blocking
  • Mallet Finger
  • Dynamic Outrigger
  • Humeral Cuff
  • Sugar Tong
  • Long Arm Posterior Elbow
  • Relative Motion ("Yoke")
  • Anterior Elbow
  • Finger Tip Protector
  • Pulley Protector ("Ring")
  • Ulnar Drift
  • Epicondylar Bearing
  • Night Extension
  • Muenster
  • Resting Hand

Common Conditions Treated

The highly-qualified Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) at Ascend Hand Therapy can assist you in the recovery and rehabilitation of any of the following hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries.

  •  Hand
    • Fractures/Breaks
    • Dislocations
    • Osteoarthritis (OA)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Mallet Finger
    • Trigger Finger
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Flexor/Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Amputations
    • Skier's/Gamekeeper's Thumb
    • Wounds
  • Wrist
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
    • Distal Radius Fractures/Breaks
    • Ulna Fractures/Breaks
    • Scaphoid Fractures/Breaks
    • Wrist Fractures/Breaks
    • TFCC Injuries
    • Wrist Tendonitis
    • Wrist Sprain/Strain
    • Intersection Syndrome
    • Midcarpal Instability
    • Radial Nerve Palsy
  • Elbow
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Elbow Fractures/Breaks
    • Olecranon Fractures/Breaks
    • Elbow Dislocations
    • Pitcher's Elbow
  • Shoulder
    • Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Shoulder Dislocations
    • Shoulder Fractures/Breaks
    • Clavicle Fractures/Breaks
    • Brachial Plexus Injuries
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Humeral Fractures/Breaks

Next Steps...

Call us today to schedule your initial appointment with one of our Certified Hand Therapists, and we will take your therapy to new heights!