Pediatric Hand Therapy

Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Services

What is pediatric hand therapy?

A specialized practice provided by a pediatric occupational therapist with advanced training and certification in the treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions. The therapist works closely with the physicians, surgeons and parents to ensure the child has the best treatment and recovery. With experience and training in working with the pediatric population the therapist can provide a creative, fun and playful environment during treatment.

Who may benefit from hand therapy?

Any child with a traumatic or congenital hand or upper extremity condition, including:

  • Fractures
  • Tendon laceration and repair
  • Nerve injuries
  • Sprains
  • Burns
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries (birth and traumatic)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ganglions
  • Congenital (polydactyly, syndactyly, camptodactyly, radial deficiency)
  • CRPS

What are the goals of hand therapy?

To provide therapeutic modalities, protective or progressive splinting, manual treatment, exercise and age appropriate activities to decrease pain and improve function.

When to refer?

For optimal outcomes from both congenital and traumatic post-surgical or non-surgical conditions, children benefit from early referral and treatment.

This program is currently being offered at our Louisville Main office.