Occupational /Hand Therapy
At Seattle Orthopedic Center, we have skilled and experienced occupational therapists that have additional certification in hand therapy. Our therapists will evaluate your condition or injury and develop a treatment plan to work towards a goal. In addition to having the credentials of occupational therapy, our therapists are also certified in hand therapy. Hand Therapy is the specialized practice of evaluating and treating conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Occupational therapists are key members of the orthopedic health care team. Their role is to improve movement, restore function and relieve pain.
Our goal is to listen to our patients and provide one-on-one care to develop a program specifically tailored to the individual. Our therapists are dedicated to optimizing function in the shortest amount of time. They work closely with any orthopedic surgeons to ensure the highest quality of care.
Who Needs Occupational Therapy?
Patients who had a musculoskeletal injury or condition. Fractures, sprains, strains, injured tendons, damages nerves, repetitive motion disorders, arthritis and scars are all a focus for Occupational Therapists.
What are some conditions/injuries that OSS’s Occupational Therapists work with:
- Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Nerve Decompression Syndrome
- Sprains & Strains
- Crush Injuries
What is a certified hand therapist (CHT) and what can they do for me?
A CHT is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in the treatment of individuals with conditions affecting the upper extremity. The therapist has the knowledge and experience required to manage the challenging recovery of complex hand impairments.
What additionally makes a certified hand therapist stand out beyond certification?
SOC’ hand therapists work closely with the physician to monitor your progress following an injury or surgery to provide immediate treatment to reduce recovery time and assist you with returning to your prior level of function.
Do I need to see one of your surgeons to make an Appointment?
No. You can schedule a therapy appointment regardless of where you have been seen in the community.
How can I schedule an Appointment?