Hand Therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating injuries and conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities (shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand). Therapy enables patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle. Patients who are candidates for hand therapy may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, or fractures. Others include patients who suffer from conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, as well as from chronic problems such as arthritis or a neurologic condition. ParkwayHealth’s Hand Therapist is American-certified in Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy, with special interest in the treatment of upper extremity injuries and orthopedic related rehabilitation, including shoulders, splint fabrication, modalities, exercise, wound care and functional training.