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Summit Medical Group Hand Therapy can improve the way your hands feel and function through hand rehabilitation / hand therapy services.

Our experienced hand therapists specialize in evaluating and treating orthopedic conditions and upper extremity injury in people of all ages. We can examine your hands and tell you what approach will be safe and best for you.

A complex part of the body, the hands are comprised of joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and bones that work together to allow a wide range of function. When one part of the hand is impaired, function can be diminished or lost.

Problems with the hands can result from a variety of conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, diseases such as arthritis or Parkinson’s, an accident, or a congenital defect.

What is hand therapy?

Hand therapy involves a variety of hand rehab techniques to regain as much function to the hands as possible. The goal of hand therapy is to strengthen and restore use of your hand(s) after an injury, surgery, or disease.

Our specially trained hand therapists can teach you about the safe and proper use of equipment (ergonomics) such as computer keyboards. They also can train you about safe movement and things you should avoid to protect your hands from injury. They can help you regain function you need to return to work after an injury or surgery.

Hand therapy and hand rehabilitation can include pain management for patients who are experiencing chronic pain in the hands or wrists. The techniques can sometimes include the use of splints and exercises.

Do you need hand rehabilitation?

If you have pain or loss of function in your hands or fingers, you may be a candidate for hand therapy. If you are having pain in your hands or difficulty doing things that should come naturally with them, you should see your doctor. He or she can tell you whether hand rehab can help you.

Our Hand Therapy and Hand Rehab Services

Our hand therapy specialists remain know the latest techniques in hand rehabilitation, including:

  • Exercises to restore range of motion and strength
  • Custom finger splints to support joints, allowing tendons and muscles to heal
  • Techniques to increase tissue extensibility, reduce pain, and decrease swelling
  • Methods for joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Training to restore, improve, and maintain hand function
  • Education about ergonomics and protective measures
  • Sensory education
  • Injury prevention
  • Scar remodeling
  • Work station evaluations and modifications
  • Wound care and management

After a comprehensive evaluation of your hand function, our therapists will develop a hand rehabilitation treatment plan to give you the best possible results.

We offer day and evening hours.

 

Our Hand Therapy Practitioners

Missy D. Briody
Briody, Missy D., MS, OTR
Hand Therapy
Accepting new patients
Lisa  George
George, Lisa, OTR, CHT
Hand Therapy
Accepting new patients
Melissa A. Giberson
Giberson, Melissa A., MS, OTR, CHT
Hand Therapy
Accepting new patients
Robyn  Granizo
Granizo, Robyn, OTR, CHT
Hand Therapy
Accepting new patients
Carol  Martino
Martino, Carol, OTR
Hand Therapy
Accepting new patients
David  Skolnik
Skolnik, David, OTR, CHT
Occupational Therapy
Accepting new patients
Ellen E. Weinman
Weinman, Ellen E., OTR, CHT
Hand Therapy
Accepting new patients
Steven  Zawistowski
Zawistowski, Steven, OTR, CHT
Occupational Therapy
Accepting new patients

Our Hand Therapy Locations

Main phone number:

Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Berkeley Heights Campus
Lawrence Pavilion, Ground floor
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
908-277-8936
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75 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 102, Denville, NJ
75 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite 102
Denville, NJ
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140 Park Avenue, (Enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel), Florham Park, NJ
Floor 2
140 Park Avenue
(Enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel)
Florham Park, NJ
973-404-9840
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385 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ
385 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
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560 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ
560 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
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574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ
574 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
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