Hand Therapy is the type of rehabilitation performed by a Physical Therapist on a patient with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. At Agape, we offer the most updated technology and techniques backed by cutting edge research. This enables the physical therapist to work with patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.
Our physical therapists can provide highly specialized treatments needed for the hand and upper extremities following injury, surgery, disability, and disease. We develop customized treatment plans based on proven research techniques for each and every patient. Our goal is to help you “get there” by regaining maximum use of your hand or arm and reducing the risk of re-injury.
Agape has a wide variety of tools and equipment specific to achieving the optimal hand and wrist care, including the dynamic TheraBand FlexBar to promote neuromuscular control and flexibility. The multiple direction Hand Gym, and a wide variety of resistive TheraPutty are also used for several rehabilitation strategies. These are designed to maximize your function while limiting impact to the joints in order to decrease pain and expedite your rehabilitation process.
Each of our therapists are trained in specific manual techniques including joint mobilization, palm massage, forearm musculature stretching, deep tissue myofascial release, myofascial decompression cupping techniques and joint stabilization exercises. You’ll find each treatment plan to be directly customized to the needs to meet your goals and expand the limits of one the most used parts of your body throughout the day.
• Dan’s directions are clear. I almost always know what he wants me to do. When I don’t, he is aware of that and tells me in another way.
• Dan explains the impact on my body of what he asks me to do. I don’t remember anyone doing that before. His explanations help me understand what we are doing and that helps me follow his directions.
• Dan has a subtle but effective way of correcting me. What seems like an off-hand comment as he walks by reminds me what I should be doing. I don’t feel like I have been told I am doing something wrong.
• Dan is concerned that I feel successful. He will modify something he has asked me to do, explaining what to do when I feel I am being pushed too far. That is valuable when I am doing exercises at home. I know how to adjust what I am doing depending on how I feel (see the second bullet).
• Nice guy. I enjoy coming in to see him.
• Agape. The atmosphere is relaxed but professional. And respectful of the clients.
• I enjoy the Virtual Reality Treadmill and will miss the fun when I am discharged.