Hand Therapy

Our Certified Hand Therapists and Hand Specialists provide advanced clinical treatment for improving rehabilitation of the upper extremities and hands. Our hand therapists specialize in treatment of patients with shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries and conditions. Treatment of arthritis (rheumatoid, psoriatic and osteoarthritis), Repetitive Stress Injuries (carpal tunnel and tendinitis), tendon and nerve injuries, Soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains), fractures, burns, skin grafts/flaps, amputations, joint replacement, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD) and more.

Using specialized skill in assessment and treatment, our hand therapists work to restore function and to prevent dysfunction and pathology progression. They strive to improve the quality of life and achieve functional restoration.

  • Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Therapy
  • Pre-fabricated and custom-fabricated splints/orthoses
  • Pre- and post-surgical care
  • Burn and wound care
  • Manual therapy including scar tissue mobilization and soft tissue massage
  • Fine motor skill retraining/education
  • Activity Modification
  • Functional Retraining
  • Symptoms Management
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Ergonomic Assessments and Recommendations
  • Work injury treatment
  • Work Conditioning including BTE Simulator II
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations

We specialize in a wide variety of hand therapy, however below is a selection of injuries that we frequently see at our clinic:

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Finger, Hand, Wrist, Arm, Elbow and Shoulder Fractures, Sprains & Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Amputations, Replants, & Re-attachments
  • Sports Injuries
  • Crush Injuries
  • Ligament Lacerations, Tears, and Instability
  • Joint Replacements
  • DeQuervain’s Disease
  • Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow and Golfers elbow)
  • Painful Thumb Conditions
  • Trigger Finger, Mallet Finger, and Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Nerve Lacerations & injuries
  • Sensory Problems
  • Fine Motor Skills/Conditioning
  • CRPS Conditions
  • Bursitis & Tendinitis
  • Autoimmune Disorders Inhibiting Hand Function
  • Birth Defects & Congenital Deformities

Meet our Hand Therapists

Jim. Strandy, PT, CHT, CEA, Hand Specialist

Jim Strandy, PT, CHT, CEA

Kari Einset, MS, OT/L, Hand Specialist


Angela Ritschel, MOT, OT, Hand Specialist