​If you have had an injury or illness that affects your hand or upper extremity—wrist, elbow, arm or shoulder—know that you can turn to the certified hand therapists at Emerson Hospital for expert evaluation and treatment.

Our hand therapists are occupational or physical therapists with advanced training and experience, and are uniquely qualified to treat individuals with conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity.

Among the conditions they see are:

  • Hand trauma 
  • Fractures 
  • Tendon/nerve lacerations and repairs
  • Joint replacements
  • Repetitive trauma
  • Traumatic digit amputations
  • Complex regional pain syndrome 
  • Dupuytren’s contracture 
  • Hand weakness or paralysis after stroke 
  • Arthritis

The services our hand therapists provide include:

  • Custom splinting (static or dynamic) and management
  • Post-operative wound care/debridement
  • Burn/scar management
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Strengthening programs including the BTE work simulator (a device that replicates hundreds of real-word job and daily-living functions)