Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is the specialized treatment of an upper extremity injury designed to restore range of motion, strength and overall function. Hand therapists are part of the occupational therapy department and treat a variety of orthopaedic, cumulative trauma and hand trauma injuries.

When you've experienced a complex hand injury that requires hand therapy, rely on Concord Hospital Rehabilitation Services hand therapists for expert treatment. 


  • Arthritis
  • Amputations
  • Nerve injuries/repairs
  • Tendon injuries/repairs
  • Crush injuries
  • Fractures (including post-surgical) of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Multiple trauma of the hand
  • Dupuytren's release (postoperatively)
  • Repetitive motion injuries (including carpal tunnel and lateral and medial epicondylitis)
  • Burn injuries
  • Ligament/soft tissue injuries

What You Can Expect from Evaluation & Treatment

After carefully evaluating your injury, your hand therapist will design a treatment program specifically for you. The evaluation includes looking at how your injury impacts independence at home and at work and treatment is modified as needed to help you return to your highest level of functional activities independently and without risk of further injury. As part of our team-based approach to care, your therapists will work closely with your referring physician and communicate frequently to ensure the best outcome.

  • Customized treatment programs to improve your ability to perform daily activities
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Education and guidance for you and your family members and caregivers

Treatment Techniques

  • Splinting (custom fabricated splints and devices to help maximize your surgical outcomes)
  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft tissue mobilization and massage (Graston and other instrument-assisted techniques)
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Patient education (adapting home activities, energy conservation, workstation set-up, and injury prevention)
  • Electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, ultrasound, and laser treatments

Three Convenient Locations in and Around Concord, NH

  • Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Concord Hospital Medical Office East
  • Concord Hospital Medical Office North