Upper Extremity Occupational Therapy
Upper extremity includes the shoulder, upper arm, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers. Occupational therapists support patients with upper extremity injuries or post-surgery conditions to rehabilitate and recover so they can resume their daily activities at home, work, and in the community.
Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a physically disabling condition, whether acute or chronic.
Occupational therapists use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients. The therapist helps clients not only to improve their basic motor functions, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.