Flex Physical Therapy | Hand Therapy | New York, NY | Midtown West | Upper West Side

Hand Therapy

Flex Physical Therapy is committed to providing superb care for patients’ hands and upper extremities with sensitivity to the significant nature of their function for self-care, work, leisure, and overall daily life. As with our orthopedic and sport physical therapy programs, the hand program is individualized to meet the needs and goals of each person. Patient education and communication are at the forefront of treatment, as well as consistent communication with referring physicians, which is especially important given the intricacies of the various hand diagnoses.

With consideration of your symptoms, diagnosis, medical history, lifestyle, and needs, our plans offer a combination of hands-on therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise, massage, modalities, scar management and wound care, custom-designed and fabricated splints, and/or ergonomic support (for the workplace, leisure activities, and home). Treatment is designed to reduce pain, tingling, numbness, and swelling. Techniques are used to improve range of motion, dexterity, strength, and function; and minimize occurrences of injury.

Conditions Treated

Flex offers comprehensive hand and upper extremity physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation due to generalized discomfort, injury, post-surgery, or specific conditions such as:

  • Arthritis (and other inflammatory conditions)
  • Fractures (hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and upper arm)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (including pregnancy-induced CTS)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Post-surgery Rehabilitation
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Dislocations
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Swan Neck and Boutonnière Deformities
  • Edema
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Ligament Injuries (sprains and tears)
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve/Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendon Injuries (flexor and extensor)
  • Tendonitis
  • Splint Fabrication
  • Acute and Chronic Conditions