OT Splinting

Elite is now offering Occupational Therapy services, such as splitting, by our Certified Hand Therapy Services at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center. Custom elbow, wrist and hand splints are available for custom fabrication along with specialized rehab for shoulder, elbow wrist and hand diagnoses. Diagnoses include tendonitis, trauma, fractures and neural compression injuries.  

Now offering Occupational Therapy

Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center is now offering an outpatient Occupational Therapy Program. Services include custom splinting for post operative and other more conservative conditions related to elbow, forearm, wrist and hand impairments. There is now a Certified Hand Therapist on staff with 25 years experience to assist with rehabilitation related to orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Distal Radius Fractures

This diagnosis has proven to be one of the most common, if not the most common, diagnosis that is referred to a hand therapist. Most often these injuries are caused by FOOSH (falling on the outstretched hand). Differential diagnoses include scaphoid fracture, strain, ligament injury or tendonitis. Two important concepts to consider when rehabilitating the wrist after this injury is the consideration of forearm motion and proper hand motion.

Neurological Training by Certified Hand Therapists

I believe one of the most challenging concepts during rehabilitation is that of neuromuscular control following injury to the peripheral or central nervous system. It is a life altering diagnosis. Early treatment is key to securing maximal functional return of the upper limb. Many times, adaptations are introduced if motor control is lost or imbalanced.

Office Ergonomics

Working in an office setting is not as strenuous as running a marathon, but boy can it be taxing on your body! Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are common among office workers. Diagnoses include shoulder impingement, lateral epicondylitis (or tennis elbow), wrist tendonitis, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome including ulnar nerve compression either at Guyon’s canal or at the cubital tunnel.

Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory Processing Disorders would be like, imagining living your life not having a good idea of where your body is in your environment. Imagine having negative experiences with things that typically bring great pleasure such as walking in sand, riding a roller coaster, hugging, or sitting next to a friend. In the therapy realm this is call sensory integration disorder or sensory processing disorder.