Hand Therapy

Our dedicated hand therapists specialize in treating patients with conditions affecting the hand up to the shoulder. The hand therapist assesses the injured limb and designs a specific treatment program. A variety of treatment techniques are used to help patients recover and return to activities at home and work.

  • Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Edema/Swelling Management
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Sensory Re-Education and/or De-Sensitization
  • Functional Activities and Activity of Daily Living Skills
  • Instruction in Use of Adaptive Equipment
  • Ergonomic Education and Prevention
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Burns
  • Joint Replacements
  • Reconstructive Surgeries for Hand and Wrist
  • Flexor and Extensor Tendon Repairs
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Amputations and Replantation
  • Fractures
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Ligamentous Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Repetitive-Use Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel, Epicondylitis, Tendonitis

Meet Our Team

Each member of the rehabilitation team at St. Joseph Hospital is licensed by the State of New Hampshire Medical Board of Allied Health. Together, our therapists average 15 years of experience and have advanced training in specialized areas of patient care.

Makayla Vandemoer, MS, OTR/L, CHT

St. Joseph Hospital Rehabilitation Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

603-882-3000
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