Occupational / Hand Therapy

LoHi Physical Therapy: Occupational Therapy & Hand Therapy in Denver

Gotta handle what life hands you!

An upper extremity injury of the hand, wrist, thumb, elbow, or shoulder may be of slow onset over time or may come on suddenly due to a fall or injury.  Either way, the loss of upper extremity function is unexpected and can be life-changing.

Occupational Therapist with patient

Below is a list of conditions we treat:

  • Post-traumatic soft tissue strain and sprain, bone and joint injury: edema, stiffness, pain
  • Post-surgical needs to address: edema, appropriate early motion of joints, scarring
  • Treatment of tendon injury and post-surgical flexor/extensor repairs
  • Joint biomechanics, pain and instability of the hands and thumb due to Osteoarthritis
  • Joint biomechanics, pain and instability of the wrist
  • Joint stiffness due to scarring, joint derangement or other soft tissue restrictions due to fracture/trauma

Other Musculo-Skeletal injuries:  Below are a few commonly known conditions.  If your symptoms are similar to one of the conditions listed, it may be in your best interest to have it checked out sooner rather than later. Most often, early intervention of musculo-skeletal injuries with therapy will relieve symptoms, teach you how to avoid re-occurrence of symptoms and avoid more painful chronic conditions in the future.

At LoHi PT, our certified hand therapist will help and guide you as you recover and return to what you love to do.

Accurate assessments, immediate care, and effective treatment will reduce the risk of loss of function and expedite your return to what you love to do…

A Certified Hand Therapist is an occupational or physical therapist with specialty training and certification in conditions of the upper extremity including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb and hand.

“Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper extremity of the human body. Hand therapists are occupational therapists or physical therapists that, through advanced training and experience, have specialized knowledge of upper extremity function and rehabilitation. Using their advanced skills in assessment and treatment, hand therapists work with their clients to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity, and enhance participation in daily life.”

 American Society of Hand Therapists

Your hand therapist will provide an accurate assessment of your hand or upper extremity injury. At LoHi PT, our hand and upper extremity specialist, Karen Voss, has a well rounded background combined with advanced training providing you with effective treatment for optimal recovery.  Optimal recovery means faster return to work and a productive lifestyle.

If you are looking for an occupational therapist or hand therapist in Denver...