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Hand/Arm Rehabilitation

Team-Focused Therapy

The primary goal of hand therapists at Domincian's Hand and Arm Rehabilitation Services is to assist patients in regaining maximum hand and arm function as quickly as possible. During this process, therapists guide patients safely and promptly from the early stages of injury or disease through a return to daily living, work, sport or creative activities. Therapists work closely with a patient's referring physician, providing ongoing patient progress reports, as well as involving the patient as an active member of the rehabilitation process.

The Hand Therapists at the Dominican Hand and Arm Rehabilitation Center provide evaluation and therapeutic management for patients who have lost hand/upper-extremity function due to:

  • Traumatic injury of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
  • Fracture
  • Tendon or ligament injury
  • Sprain/strain
  • Nerve injury
  • Chronic pain condition (RSD, CRPS)
  • Arthritis
  • Burn/thermal injury
  • Repetitive motion injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Amputation/replantation

Experienced hand therapists provide patients with:

  • Individualized evaluations
  • Therapeutic exercise programs
  • Custom splint fabrication (Protective post-op splinting and sport- or work-specific splinting)
  • Wound care and scar management
  • Edema management
  • Manual therapy (Soft-tissue mobilization/joint mobilization)
  • Symptom control techniques for home, including TENS instruction
  • Joint and tendon protection techniques
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Repetitive motion injury education programs
  • Muscular relaxation instruction (Biofeedback training)
  • Activity analysis with suggestions to task modification
  • Ergonomic on-site evaluation and training
  • Computerized exercise equipment
  • Anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving modalities

Referral is by physician prescription. Many insurance companies cover these occupational therapy services, including Medicare, private insurance and Workers Compensation.

For more information, call 831 457 7130.
Our fax number is 831 457 7151.



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Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(831) 462-7700