Gunnison Valley Health’s Rehab & Athletic Medicine team is fortunate
to have both occupational and physical therapists who are experts in hand
therapy. If you require hand therapy, we can assist you in Gunnison or
Crested Butte – whichever location is best for you.
What is hand therapy?
Hand therapy is used to evaluate and treat injuries or conditions in any
area of the upper extremity – shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist
and hand. Hand therapy can be used as preventative care, post-surgical
rehabilitation or existing injury treatment.
People suffering from arthritis or other chronic and/or neurological conditions
can benefit from hand therapy by learning how to protect joints, use adaptive
equipment or other methods to improve function in the upper extremity.
Hand therapy involves a variety of approaches to treat the variety of
problems patients may face. Using tools such as exercise programs to pain
management, our hand therapists will find a solution to improve function,
minimize pain and allow you to continue living life as normal.
Services we provide
- Custom splinting
- Prefabricated splint fitting and molding
- Exercise program development
- Pain management
Why use us?
The hand therapists at Gunnison Valley Health are highly trained and passionate
about helping people return to normal use of their upper extremity. Additionally,
our hand therapists are experienced in customizing splints for the athletes
who live in the Gunnison Valley. Skiers, snowboarders, climbers and cyclists
are at risk to hand or wrist injuries. Our team is prepared to help you
return to your sport with a splint designed to meet the specific needs
of your activity.
Gunnison Valley Health Rehab & Athletic Medicine has two offices in
Gunnison and one in Crested Butte. Our staff is happy to meet you at the
most convenient location for you. Our hand therapists are equipped with
the education and experience and would be honored to help you. Call us today!
Jodi Lindner, OTR/L, CHT
Erin Sanborn, CHT