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Spotlight On: Hand Therapy and Its Vital Role at Gunnison Valley Health

Hand therapy is the art and science of evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder. At Gunnison Valley Health, our Certified Hand Therapists are experts in improving function, minimizing pain and helping you do the activities you love. This month we are shining a spotlight on Erin Sanborn, OTD, OTR/L, CHT and Jodi Lindner, OTR/L, MSOT, CHT two amazing occupational therapists who contribute to the exceptional standard of care that defines Gunnison Valley Health's commitment to the health and vitality of our community.

Expertise in Hand Therapy

Our hand therapists are skilled professionals dedicated to collaborating with you to find effective treatment solutions. Whether you're dealing with an injury, recovering from surgery or managing an existing condition, our therapists have the expertise to guide you through the process. The goal is not just recovery but also improvement in overall upper extremity function.

Versatility of Hand Therapy

Hand therapy serves a variety of purposes, making it a versatile component of our healthcare services. It can be employed as a preventive measure, post-surgical care, rehabilitation or for treating existing injuries. Those affected by arthritis or other chronic neurological conditions can particularly benefit from hand therapy. Our therapists educate individuals on joint protection, the use of adaptive equipment and other strategies to enhance upper extremity function.

Comprehensive Services

At Gunnison Valley Health, we offer a range of hand therapy services to cater to individual needs. These services include custom splinting, prefabricated splint fitting and molding, exercise program development and pain management. Each component is carefully tailored to address your specific concerns and promote optimal recovery.

Hand therapy can bridge the gap between medical management of upper extremity conditions and successful recovery. Whether you're on the path to recovery, managing a chronic condition or seeking preventive care, our hand therapists, Erin Sanborn, and Jodi Lindner, are here to offer you the expert care you need.