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Hand Therapy

Indiana University Health offers hand therapy services to patients of any age who need to improve strength and use in their hands and arms after the following:

  • Traumatic injury (from work, car accident or other)
  • Broken hand
  • Injury to tendons and nerves
  • Repetitive use injury, such as tendonitis

Whether a patient is currently being treated in the hospital, or needs care on an outpatient basis, our Certified Hand Therapists have the expertise and skill to help you regain the use of your upper extremities. Using the latest techniques and therapies, we treat all types of injuries, including complex, critical injury cases.

We work closely with the orthopedic physicians and collaborate with the Indiana Hand To Shoulder Center to provide you with the best possible treatment options, including surgical intervention when needed. Through Occupational Therapy, we establish functional goals, tailored to your individual needs, to help you return to full capacity.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Hand Therapy Treatment Information

The purpose of Occupational Therapy is to help you return to your prior level of function following injury or surgery. Our hand therapists will provide therapuetic exercises and education for preventing further injury. Additionally, we will provide suggestions towards adapting your environment via workstation analysis or your home with equipment that would improve function. We will provide services for clients of any age with treatment based on their individual needs.

Patients needing hand therapy may benefit from the following:

Initial evaluation. You will be given various tests to measure range of motion, grip and pinch, and overall arm strength. Your therapist will then develop a plan of action for your therapy based on your individual needs and your personal daily activities. As an adult, daily activities could include your job duties or the need to take care of your home or family members. For children or teens, daily activities may include participating in play, school or sports.

Treatment. IU Health hand therapists and orthopedic surgeons work together to provide treatment addressing:

Hand Therapy Support Services

Learn more about occupational therapy and hand therapy through the following resources:

Hand Therapy Rehabilitation Locations

LifeWorks – Michigan City
3777 N. Frontage Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360

IU Health Saxony Hospital Adult Outpatient Services
13100 E. 136th Street, Suite 2100
Fishers, IN 46037

The Crossing
1203 Washington St.
La Porte, IN 46350

Sagamore – Sports Medicine
600 Legacy Plaza
LaPorte IN, 46350

IU Health Methodist Professional Center
1801 N. Senate Blvd., Suite 1438
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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IU Health Methodist Medical Plaza South
8830 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46217
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