Hand Therapy Burnaby - Certified Hand Therapists

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Hand therapy is a specialized profession that is usually carried out by highly trained physiotherapists or occupational therapists that have done specialized training in the area of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

Burnaby Heights Physiotherapy hand therapists are certified and highly skilled at assessing and treating injuries of the upper extremity. Our health care practitioners have decades of experience in this area.

Our therapists provide effective treatment for a variety of conditions such as traumatic hand injuries, activity generated injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation. We help people restore, maintain, and maximize function through occupational and physiotherapy techniques, the application and use of customized splints, braces, and taping.

What type of injuries are seen by a hand therapist?
  • Fractures
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Ligament and joint injuries
  • Tendon and nerve lacerations
  • Burns
  • Frostbite
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus


Certified Hand Therapy Burnaby

Our Certified Hand Therapist Can Help Your Hands Too

Are you unable to enjoy your hobbies or work due to the pain in your hands? We understand how important your hands are. Are you wondering if you should be exercising or resting your hands due to joint pain or another condition? Regardless of the reason for needing hand therapy, it’s important to take extra care when it comes to your hands. After all, we use them for so many things.

A certified hand therapist will design a treatment plan unique for your hands and show you how and when to exercise them. Knowing is often half the battle and our therapists will make sure you have all the information you need to know when it comes to what’s best for your hands. We want you to feel confident in the effectiveness of your treatment.

Our therapists are knowledgeable on a wide array of treatment styles. First, a hand therapist will test the abilities of your hands and perform an initial assessment. The hand therapist will then discuss with you your personal goals to discover the best treatment plan for you with the goal of getting you back to normal function and activity.

Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Treatment Options

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There are many methods available for us to help you with taking proper care of your hands. Our therapists spent many years studying everything there is to know about hands. You would be surprised just how much we know about hands and just how many tricks and techniques we can teach you.

It’s important that strengthening exercises are done properly and that they are appropriate for the hand's condition. We will monitor your progress throughout the course of your treatment and adjust your plan accordingly. We’ll make sure you’re doing the appropriate amount of activities to heal your hands as quickly as possible.

Like strengthening exercises, range of motion exercises are important and our therapist will teach you how to do these at home as well. In addition to exercises, there are a number of medical devices available for us to use that come in quite handy (pun intended). Custom hand splints can be crafted specifically for your hands to make sure you get maximum mobility and recovery from your injury. Similarly, rings can be custom-fit and made to correct any finger deformities due to arthritis or other issues.

Desensitization techniques are available to help reduce sensitivity in the hands.

In addition to physiotherapy or occupational therapy, other service types such as massage therapy, where specific massage techniques are used on the hand and forearm, may be incorporated. Acupuncture therapy may also be considered as part of the overall treatment plan. Sometimes, all it takes to make our lives easier and to save our hands from being overused or improperly used is the right tool. Our hand therapists take the time to discuss your daily activities with you and provide special tools or suggestions to help you accomplish your tasks more easily so you can give your hands a break.

You don’t have to worry after surgery because we’ve got you covered. We have special tools and procedures ready to help you after surgery. We’re here for all of your post-surgery needs providing bandage care, infection prevention, healing assessment, swelling management, rehabilitation, and education.

Burnaby Hand Therapy Treatment and Splints

Most insurance policies will cover hand therapy if it’s provided by a certified physiotherapist or occupational therapist. It’s always a good idea to contact your insurance company prior to your visit if you’re unsure about your health coverage.


Book Your Hand Therapy Treatment Today

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Don’t wait for your condition to worsen. If you’re suffering from chronic pain or need help recovering from surgery, it’s best not to delay. Put your hands in ours. Conveniently located in Burnaby, British Columbia, give us a call and book an appointment today. You may also book an appointment through our website with our online booking app.

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Insurance Partners

At Burnaby Heights Physiotherapy, we are committed to making your treatment as accessible and hassle-free as possible. That's why we proudly partner with leading insurance providers to offer direct billing services for our clients.

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Medavie Blue Cross (RCMP, Canadian Forces, Veterans Affairs)
  • ICBC
  • WSBC
  • Green Shield
  • Telus-Health (including Sun Life, Manulife, Canada Life)
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • And More!

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Hand Therapy Burnaby BC FAQs

1Can Hand Therapy Help with Conditions Not Caused by Injury?
Yes, hand therapy is not limited to post-injury rehabilitation. It can also be highly effective for managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and repetitive strain injuries. Our therapists are skilled in designing treatment plans that address pain management, improve function, and enhance the quality of life for individuals dealing with chronic hand conditions.
2What Should I Expect During My First Hand Therapy Appointment?
During your initial visit, a certified hand therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your hand's condition, including strength, flexibility, and functional abilities. This assessment helps in setting personalized treatment goals. You'll also receive education on your condition and the proposed therapy plan. The first session is an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns and expectations with your therapist, ensuring a collaborative approach to your rehabilitation.
3Are There Any Self-Care Tips for Maintaining Hand Health after Therapy?
Post-therapy, it's crucial to continue with prescribed exercises at home to maintain the improvements achieved during therapy. Our therapists will provide you with a customized home exercise program and practical advice on ergonomics and activity modification to prevent future injuries. Regular follow-up appointments may also be recommended to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your home care plan.