Specialized Hand Therapy Services Get You Back To Your Life
At some time, most of us have experienced a problem using our hands. We know problems can be painful and can lead to the loss of full hand function, resulting in our inability to perform the daily activities that we've done automatically. That's why it is so important to get the best possible therapy after an accident or injury to your hand or arm.
Lexington Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services has the only certified hand therapist in Davidson, Davie and Rowan Counties. Sandra Martin is certified by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.
Experience Makes A Difference
To achieve the designation, Martin was required to have a minimum of 4,000 hours in direct hand therapy, to pass several examinations, demonstrate advanced clinical skills and theory in upper limb rehabilitation and to have five years of clinical experience. Martin actually has more than 20 years' experience in occupational therapy.
The most common hand conditions treated:
- Fractures and lacerations
- Sprains and strains of muscles
- Injuries to tendons, ligaments and nerves
- Repetitive use injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome and arthritis
- Joint pain
Martin explains that hand therapy is quite specialized, and there is a small margin between good and fair outcomes. The key, she says, is close communication between the patient, the physician and the therapist.
Dr. Simmons Riggan, of Orthopaedics-Lexington, says he is confident when referring patients to Martin. "She has the knowledge and skills to manage their recovery and does so with compassion."
Hand therapy is just one of the specialized services offered by Rehabilitation Services at Lexington Medical Center. We offer prompt appointments and accept most insurance plans. For more information, call 336-238-4776.