Treating Conditions of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder

Hand therapy at Palmdale Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute addresses injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Treatment often begins within days of an injury or surgery and continues until the patient is able to return to work and a productive lifestyle.

Contact the Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute at Palmdale Regional Medical Center

To contact us, please call 661-206-6250.

Conditions That Benefit From Occupational Therapy

  • Hand, wrist, or arm dysfunction
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow and other types of tendonitis
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome and other nerve entrapment disorders
  • Repetitive motion syndromes
  • Amputations
  • Burns and frostbite
  • Arthritis
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/RSD

Services We Provide

  • Control of swelling
  • Most heat and cold therapies
  • Ultrasound, iontophoresis and electrical stimulations
  • Scar and soft tissue massage
  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Customized splint fabrication
  • Joint protection principles
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Neuromuscular re-educations
  • Strengthening of muscles to improve fine/gross motor coordination
  • Training with orthotic and prosthetic devices
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Pain management
  • Training in life skills (e.g. dressing, bathing)
  • Home exercise program

Podcast: Therapy for Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is when your finger is locked in the bending position and you can't straighten it. It happens when the tendons that enable your finger to bend become swollen.

In this podcast, occupational therapist Vincent Chiu discusses trigger finger symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.


Hand Therapy

Get a Physician Referral

If you need a referral to a physician at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-800-851-9780.