Hand physical therapy for patients in Newport, ME

Conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions can cause hand pain that has a severe impact on your quality of life. Since we use our hands to perform nearly any activity, pain and reduced function can interfere with work, hobbies and even your ability to spend time with family and friends. 

By addressing the underlying causes of hand pain, physical therapy can offer long-term relief and improved functioning for patients. If you’re living in Newport, Maine, and are exploring the possibility of hand physical therapy, Back in Motion is proud to offer this treatment option. Learning more about the goals and methods of physical therapy for the hands can help you work with your treatment provider on a more informed basis. 

As you take a moment to read this quick and helpful guide, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions you have. 

What to expect when meeting a physical therapist for hand pain relief

Since there are such a wide range of causes for hand pain, the first step in physical therapy treatment is for you and your therapist to work together to identify the underlying sources of symptoms. This is accomplished by a review of your medical history, questions and answers about specific symptoms and how they affect daily activities, and finally, a hands-on examination of your hands and wrists to assess range of motion and painful areas. 

With this information, you and your therapist can develop a treatment plan for your hand pain that can include the following treatment methods:

  • Targeted exercises to strengthen the hands
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization to improve range of motion
  • Trigger point therapy to release tense muscles
  • Manual therapy to improve circulation and flexibility

Physical therapists can also discuss areas like ergonomics and workplace habits that can help reduce stress on the wrists and hands to ease symptoms. 

Back in Motion Newport provides outstanding hand physical therapy

With a friendly staff that is committed to helping people overcome pain and get back to the people and activities they love, Back in Motion can work with you to find the relief you deserve. To learn more about our treatment options, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.