Hand Rehabilitation Program
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers a program specializing in the rehabilitation of arm and hand injuries. It provides a comprehensive therapy assessment and individualized treatment for the arm and hand.
This program specializes in disorders that result in limitations of the upper extremity that affect a person's ability to complete activities of daily living (ADL). These disorders may include: pain, weakness/loss of muscle strength, loss of range of motion (ROM) and sensory loss.
Upstate Rehabilitation at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm,
Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm
Who Can Benefit from Hand Rehabilitation?
This program may be appropriate for individuals with:
- Fractures of the upper extremity/hand
- Soft tissue trauma
- Nerve injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Crush injuries
- Arthritic conditions
What Should You Expect From Your Visit?
Treatments may include:
A physician's referral is required for examination and treatment within this program.
- Therapeutic exercises (strengthening and range of motion)
- Functional activities for ADL
- Static and dynamic splinting
- Application of heat and cold
- Home exercise programs
- Sensory re-education
- Joint protection education
- Use of adaptive strategies/adaptive devices
Beth Colbert, OTR, CHT
Certified Hand Specialist; Hand Rehabilitation