Customized rehabilitative care
Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitating the upper extremities of the body, including the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. The specially trained hand therapists at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center have the expertise to help you improve your ability to perform everyday tasks, so you can live life more fully.
Our hand therapy specialists work closely with our orthopaedic surgeons to provide the highest level of care, including a customized treatment plan based on your individual rehabilitative needs. This team approach results in better patient outcomes, helping you maintain your independence and perform daily functions at home and at work. Our hand therapists will also educate you on appropriate exercises that can be done at home to help you recover faster, so you can get back to your daily life as quickly as possible.
Common Conditions Treated
Hand, wrist arthritis and elbow arthritis
Hand, wrist and elbow reconstructive post-operative care
Hand, wrist and elbow repetitive strain injuries
Tendon/ nerve injuries
Nerve entrapments (Carpal Tunnel/ Cubital Tunnel)
Tendonitis of the hand, wrist and elbow
Traumatic hand, wrist, and elbow injuries
Upper extremity amputation
Upper extremity fractures
Pain conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow (CRPS)
Ligament injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow
Return to work rehabilitation
And many more conditions not listed here. Contact the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Hand Therapy location of your choice for more information.
Innovative Treatment Options
Our occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are trained in:
Custom orthosis fabrication and adjustments (splinting)
Custom orthosis fabrication is a treatment provided by our therapists at the Center for Hand Therapy. Many of our patients require this treatment as part of their care to ensure that their hand or arm is properly supported in a brace that is custom molded to their arm or hand. The orthoses (braces) are molded directly to the patient using a low heat plastic that hardens as it cools. The patient leaves with the custom brace the day it is made. These custom orthoses can be remolded as the patient’s condition changes or to accommodate swelling.
Dry needling is a technique that specially trained physical and occupational therapists can use in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions to treat muscle tension and spasms caused by a wide range of conditions such as arthritis, muscle or ligament strains, headaches, and nerve irritation. It is called “dry needling” because needles pierce the skin without injecting any kind of solution. While the needles used in dry needling are comparable to the ones used in acupuncture that is where the similarities end. Dry needling is based on Western, science-based principles and not traditional Eastern medicine philosophies.
Hand Therapy Locations
Barberton - Lake Anna YMCA500 West Hopocan Ave
Barberton, OH 44203
Canton4466 Fulton Dr NW
Upper Parking Level
Canton, OH 44718
Green1622 SR 619
East Entrance, Ste 200
Akron, OH 44312
Hudson1310 Corporate Dr
Hudson, OH 44236
Kent2007 SR 59
Kent, OH 44240
Medina4975 Foote Rd
Medina, OH 44256
*Morning and afternoon appointments are available – please call your preferred occupational/hand therapy location for availability.