Hand Therapy in Hagerstown

Treatment for Chronic Aches & Pains

Meritus Physical Therapy's hand specialists provide treatment for upper extremity conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand. To provide the most effective assessment and treatment planning, our certified hand therapists continually attend educational seminars and courses. With this up-to-date knowledge base, our therapists can help patients return to or continue performing daily activities independently.

Treatment goals incorporate injury/deformity prevention, participating in functional activities and returning to regular daily activities. Treatments may include exercise, edema/swelling control, scar management, daily activity retraining, wound care and splinting. Modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation, TENS, iontophoresis, paraffin, moist heat and fludotherapy) may be used to enhance the therapy process.

We offer ergonomic assessment and job analysis, as well as rehabilitation for:

  • Post-surgical needs
  • Cumulative traumas
  • Preventative/conservative management
  • Acute injuries
  • Joint protection/energy conservation

We treat a wide variety of medical conditions and injuries, including the following:

  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Crush injuries
  • Cubital tunnel
  • DeQuervain's tenosynovitis
  • Finger, wrist and elbow fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pain/numbness/tingling
  • Post-surgical Dupuytren's contracture
  • Reverse total should arthroplasty
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Tendon/nerve repair or injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis/golfer's elbow
  • Total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Trigger finger
Center for Hand Therapy