What is Hand Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy


Hand Therapy is atype of physiotherapy that is concentrates only on hands. It uses exercises, hot wax treatments, splints and other therapies to give the patient as much use of their hands and prevent more loss and damage from injury.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
De Quervain syndrome 1 5
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 1 5
Hyperextension of finger joints 1 5
Polyarticular onset juvenile arthritis 1 0
Trigger finger 1 5

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hand Therapy

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Hand Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Hand Therapy


Stopped going to Hand Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hand Therapy.