Hand Therapy Center

Altru Health System's Hand Therapy Center staff includes Certified Hand Therapists who have extensive training in the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand treatment. They have a unique understanding of all upper extremity problems and are able to create a rehabilitation program tailored to individual needs.

Altru's Hand Therapy Center is located in the Altru Performance Center. For more information, call 701.780.5973 or 800.732.4277, ext. 5973.


Patients

The injuries/disease processes that benefit from specialized upper extremity rehabilitation services include:

  • Tendon lacerations/avulsions
  • Fractures
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Nerve injuries/compressions/lacerations
  • Congenital deformities
  • Burns/frostbite
  • Wound care/scar management
  • Tendonitis
  • Post-mastectomy and lymphedema care
  • Sprains or strains
  • Impingement Syndrome

Evaluation and Treatment Specialized Care Techniques can Include:

  • Static and dynamic orthotic splinting/bracing
  • Pain reduction techniques
  • Modalities (heat/cold, ultrasound, whirlpool, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, fluidotherapy)
  • Manual Therapy including joint mobilization and myofascial techniques
  • Customized stretching and strengthening program
  • Computerized work simulator
  • Edema control
  • Aquatic pool therapy
  • Physical Conditioning Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Task analysis
  • Compensatory training and equipment

Referrals

Even though a patient may call for his or her own appointment or another professional may initiate one, a physician's prescription must accompany the patient. Our staff will work closely with referring physicians, communicating and sharing information on treatment planning, goals and patient progress.