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Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

The upper extremity rehabilitation program at Penn Therapy & Fitness offers individuals comprehensive rehabilitation for conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. The team of physical and occupational therapists at Penn Therapy & Fitness utilizes the latest equipment and most current knowledge. 

Skilled orthopedic clinical specialists and certified hand therapists can offer patients on-site fabrication and fitting of custom-made splints. 

Conditions Treated

Our therapists offer both non-operative and post-operative solutions for carpal tunnel syndrome, including wrist splinting, therapeutic exercises, activity modification an wound care to return strength and function. 

Tennis elbow therapy focuses on eliminating pain by protecting the injured arm with therapeutic splinting, stretching and strengthening exercises. 

Innovative, non-operative rotator cuff tendonitis/tear therapy reduces pain and improves function while helping avoid surgery. For post-operative patients, therapists focus on maximizing tendon healing and regaining range of motion and strength. 

Therapists and patient work together to enhance control of arthritis symptoms and reduce incidence of damaging forces on the joints. Such a focus can improve use of hands when performing daily tasks. 

Treating a Range of Upper Extremity Diagnoses

  • Amputations 
  • Contractures
  • Congenital hand anomalies
  • Crush injuries
  • Dislocations 
  • Fractures 
  • Implants
  • Labral tears/repairs
  • Laceration injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Post-surgical 
  • Repetitive stress
  • Replantations
  • Shoulder dysfunction
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon repairs
  • Tendonitis
  • Trauma 

Request an Appointment

For more information or to request an appointment, please call 877-969-7342 or fill out the form below.  

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