When to use Heat vs Cold treatment

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If you have ever been to occupational or physical therapy?  Did your therapist put a hot pack or a cold pack on your injured body part?  I know I often use heat and cold modalities and many of my patients want to know why I am using it, should they also be using it at… Read more »

Hand therapy FUN!

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This week marks my office assistant’s end of her 3 month probationary period with us here at Hands on Therapy Services.  I am very happy to have Gretell on board with us and hope she can stay as long as she can and potentially even grow within our company.  Sometimes I have so many stories… Read more »

Your 1st hand therapy visit.

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Occupational therapy in Miami provocitive test

[prisna-google-website-translator] What can you expect during your 1st hand therapy visit? As the certified hand therapist here in Miami, I have been noticing more lately than ever before a delay in people coming into therapy after getting hurt or after surgery.  There are a lot of reasons like money or if it’s a worker’s compensation… Read more »

Scar care after surgery

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thick scar

[prisna-google-website-translator] As an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, I would say majority of my cases have had surgery so I see scars all the time!  They all need some amount of scar care after surgery.  Can hand therapy help with scar tissue?  Absolutely!! But what is scar tissue?  We focus on the hand, wrist,… Read more »

Swelling in hand injuries

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[prisna-google-website-translator] “My hands and fingers are so swollen, how do I get the swelling down?”  This is one of the most common question that I get asked from people that have swelling after hand/wrist injuries or surgeries. First, let’s talk about what is swelling in hand?  Swelling is the inflammatory process after an injury or surgery…. Read more »

Diabetes Awareness Month

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[prisna-google-website-translator] Every November, Diabetes Awareness Month is observed to bring greater awareness and education about the disease and its’ effect on millions of people young and old.  This year the theme is “Everyone has a role, what is yours?”  As an occupational therapist and hand therapist, I have a role in educating my patients on… Read more »

Hand injury after an attack.

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[prisna-google-website-translator] I am fortunate to get so many great, interesting cases cross my path over the years.  Since I am blogging now, I want to share one of my most recent case of a hand injury after an attack. Recently, a young man called to schedule his appointment for hand therapy after hand surgery.  Matt’s… Read more »

Shoulder pain after breast cancer surgery.

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[prisna-google-website-translator] Normally after you cut your hand or break your elbow, occupational therapy may be required to regain full motion and function.  So why not after breast cancer surgeries?  Women (and men) who undergo mastectomies can develop shoulder pain on the same side of surgery.  It is not uncommon to have issues even up to… Read more »

Ergonomics and prevention

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bad posture

[prisna-google-website-translator] October is ergonomics month! What is ergonomics you ask? It is the study of people and work to put it simply – with the goal of creating and ensuring a safe environment and reducing injuries. There is so much information about this topic because we all work for the most part in some way… Read more »