5 Tips To Help With Stretching

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  We hear so much about stretching….so what’s the big deal? What is your current understanding of what stretching is and why you should do it? Anyone here have neck and shoulder tightness? Painful? Can’t sleep or get comfortable sleeping? What are some of your job duties or general activities? Do you sit at a… Read more »

Occupational Therapy Miami – What, Where, When, Why, and Who?

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miami occupational therapy

You have probably heard of the term ‘occupational therapy’, but might not be 100% familiar with what it actually means or entails. This article aims to explain all the basics, namely: What, Where, When, Why, and Who! What is occupational therapy? The World Federation of Occupational Therapists defines OT as a “client-centred health profession concerned… Read more »

How occupational therapy can help after a wrist fracture.

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certified hand therapy for distal radius fracture

How occupational therapy can help after a wrist fracture. As an occupational therapist with a hand therapy clinic in Miami, wrist fractures are a common diagnosis that I treat.  Anything that is near the wrist, people call a wrist injury.  But you actually have 8 small wrist bones and then 2 longer forearm bones called… Read more »

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 »