Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy/Hand Rehabilitation

The Physical Therapy North staff are licensed and registered occupational therapists and certified hand therapists. The therapists provide upper extremity rehabilitation services designed to optimize restoration of function. They devise individualized evaluations and treatment programs for injuries and conditions involving the hand, wrist, and elbow. Therapeutic goals are set in collaboration with the patient and focus on functional independence for home, work, and leisure.

Our therapists perform comprehensive evaluations and treatment techniques that are supported by evidence-based practice. The evaluation and follow-up assessments include outcome measures to ensure patients optimally return to their previous level of function in all aspects of life.

Commonly Seen Diagnoses and Conditions

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • DeQuervain’s tendonitis
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Joint replacements
  • Nerve impingement
  • Nerve injury and repair
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Repetitive stress syndrome/cumulative trauma
  • Soft tissue and crush injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon injury and repair
  • Upper extremity fractures
  • Upper extremity tendonitis/sprains
  • Work-related injuries

Therapeutic Treatments May Include:

  • BTE work simulator
  • Custom splinting
  • Daily living skills
  • Electrical/thermal modalities
  • Home program development
  • Iontophoresis/hybresis
  • Joint mobilization/ROM
  • Joint protection
  • Patient and family education
  • Scar management and wound care
  • Sensory reeducation
  • Soft tissue mobilization

To view our occupational therapists’ credentials, please visit our clinician directory.

For information on the hand surgeons at Sports Medicine North, please visit the SMN hand surgeon link.

Occupational/hand therapy services are available at two of our PTN locations.
Peabody: (978) 535-1213
Beverly: (978) 839-0475
Newburyport: (978) 358-8085