Injury rehab and healing from Upper Extremity Issues
Many people say to me “ you just do hands right?” because of my advanced certification as a certified Hand Therapist.
This makes sense given our “title” however, it is extremely misleading! As a Certified Hand Therapist I actually specialize in the entire upper body-shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Everything that is connected to hands.
SO, nope, I don’t just do hands but I love them and am a total hand nerd! And they are SUPER complicated and fun to treat!
Injuries in the upper body can happen for any number of reasons, but I’m a BIG believer that for every thought and feeling we have there is a physiological response in our bodies to those thoughts and feelings!
Aches and pains get in the way of us doing the things we love!
Surgery or trauma in the upper body stops us in our tracks!
“Heather is a talented and practiced CHT (certified hand therapist) who has been very helpful in my recovery from left thumb surgery, which I had done in May of this year. She has an amazing ability to help me reach my goals of full mobility and strength in my left hand, all the while being positive and encouraging. She cares about all of her patients and works out a custom plan for each one. It has been a pleasure working with her and I would highly recommend Heather to any person in need of upper extremity therapy.
Upper extremity injuries can significantly impact the psychological state and quality of life. It may cause the fear of performing daily tasks which leads to prolonged recovery time
I believe part of my work is to dig into all areas of healing to make the recovery fast.
For true healing to occur we not only need to look at the physical aspect of what is going on but also address the emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic effects an injury has on us and heal all of them together.
No two programs are the same, we work together to come up with a plan that works for you to get you back to doing the things you love and start bringing your life back into balance.
After years of treatment it became clear that a one and done way of working really doesn’t lead to the path of full healing! Therefore, for me to truly help you on your journey I have created packages! My minimum package consists of an evaluation/assessment/treatment and 3 follow up sessions done either in-person or virtually.