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At Hand in Hand Occupational Therapy of L.I., we offer therapeutic exercise programs for patients to regain normal mobility, strength and endurance. We care about the well-being of our patients and encourage them to partake in therapeutic exercises to enjoy their day to day lives with minimized pain and with the least amount of restrictions. Occupational therapists educate our patients and devise individual therapeutic exercise programs that are of a safe and beneficial manner which aim to address the exact needs and specific movement issues requested by the patient.  At Hand in Hand, we offer specially designed therapeutic exercise programs to allow patients to efficiently gain maximum functionality to improve their quality of life within a safe and comfortable environment. 

Who can benefit from therapeutic exercises at Hand in Hand Occupational Therapy?

At Hand in Hand, therapeutic exercises are prescribed to address problems with flexibility, range of motion, strength, endurance, posture and muscular imbalance. Occupational therapists design an exercise program that allows patients to complete their exercises at home as well as our within our practice. At home exercise programs are highly recommended since it allows the patient to maintain long term progress from the efforts made during therapeutic exercises with the occupational therapist. Patients are also highly recommended to engage in both local and whole body exercises to initiate functional changes in the cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems to promote efficient function for a better life.

Hand therapeutic exercise combines both occupational and physical therapy modalities to help rehabilitate the hands and upper extremity disorders, such as arthritis, nerve damage, Carpel tunnel Syndrome, muscle or tendon tears.  At Hand in Hand, occupational therapist utilize devices such as grips, balls, bands, stacking cones and weight bars  to improve dexterity, motion and strength. Before undergoing therapeutic exercises, occupational therapists will perform through sensory, musculoskeletal strength examination to determine whether a patient is fit to undergo any form of therapeutic exercises. The length and time of treatment from a therapeutic exercise program varies from patient to patient being reliant on patient condition.