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REHABILITATION OF THE HAND, WRIST, AND ELBOW


Rehabilitation encompasses many aspects of improving a limb's function, appearance, and symptoms. Goals of rehabilitation include improved flexibility, strength, and dexterity. These are primarily achieved through direct handling of tissues and the performance of specific exercises. Patients will become well educated about rehabilitation during their sessions at the Hand and Wrist Center's rehabilitation unit. Patients must then take this new knowledge and apply it 7 days a week by practicing good ergonomics, performing specific exercises that they have been taught, and wearing splints faithfully in accordance with their instructions.

A Certified Hand Therapist should have an extensive scientific knowledge in the following:

  • Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the hand
  • Surgical procedures, indications and contraindications
  • Wound healing
  • Treatment protocols
  • Physiological effects of modalities.
Each therapy patient at the Hand and Wrist Center of Houston will receive a personalized evaluation by a hand therapist, who will then implement an individualized treatment program to address specific problems. The core of the program is patient education in ergonomics and the safe use of the upper extremity to perform work and enjoy hobbies. This is complemented by hands on techniques to increase muscle flexibility, balance strengthening, and mobilize joints and tendons. For more advanced problems, custom splints are a refined addition that can make a tremendous difference in the final outcome. The core program is supplemented by thermal and electrical modalities that decrease pain and tissue inflammation while pursuing the primary treatment goals.

Therapy Facility and Equipment

The Hand and Wrist Center of Houston is located in suite 1390 of the Park Plaza Professional Building with a spectacular view of the hospital and museum district. The facility has state of the art equipment, including the latest in custom splinting materials and a Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment machine. There is ample space for each patient to enjoy his or her own therapy experience while facing out over Hermann park and receiving one on one individual attention. Parking for therapy sessions is validated.

Splinting

Custom fabricated splints play an important role in the rehabilitation process of the injured hand. There are three types of splints: static, dynamic, and static progressive. Static splints have no moving parts and are used to protect the body part in one chosen position. The purpose of a static splint is to prevent hand contracture while protecting injured tissues (bones, ligaments, tendons) that are healing. In contrast, dynamic and static progressive splints have moveable parts. These splints apply forces to the joints through a traction device made of inelastic cords, spring coils or rubber bands. They are designed to substitute for active motion following a surgical repair or for absent muscle strength. They may also be used to increase range of motion of joints through a prolonged, low-load force. Splinting is one of the most effective means utilized by hand therapists to re-gain flexibility of the injured hand. Due to the complexity of many of these splints, it is recommended that a certified hand therapist who is knowledgeable in splinting principles as well as anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the hand fabricate these splints. A clinician who lacks the knowledge or expertise in splinting may actually cause further damage to an injured hand with a poorly fitting splint.

Work Conditioning

Work conditioning is a highly structured individualized treatment program that incorporates work-simulated activities with conditioning tasks. An individualized treatment program is created for each patient to restore neuro-muscular-skeletal function. The employee attends every day for a minimum of two hours. The services provided at the center include:

  • Progressive upper extremity strengthening and endurance
  • Motor coordination activities
  • Work simulated tasks
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Patient education on proper body mechanics and/or ergonomics
  • Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment work simulator

 
 
 
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  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
  • outstanding knowledge and gets you into the hospital if needed the same. - 02/09/18
  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Great staff, Great Doctor, Great surgery, recovery, and follow up. Thank you for the time and attention with helping me through the entire process. I felt very comfortable and safe with the entire process. - 02/10/17
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • All the staff and Doctor Henry were great! - 05/01/17
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • :) - 05/11/17
  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • Dr. Mark Henry is a true healer; the finest most competent doctor I've ever encountered. I am forever grateful to Dr. Henry and the entire staff for saving my finger and facilitating my complete recovery with grace and seriousness of intent. Thank you. - 01/10/18
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
  • :) - 06/01/17
  • Thank you for the hard work and excellent care. If ever I need this type of care again I will be knocking on your door. I've already recommended your services to others. Thanks Again! - 03/07/17
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • some of the most friendly staff and the doctor always explained the information in a manner in which I could understand which always made it very helpful. will definitely recommend this location to family and friends. - 05/31/17
  • The doctor was very informative and provided me with a solution quickly and I really appreciate that in this day and age. This is an awesome institution. - 03/02/17
  • great job! - 03/20/17
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
  • Really appreciate the education and insight related to my wrist and future athletic training - 05/31/17
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • We have had the best experience here. The staff has always accommodated us and since Tyler is only 10, they always go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Henry and his staff to anyone I know. Thanks! - 02/28/17
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • thank you for all you have done! I recommend you foranyone that is having any problems via hand wrist. Amazing surgon and doctor!!! - 02/01/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17










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