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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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  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
  • Fantastic. Very helpful and considerate staff and manner. Very much appreciated. Fully recommend in for the future. Thanks, Andrew - 09/19/18
  • 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
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • The visit was good - 09/27/18
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • 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
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • I appreciate the expertise and experience of Dr. Henry!!! I know I had the BEST hand surgeon!!! - 05/02/18
  • Awesome facility. Fast results. Thoroughly explained causes of pain, diagnosis and treatment. Staff wonderful. Facility is amazing - 10/10/18
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • MD was very thorough and spent a good amount of time with the patient (me). MD had good bedside manners which you do not see from a lot of doctors nowadays. He also made sure everything was understood and that I was given a chance to ask questions or address any concerns I had. Everyone was courteous and professional. Thank you for making mu visit a pleasant one. - 05/02/18
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • you were very good, thank you very much - 05/17/18
  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • Great service and attention to patient needs. Staff was very attentive. - 09/17/18
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
  • very helpful. staff was very helpful and outstanding. Dr. Henry explained everything to me - 06/19/18
  • Great experience on every visit. Doctor Henry's work is fantastic and his explanations are thorough. I recommend him highly whenever the opportunity presents. - 09/26/18
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • everyone was very helpful. - 10/02/18
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • David, Luis and the staff were so helpful and answered all my questions. Highly recommend the facility for any hand surgeries. - 09/27/18
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • great doctor - 05/23/18
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  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • Visit was pleasant and went smoothly. No complaints. Outstanding service. - 09/14/18
  • 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
  • Thank you for sewing me back together and guiding me through my recovery!!! - 05/15/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are phenomenal. Dr. Henry has a gift for not only treating health issues extremely effectively, but he is extremely thorough and very efficient at communication and explaining everything he is doing and all of clearly outlining your options for future procedures. - 05/11/18
  • every thing was really great - 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
  • I appreciated everyone being friendly and professional and quick and competent at what they do. Dr Henry is straightforward and clear with no extra b/s and I was quite pleased with that. - 09/20/18
  • Awesome staff. - 09/25/18
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dr.henry knew his stuff. he was friendly but straight to the point. - 09/11/18
  • Great job your staff is the best,thank you &GOD Bless all of you! - 06/15/18
  • Dr. Henry is a tremendous doctor! - 05/22/18
  • I was so impressed that Dr. Henry took so much time with me, explaining the whole process of my injury, what should have happened, and what we can do going forward. Thank you! - 09/28/18
  • 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
  • Great doctor and good staff - 10/10/18
  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17










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