We treat more than just body parts. We work with the whole person. In this category we will be discussing a holistic approach to treating hand therapy injuries. In addition, we will cover how therapists can maintain a holistic balance for themselves.
Wound Healing in Hand Therapy
By: Maddie Mott Wound healing (healing hand therapy) involves a complex series of interactions between different cell types, cytokine mediators, and the extracellular matrix with its four basic stages including hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling…Read post »
A Hand Therapist’s Role in Nutrition Education for Wound Healing
By Brittany Day Role of nutrition in wound healing Nutrition plays an important function in the biological factors that contribute to normal wound healing (wound care nutrition). Patients without nutrient dense diets may experience diminished…Read post »
Creating an Action Plan for Addressing Mental Health in the Clinic
Blog By: Rachel Reed As hand therapists, our care for our patients must be driven by the goal of treating the whole person, not just their hand or injury (Hannah, 2011). Occupational therapy is a…Read post »
Do you know the secret ingredient to recovering from an injury?
Do you know the secret ingredient to recovering from an injury? I will give you a hint it is 5 letters and begins with the letter S. SLEEP Have you ever asked yourself a question…Read post »
Putting Occupation in Hand Therapy
It was early in my career, maybe a year out of school. I was working with a veteran physical therapist that had been practicing for thirty plus years. She was somewhat intimidating and one of…Read post »
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