Our highly-skilled, certified occupational therapists take a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment. They have extensive training and the expertise to design individualized therapy plans that help our patients reduce the risk of re-injury and restore function in the shortest period of time possible, in a cost-effective manner.
Types of Therapy and Treatment
Our expertise in therapy and non-surgical treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder includes:
- Sprains, strains, and noncompound fractures
- Custom-designed and fabricated splints
- Individualized strength-building, flexibility/range-of-motion programs
- Wound care
- Scar management and edema control
- Patient education programs
- Individualized programs incorporating assistive devices
- Injury prevention programs
Therapy Center Locations
Patients can receive therapy services at these locations throughout central Indiana:
Diagnosis & Treatment Manual, 5th Edition
The 5th edition of the Diagnosis and Treatment Manual for Physicians & Therapists is comprised of four volumes and over 1,200 pages.
Volumes 1 & 2 include treatment guidelines for over 250 upper extremity medical conditions and surgical procedures. Volumes 3 & 4 consist of patient handouts, with corresponding photographs of each exercise. Volume 3 is written in English, and Volume 4 is written in Spanish.
The co-authors of this 5th edition have extensive experience in treating medical conditions and surgical procedures related to the upper extremity. Throughout each manual, the authors share treatment pearls to help facilitate patient recovery.
For detailed information on the 5th edition, please visit the manual website.
Hand Care Conference
Hand Care is directed toward the practicing clinician and is presented at an intermediate level.
It is recommended for occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses with a special interest in hand rehabilitation.
A comprehensive format is designed around the dynamics of a team approach for total upper extremity care.
Learn more about the Conference
The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center has been studying and evaluating proper computer workstation design and ergonomics for many years.
We’ve found that significant problems can arise from improper body positioning, improper equipment, long periods of time working on the computer without breaks, and poor body conditioning.
Learn more about workstation design
Patient Handouts for Therapists