Therapy Center

The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center operates the largest therapy facility in the country focused on rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

Over the past 30 years, the Therapy Center has earned local, national, and international recognition for its cutting-edge treatments. The therapy department also has a commitment to teaching and education, clinical research, and contributions to peer-reviewed literature.

Indiana hand to Shoulder Center therapy team

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.

IHTSC Therapy Staff

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

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The 5th edition of the Diagnosis and Treatment Manual for Physicians and Therapists consists 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 exercise photographs. 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. The authors share treatment pearls throughout each manual to help facilitate patient recovery.

For detailed information on the latest edition, please visit the manual website

Hand Care Conference

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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

Workstation Design

woman sitting at office desk holding neck in pain.

The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center has studied and evaluated 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

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