Hand Therapy Services

What Is Hand Therapy?

Conditions or injuries related to your upper extremities often require specialized treatment beyond traditional occupational therapy.

Hand therapy focuses on the treatment of the upper part of your body such as your elbow, wrist, and hand. Due to the complex anatomy of your upper limbs, evaluation and proper treatment are managed by certified hand therapists. Our hand therapists provide patients with expert care focused on preventative measures and restoration for a wide range of upper-limb conditions.

Hand Therapy Services

Receiving hand therapy provides many benefits in addition to an increase in functional ability, such as improved mental health. Patients of hand therapy are able to begin a return to daily functional activities soon after the start of treatment. Strength, flexibility, coordination, movement, and other functions of the upper limbs are reclaimed due to the specialized treatment you receive from hand therapy.

Hand therapy services at UPMC include the evaluation and treatment of various injuries and conditions, including but not limited to:

Conditions Treated by Hand Therapy

Injuries Treated by Hand Therapy

  • Injuries and pain related to the elbow, forearm, wrist, finger
  • Fractures​ (including sprains and dislocations)
  • Lacerations (wounds)
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Post-surgery recovery

Treatment Plans for Hand Therapy

Individualized treatment plans at our hand therapy services pay special attention to your limitations, personal needs, and goals throughout the entire therapy process.

Your first hand therapy session may include:

  • Initial measurements of your hand or other limb
  • Evaluation of current strength and movement
  • Examination for swelling and other abnormalities

Post-initial appointment your therapist will direct you through various exercises and may require you to wear a splint on a regular basis. Other forms of hand therapy treatment include the application of ice or heat as well as the use of modified equipment to increase personal freedom.

Locations for Hand Therapy

Location Phone Address
​Allison Park ​412-487-4710​ 4490 Mt. Royal Blvd., 2nd Floor
Allison Park, PA 15101
​Altoona Station
Medical Center
​​814-889-3900 1516 9th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
Aspinwall 412-781-0602 CRS-UPMC St. Margaret
Park Place at Chapel Harbor, Suite 200
300 Chapel Harbor Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Beaver 724-728-4545 550 Corporation Street
Beaver, PA 15009
Bedford 814-623-3510 CRS-Bedford
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537
​Butler - Clearview Mall ​​724-285-5351 142 Clearview Circle, Suite 110
Butler, PA 16001
​Butler - Institute Hill ​724-282-4764

​Institute Hill, Professional Building
301 First Street, Suite 100
Butler, PA 16001

Cranberry Township 724-720-3050 UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Green Tree ​412-922-3344 UPMC Mercy Green Tree
969 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Greensburg 724-830-8750 5142 Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601

Greenville 724-588-3001 26 Conneaut Lake Road
Greenville, PA 16125
​Franklin-Circle Street ​814-432-9405 44 Circle Street
Franklin, PA 16323
​Harborcreek (Erie) ​​814-877-7078 ​2101 Nagle Road
Erie, PA 16501
Hermitage 724-347-6660 Hermitage Crossing
1115 N. Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA 16148
​McCandless ​412-630-9750 9365 McKnight Road, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
McKeesport 412-673-5005 625 Walnut St.
McKeesport, PA 15132
Monroeville 412-380-0551 UPMC at Oxford Drive, Suite 310
600 Oxford Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146
Moon Township 412-269-7062 UPMC West
1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
North Strabane​ 724-229-5260​ Meadowpointe
470 Johnson Road
UPMC of Washington, Suite 110
Washington, PA 15301 ​
Oakland 412-692-2434 Oakland Hand Therapy Clinic
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 1002
3471 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Peach Street (Erie) ​814-877-5097 ​4934 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Pittsburgh (Uptown) 412-232-7865 UPMC Mercy
Forbes-Pride Building, Suite 200
1425 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sarver 724-295-0066 252 Buffalo Plaza
Route 356
Sarver, PA 16055
​Seneca ​814-678-4656

100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346

Shadyside 412-665-8035 Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, Suite 400
5750 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Slippery Rock

563 Kelly Blvd.
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
South Hills 412-851-8850 ​UPMC Sout​h Hills, Suite 1400
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Uniontown 724-437-7500 160 Wayland Smith Drive, Suite 102
Uniontown, PA 15401
West 26th Street 814-452-4447 1325 West 26th St.
Erie, PA 16508
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