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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

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

Erie - Harborcreek
814-877-7078
2101 Nagle Road
Erie, PA 16501

Erie - West 26th Street
814-452-4447 
1325 West 26th St.
Erie, PA 16508

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

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
724-794-3315
563 Kelly Blvd.
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
South Hills
412-851-8850
UPMC South Hills, Suite 1400
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Uniontown
724-437-7500
160 Wayland Smith Drive, Suite 102
Uniontown, PA 15401

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