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Alaska from Heather

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Five Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

If you have a more introverted personality, joining a gym, exercise class or workout group may not be your cup of tea. But, that doesn’t have to hold you back from achieving fitness or weight-loss goals. Finding a workout routine that fits your personality is one of the key ways to achieve optimal results. And, […]

Combat holiday stress with exercise

When a demanding holiday season leaves you twisted in knots from the stresses of commitments, crowds, shopping and entertaining, mounds of research point to a simple solution to such anxiety: sweat away that stress by making exercise a part of your holiday routine.  Besides the obvious benefits of improving your physical condition and fighting disease, the Anxiety […]

Why custom Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Splints (Orthoses)?

By Joe Bullert, MOT, OTR/L When driving up to the Hand Clinic you may see our sign which declares our aim to “restore abilities from shoulder to fingertips”. This isn’t hyperbole. If a person is having trouble with their arm or hand, it’s very likely we can help them. To do this we have a […]

5 Ways to Avoid Hand Pain While Holiday Crafting

By Kimberly Alquist Most people who enjoy knitting may experience pain or discomfort in the hands or wrist at some point. The repetitive actions involved with knitting exposes one to the development of a number of conditions, the foremost being Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, trigger thumb or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Both conditions can cause pain, discomfort and impaired function of the […]

I AM SO CLUMSY!

“I AM SO CLUMSY! I drop things and feel so weak. My hand aches and it gets tired….” Often this kind of complaint from a patient can be due to weakness or dysfunction of the intrinsic muscles of the hand. These muscles include the palmar interossei, dorsal interossei, lumbricals, as well as those comprising the […]

Benefits of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

What are the benefits and how can CIMT help? By: Sarah Karmali MS, OTR/L Constraint Induced Therapy [CIT] helps the brain “rewire” itself (Constraint-induced Therapy (CI Therapy) Taub Therapy clinic, n.d.) by integrating activities using the affected limb rather than the non-affected limb. CIT can show improvements with the affected hand regardless of the date […]

What Sets Occupational Therapists Apart

Learn what Occupational Therapists can do to improve your daily life Why Occupational Therapy? Occupational Therapists help people throughout their lives participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations) Occupational therapy practitioners are trained in the STRUCTURE & FUNCTION of the human body and the […]

A Splinting Success

Thank you so much for the splint. It is amazing. The one-size-fits-all kind I got from the doctor didn’t work at all.  It was itchy and made my wrist hurt more. The one you made to fit me was so comfortable that I was able to wear it.  When my swelling went down it was nice to […]