Physical Therapy (PT)
There are two sites in the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Institute at Woodlawn system that offer physical therapy services -- Woodlawn and University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute -- both of which offer outpatient physical therapy services for patients with
orthopaedic, neurological and amputation issues.
In addition to therapy services for orthopedic, amputee and neurological conditions, the physical therapy center at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute also provides treatment for spinal cord disorders. Physical therapy at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute is provided by quality licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in two spacious therapy gyms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational Therapy is currently only offered at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute. Licensed occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute help patients overcome orthopedic and neurological dysfunctions of the upper extremities.
In addition to working in University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's state-of-the-art gyms, occupational therapists also use functional training bathrooms and kitchens to help their patients regain the function necessary for their activities of daily living.
What is Hand Therapy?
Hand therapy specializes in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand inuries. Hand therapy is provided by an occupational or physical therapist.
Common conditions benefitting from hand therapy include:
- Arthritis - rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Cumulative trauma disorders - CTS, tendonitis (ex. tennis elbow), other nerve entrapments
- Tendon and nerve injuries
- Skin grafts/flaps
- Amputations (Prosthetic training)
- Joint replacements
- Congenital deformities
- Soft Tissue injuries/Sprains/Strains
Hand therapists administer various evaluations to determine each patient's deficits and a plan of treatment is established. Some of the most common evaluations performed by a hand therapist include:
- Goniometry - the measurement of joint range of motion
- Strength testing - grip, pinch and manual muscle testing
- Edema assessment - the measurement of swelling in the limb
- Wound assessment
- Sensory testing - determines deficits in nerve function
- Coordination/Fine motor skills assessment
- Prevocational Assessment/Functional Capacity Evaluations - measures preparedness for return to work
- Splinting/Bracing needs assessment
- Activities of daily living assessment
- Adaptive equipment assessment
For more information about our physical therapy services, or to make an appointment, please call 1-888-453-7626.
This page was last updated: February 16, 2015