Mallet Finger: A Common Sports Injury
From a high level competition to a weekend pick-up game, any athlete can experience a hand injury. Bumping, jamming, crushing, or cutting the backside of the finger near the tip, can cause a tendon injury known as a mallet finger.
Collaborative Treatment: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists Work Together to Treat One Injury
How patients benefit from working with a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist
Do you have shoulder, elbow or hand pain that has been lingering and now hurts more? Have you been experiencing discomfort in your hands while typing on the computer? Did your doctor make the diagnosis of tendonitis, tennis elbow, trigger finger or golfer’s elbow? For these healthcare needs and more, Athletico Physical and Occupational/Hand Therapists are able to get you back to doing the things you love.
Skier’s Thumb, Gamekeeper’s Thumb….. Baseball Player’s Thumb? Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb: An injury for all seasons. (more…)
Trigger Finger: Not for Target Practice
As we age, a little morning stiffness in the fingers may be a typical start to the day and opening and closing the fingers can quickly restore normal motion. When this stiffness causes a finger to lock in a bent position when making a fist, it can be much more painful to extend finger and is a condition that may require additional medical attention. (more…)
Cubital Tunnel: The “Other” Tunnel
“Just one more page.” One minute you’re being pulled into a great mystery novel and the next thing…your fingers are tingling. Shaking out your hand and moving your elbow in and out seem to return your fingers to normal but a few pages later, the tingling returns, especially in the small finger. Perhaps your first thought is, “Carpal tunnel syndrome.” A quick Internet search only causes more confusion. You might have cubital tunnel syndrome. (more…)
Athletico’s New Certified Hand Therapists
Athletico congratulates six staff hand therapists who recently passed the Certified Hand Therapist examination. All have now earned the distinguished mark of the CHT.
The credentials “CHT” distinguish an occupational or physical therapist as someone who has had:
- At least 5 years of clinical experience in their respective field
- 4000 hours or more of direct practice experience in hand therapy
- Successfully completed a comprehensive test of advanced skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation.
Athletico’s Certified Hand Therapists have earned the highest professional credential in this specialty area. Successful outcomes depend on the highest level of competency and advanced knowledge and skills. Athletico is pleased to offer the highest quality and most advanced hand therapy to patients.
Athletico offers hand therapy at over 100 locations.
Congratulations to these newly credentialed Certified Hand Therapists!
Read more about them below.
iPad Wrist: DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis in the 21st Century
Another night browsing the web on my iPad – Another night of wrist pain. I look down to see my hand cocked in some nightmarish position that couldn’t have possibly existed before five or six years ago. Yikes! I am a Certified Hand Therapist. I know better. (more…)
Wrist Pain in Gymnasts and Cheerleaders
The gymnastics and cheer seasons’ are picking up intensity! Check out our first of two blogs focusing on staying healthy during the gymnastics and cheerleading season. Our first blog by Sarah Clough PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, PES, who has a passion for treating gymnasts, trampolinists and cheerleaders, focuses on wrist pain in gymnasts and cheerleaders. (more…)