Hand Therapy Services

MCMC Therapy Services is proud to offer comprehensive hand care from the only certified hand therapist in the region. This type of rigorous training includes 4,000 hours of clinical hand therapy experience and a certification through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

Hand therapy is a general term used to describe a method of treating extremities of the upper body, including hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Hand therapy is used in cases of injury, disease or deformity to restore function and increase participation in daily activities.

Hand therapy is appropriate for individuals with upper extremity wounds, scars, damaged tendons or nerves, fractures and amputations. It is also used for people with acquired injuries due to overuse or degenerative changes such as arthritis.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Nerve compressions (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • Cumulative trauma disorders (tendonitis, tennis elbow, trigger finger)
  • Fracture management repairs (wrist and finger fractures)
  • Tendons and nerve repairs
  • Degenerative diseases (arthritis)

Conservative/Preventive Interventions

  • Splint fabrication to correct or minimize deformity
  • Exercise program to develop functional strength, motion, and dexterity
  • Management of acute/chronic pain Post-Operative interventions
  • Scar and edema management
  • Pain management
  • Desensitization for nerve injury or facilitate motion
  • Splint fabrication to protect injury/surgical repair or facilitate motion
  • Consultation for workstations evaluation

Kimberly Birk-Fitzjarrald, Occupational Therapist

Patient Testimonial

“I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “I was standing there with full weight on both legs. I came to the hospital and both knees hurt. Now, there was no pain.”

Patty Burnet
Patty BurnetMCMC Therapy Services patient

“My experience with Laurie and the rest of the team at Hood River Therapy helped me understand all the changes a woman’s body goes through during and after pregnancy,” Orand says. “It also helped me realize that you can still get back to the things you love.”

Amanda Orand
Amanda OrandHood River Therapy patient

Contact Us

Locations in Hood River & The Dalles

We are currently accepting new patients.  Often a simple physician’s referral is all that’s needed to make an appointment.

MCMC Therapy Services

Water’s Edge

551 Lone Pine Blvd, The Dalles

Ph: 541-296-7202

Hood River Therapy

2690 May St, Hood River

Ph: 541-386-2441