Hand Therapy Program


Gaylord's hand therapy program is renowned for the treatment of hand dysfunction caused by injury or disease. Our occupational therapists have advanced training to provide patients with specialized services including customized splints, adaptive equipment and work hardening.

Many hand injuries are work-related, the result of industrial accidents or wear and tear on joints, tendons and muscles from repetitive movements. Hand injuries are not limited to the workplace. Leisure activities, sports and motor vehicle accidents are the reasons behind many other hand injuries treated at Gaylord.

Common hand injuries and disorders include:

  • Fractures
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (a condition characterized by pain that is out of proportion to the degree of injury)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Rehabilitation and treatment focus on:

  • Range of motion
  • Strengthening and coordination exercises
  • Edema (swelling) control
  • Pain
  • Scar and wound management
  • Joint mobilization
  • Activities of daily living
  • Functional use
  • Sensory re-education

Program Features

  • Bioness wireless hand rehabilitation system
  • EXOS computerized hand evaluation system
  • Ergonomic work site evaluation
  • On-site physiatry services
  • Home exercise program
  • Work Hardening
  • Custom splints and adaptive equipment


For Appointments: (203) 284-2888, option 1

Referral Fax: (203) 294-8705


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Gaylord Farm Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

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8 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

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Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Guilford, CT 06437

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North Haven, CT 06473

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