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Sault Area Hospital
Hand Program

Offers hand therapy services provided by physiotherapists and occupational therapists
Provides treatment for a variety of upper extremity conditions including:
  • Acute trauma: crush injuries, fractures, burns, lacerations and tendon, ligament and nerve injuries
  • Repetitive overuse injuries including carpal tunnel, tendonitis
  • Acquired conditions such as arthritis, Dupuytren's
Hand therapy may provide:
  • Preventative, post-operative/post-injury or conservative treatment
  • Management of acute or chronic pain and/or edema
  • Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
  • Scar management techniques
  • Range of motion, active and passive, to gain or maintain movement
  • Sensory re-education after nerve injury
  • Design and implementation of home exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity and strength
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Training in performance of daily life skills through adaptive methods and equipment
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 7:30 am-3:30 pm
No restrictions
Application Process
  • Referrals are required from a plastic surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon or family physician (priority will be given to referrals made by surgeons)
  • Must have a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Card
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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