Southwest General Hospital

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Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation

Therapist working on patient's hand

A comprehensive rehabilitation program for patients with upper extremity injuries and conditions

At Southwest General, physical and occupational therapists from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department work together to provide a comprehensive program for rehabilitation of all upper extremity injuries and conditions involving the hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder.

Outpatient Services to Restore Function

The Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation program improves the quality of life for patients by providing the care and services needed to regain mobility and functionality lost as a result of injury or disease. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Frozen joints
  • Dislocations
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Comprehensive Care for the Upper Extremities and Hand

Southwest General provides a wide range of services, state-of-the-art treatments and therapeutic procedures  to help patients overcome diverse conditions affecting the upper extremities and hand. These include:


  • Pain control/reduction
  • Edema control/reduction
  • Desensitization
  • Fabrication of orthotics (braces, splints)
  • Custom-made Splints
  • Stabilized splints to immobilize injury and promote healing
  • Stabilized splints to prevent contractures
  • Dynamic splints to assist movement of weak muscles
  • Promotion of wound healing
  • Scar management
  • Work simulation


  • Moist heat
  • Cryotherapy
  • Whirlpool
  • Paraffin bath
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Electrical therapies
  • Ultrasound

Therapeutic Procedures

  • Active range of motion and strengthening
  • Splinting
  • Mobilization
  • Work simulation
  • Functional activities

Insurance Information

A physician referral is required for all Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Services. Most major insurance providers cover these services.

We Look Forward to Helping You

 Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Services are provided at LifeWorks of Southwest General, a fitness facility that offers free, surface-level parking and other family-friendly services including fitness memberships and childcare.  It is located at:

7390 Old Oak Blvd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

To learn more about Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Services, or to schedule an appointment, call 440-816-8010.

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