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Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

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


  • Moist heat
  • Cryotherapy
  • Paraffin bath
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Electrical therapies
  • Ultrasound
  • Manual Therapy

Therapeutic Procedures

  • Active range of motion and strengthening
  • Splinting
  • 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

To learn more about Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Services, or to schedule an appointment, call 833-SW-REHAB (833-797-3422).

Hand and Upper Extremity Rehab is available at:

LifeWorks Therapy Services of Southwest General
7390 Old Oak Blvd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: 440-816-8010
Fax: 440-816-4850

North Royalton Physical Therapy
5340 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-230-1133
Fax: 440-230-9243

Southwest General Therapy Services
7255 Old Oak Blvd, C 411
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: 440-816-2683
Fax: 440-816-4522