Sue experienced severe injuries that required reconstructive hand surgery. She was referred to hand therapy and worked with Swift Institute’s hand therapists Christine, Pam, and Michelle (formerly of Nevada Hand Therapy). When Sue started hand therapy, she had little to no function in her affected fingers, hand, and ‘frozen’ shoulder.
The journey to recovery was not easy, but Sue quickly learned she was in good ‘hands’ with her hand therapy. “At my first appointment, my hand therapists took the time to evaluate my upper extremity injuries comprehensively. Based on the assessment, my hand therapy visits included physical manipulations, strengthening exercises, and home exercise program instruction. All of my therapists made sure my movements were correct to help ensure the effectiveness of my at-home exercises.
Every physician who has examined my arm is amazed at how functional my hand is now. I can write and open jars with no problems.Patient Sue
Today, Sue’s shoulder is back to normal and has no restrictions. “Every physician who has examined my arm is amazed at how functional my hand is now. I can write and open jars with no problems. I can’t say enough good about my hand therapy team. They went above and beyond to help with my recovery. Christine, Pam, and Michelle also collaborated with me, the patient, throughout my therapy. They included me in developing my care plan and did an amazing job, giving me the full recovery potential my devastating injury allowed,” Sue reflects.