Hand Services

Hand Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

TRIA and HealthPartners, in collaboration with other healthcare organizations and government agencies, have decided to delay all elective surgeries, procedures and non-essential radiology services during the coronavirus outbreak for the safety and care of our patients and team members. If you have an existing appointment, we’ll call you and help you reschedule. Urgent or emergent conditions such as fractures continue to be seen at TRIA sites. Patients should call ahead of coming in so we can properly care for you upon arrival. 

Video visits are now available, making it safer and easier for you to get the medical care you need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. You’ll get the same personalized care, expert answers and treatment plans tailored to you as you do in an in-person visit.

For information on prevention, symptoms and what to do if you’re feeling sick, visit our COVID-19 information page.

Thank you for your understanding.

Hand therapists at TRIA treat a wide range of injuries and disabilities of the hand and arm including:

  • Fractures and dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions
  • Lacerations
  • Crush injuries
  • Tendon or nerve injuries and repairs
  • Sport injuries or repetitive stress injuries
  • Myofascial pain
  • Deformities of the hand, wrist or elbow

Working closely with hand surgeons and other orthopedic specialists, our hand therapists assess the patient’s abilities and design an individualized treatment program that leads to restoration of optimal function. We also use specific protocol guidelines for many diagnoses to ensure best outcomes and continuity of care. Our outcomes meet or exceed nationally recognized standards for many diagnoses treated. Hand therapists at TRIA provide acute care for urgent needs, treatment for chronic problems, and post-operative management and therapy for all ages.

Call TRIA at 952-831-8742 for more information

Types of Hand Therapy and Treatments include:

  • Custom fabricated static and dynamic splints
  • Therapeutic exercises (mobility and strength)
  • Edema control
  • Manual therapy
  • Patient education and training
  • Joint protection
  • Activity modification and ergonomics
  • Graded motor imagery
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Pain management
  • Sensory re-training
  • Wound care
  • Scar management

Our approach is hands-on. We also employ electrical and thermal modalities to enhance and increase the effectiveness of treatment. These may include: paraffin, Fluidotherapy™, whirlpool, ultrasound, neuromuscular electric stimulation, Graston® instruments and other therapeutic techniques.

TRIA hand therapists are occupational therapists who through continuing education and experience gained expertise in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity. Board Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) meet professional test standards set by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. They also have at least five years of experience in the treatment of upper extremity conditions.

Certified Hand Therapists


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