PTII: Hand Therapy

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

Try these exercises to get you moving... WRIST EXTENSION Straighten your arm and bend your wrist back as if signaling someone to “stop.” Use your opposite hand to apply gentle pressure across the palm and pull it toward you until you feel a stretch on the inside of your forearm. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat 5 times, then perform this stretch on the other arm.

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WRIST FLEXION Straighten your arm with your palm facing down and bend your wrist so that your fingers point down. Gently pull your hand toward your body until you feel a stretch on the outside of your forearm. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat 5 times, then perform this stretch on the other arm.

Helps To Relieve Wrist Pain

Helps To Relieve Wrist Pain

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT Dr. Josephine Mo, MD graduated from both the undergraduate and medical schools of Northwestern University as a member of the 7-year Honors Program in Medical Education. She also completed her orthopaedic residency training at Northwestern University followed by a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

HEALTHY RECIPE

Dr. Mo and our hand therapists facilitate the development of an individualized treatment program tailored to each of our patient’s unique problems. COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED: • Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome • Trigger Finger and Thumb • Arthritic Conditions Affecting the Fingers, Hand and Wrist • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow • Dupuytren’s Contractures • Fractures, Dislocations, Lacerations and Other Injuries to the Fingers, Hand and Wrist

Dr. Mo is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has also successfully completed a Sub-specialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. She is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She has been recognized by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for her compassion and excellence in patient care. The Hand and Upper Extremity Team at OSS was formed to provide comprehensive care for our patients’ needs. We provide nonsurgical treatment options, same day custom splint formation, and postoperative rehabilitation on site. Daily team meetings between

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