If you found this blog post via our Google Post – Welcome! If you didn’t and want to see the Google Post – Click Here. Well let’s not waste any more time…the year is already starting to pass us by.
Step Right Up…Yes you! Step Right Up and let us wish you Happy New Year! Yes…It’s a New Year! We finally made it!! 2020 is behind us and the future awaits.
But…how are your going to “hand”-le 2021? Are you even thinking about what lies ahead when you may be in pain? I was reviewing sensory anatomy (No – I wasn’t trying to read myself asleep) and the homunculus came to mind. Don’t know what the homunculus is? Look below…
The homunculus is a cartoon representation of motor and sensory. The size of the parts depicts the neural significance of each. What is the largest depicted in both the motor and sensory? Need a hand? Sorry – I love bad puns!
Correct, the hand! As Therapists we can and have treated the hand here at PEAK, but not as well as an expert. Hand therapy, like any of the therapies we do in the clinic, is the non-surgical management of hand disorders and injuries. This therapy can be performed by a physical or occupational therapist. But the true expert of the hand is a Certified Hand Therapist!
Recently, we were able to bring onboard a Certified Hand Therapist to help those who have issues (pain & dysfunction) with their hands, wrists, arms. Here at PEAK, we like to exhaust conservative treatments of an issue before embarking on other treatment strategies.
We often take for granted the simple blessings of the use of our hands. It is autonomic to brush our teeth in the morning, take a shower, make a simple meal, or enjoy our hobbies. However, common hand injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, pain, and limited range of motion can severely impact your quality of life. And desire to explore new activities much less one’s we already enjoy. For those with issues of the hand, hand therapy is crucial for recovery!
So unless you have a strong and fully functioning hand, you ability to “hand”-le 2021 may bring your 2020 problems into 2021 – and that’s not good. It’s best that you handle any pain or problems before they get out of hand! O come on…that bad pun isn’t that bad…is it? If you can do better – please leave us a comment! Until we chat again…
Be & Stay Well!
PS: I had some help writing this blog from our Certified Hand Therapist Samera. Stay tuned for our write-up and introduction of Samera in our next blog post “Meet The Therapist.”
PSS: If you need help…you don’t have to wait until “Meet The Therapist” blog is posted to schedule to an appointment – contact us today!
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