Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy

    Hand and Upper Extremity therapy focuses on use of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand (upper extremity). Treatment can be done as part of an outpatient program and / or after surgery. 

    Goals for this type of physical therapy could include:

    • Increased range of motion
    • Decreased pain
    • Strength
    • Flexibility
    • Specific skills (e.g. bathing, dressing, eating)
    • Leisure skills (sports, music)

    Why Choose Us?

    At Cincinnati Children's, our therapists:

    • Are trained in child development
    • Have specialized training in hand therapy
    • Deliver care in a child friendly environment
    • Work directly with the physicians in our Hand and Upper extremity Center

    Who Can Benefit? 

    Infants, children, and teens who have difficulty with using their arms and/or hands can benefit from this service. This may include children with:

    • Birth defects
    • Fractures and nerve injuries
    • Soft tissue damage including amputation
    • Cerebral palsy
    • A spinal cord injury
    • Chronic pain in the arm/hand
    • Loss of range of motion
    • Difficulty with skills at home, school, work or play

    Location of Service

    Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy services are offered at our Main (Burnet) Campus, as well as the Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus and Green Township campus.

    Additional Programs and Services

    Learn more about the various specialized programs and services we offer in the Divisions of Occupational and Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation.

  • At Cincinnati Children's, our physical therapists have specialized training in hand therapy.

    At Cincinnati Children's, our physical therapists have specialized training in hand therapy.

  • Our Treatments and Services

    We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.

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  • Contact US

    For more information about the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, call 513-636-4651 or email us at otpt@cchmc.org.

    To schedule an appointment with OT, PT, or the Motion Analysis Lab, call 513-636-4651 and select option 1.

    To talk with a Financial Services Representative, call 513-636-4651 and select option 2.