Hand Therapy services at IHC are provided by Michael Vallely, Physiotherapist at Innova Health Clinic - Downtown and Innova Physio - Mountain. A Hand Therapist (HT) is a practitioner who has a minimum of 4000 hours of hand therapy experience in addition to his/her degree. Michael Vallely has 15 years (>15000 hours) of skills and professional experience dealing with hand and upper limb conditions.
A Hand Therapist has expertise in the assessment and management of any upper limb problem including but limited to:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our HT can provide:
-Explanations to help understand your injury of condition and the anticipated recovery
-An individualized exercise program to gain back your movement and strength
-Wound care, swelling and scar management
-Desensitization for injuries that result in increased sensitivity to touch, cold, heat, etc
-Advice on positioning, work practice
-Consultation to determine the best path for you
Why choose a Hand Therapist?
Our hands are two of the most important parts of our body. Without the use of one or both of them, even the simplest everyday tasks become extremely challenging. It makes sense to trust the most important part of your body to professionals with expertise and specialized training. You wouldn't want a landscaper to fix your plumbing; you wouldn't want a physiotherapist to fix your car. A Hand Therapist is the best and most logical choice for hand and upper limb injuries.
IHC's Hand Clinic was the first on the Hamilton Mountain and has been an innovative part of the rehabilitation community for the past 50 years.
Taping and Bracing
Patients often say "If only I could take you home with me!" Taping is a treatment technique that you take with you. It is also an extremely effective technique for reducing pain, preventing further injury and improving your function.
The tape supports the muscle or joint that is injured. It essentially gives the muscles a break so they can heal. The relaxation of the injured area facilitates an earlier return of movement and function.
Professionals at IHC have the knowledge and skill to apply the tape and provide bracing in a manner best suited to achieve the above goals.
For more information please call us at 905-389-9489.