Hand Therapy Services

Specialized Hand Care

A hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who, through advanced study, specializes in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity. Additionally, Certified Hand Therapists (CHT), have a minimum of five years clinical experience and have successfully passed an examination of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation. Patients receive a comprehensive rehabilitation program designed specifically to meet his or her individual needs and goals. We are dedicated to our patients’ recovery and to the prevention of future impairment. We are happy to address individual questions regarding specific problems, ailments or health insurance concerns.

Experience Counts

Jane Burchfield, OTR/L, CHT is the most experienced certified hand therapist in the area. Jane has been in practice since 1980. She has provided skilled intervention to thousands of patients, guiding them back to maximum function.


Hands Helping Hands

Injuries and disorders treated:

  •  Fractures and Crush Injuries
  • Tendon and Nerve Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Pathology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Epicondylitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Wound/Burn Management
  • Complex/Mutilating Injuries
  • Ligament Injuries and Repairs
  • Amputations/Partial Amputations
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture (post surgery)
  • Post Acute CVA Rehabiliation of Upper Extremity

Hand Therapy Services Provided

Hand therapy services included, but are not limited to:

  • Customized Splint Fabrication (Static and Dynamic)
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Scar Management
  • Wound Care
  • Pain Management
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization, Strain/Counterstrain
  • Arthritis Joint Protection Instruction
  • ADL Evaluation
  • Self Care/Leisure/Work Adaptations
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Hot Packs
  • Ultrasound/Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Paraffin
  • TENS Instruction
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • I am pleased with the care given to me at Physical Therapy Services of Wilmington. The staff is excellent as well as courteous and friendly. I never had to wait longer than 10 minutes for my appointment. It feels great to be able to walk without that pain in my foot!

  • I am back surfing and paddle boarding without pain.

  • I have improved tremendously from my initial visit and I am able to return to a normal active routine. I felt much better after each session.

  • Thanks for your help. I am running without pain and looking forward to my first half marathon next month.

  • I walked in feeling dizzy, miserable and nauseated from an episode of vertigo. Amy was able to provide treatment on the first visit that remedied my symptoms. I truly appreciate her expertise. She even called a few days later to check up on me. This is not something I had experienced from other health care providers. Thanks Amy!

  • I have seen Alan for several ailments over the years. He has treated me for shoulder and back pain as well as rehab following my knee replacement. I had no idea what rehab entailed following knee replacement. He pushed me just the right amount but also respected my pain and concerns. Thankfully, I am back gardening and playing with my grandkids. I appreciate his knowledge and his willingness to take the time necessary to explain the source of my pain and lay out a vision how PT will help.

  • Jane was excellent. I had a long recovery following surgery on my hand after it was cut while at work. I found her to be knowledgeable, reassuring, patient and thorough throughout my course of therapy. She customized a splint for me and provided several other gadgets that initially improved the ease of daily activities but ultimately helped me return to work. I am forever grateful.

  • Mike genuinely cared about my improvement. He was flexible and did not rush me. He always answered my questions to my satisfaction and provided teaching to enable me to do home therapy.

  • I couldn’t have been treated any better. The staff was so warm and caring! Thank you for all your help!

  • I want to thank all the staff or a great experience. I started care in a great deal of pain. Everyone was very kind, professional and accommodating. Marie is a superstar! She literally changed my life. You guys have a fantastic staff. Keep up the good work. Thanks again.

  • I had been told my only option was back surgery but thankfully I found Physical Therapy Services. They taught me how my posture was resulting in pain down my leg. I could tell a difference after only a few visits. I highly recommend them!

  • I have been to several physical therapy clinics. If I need to return I will not go anywhere else. I can function with minimal pain and I have found my home program to be a great benefit. I am thrilled with my improvements. I have resumed walking the loop several days a week without hip pain. This is something I truly enjoy and prior to intervention, I had my doubts. Many thanks.

  • Outstanding care provided. Superior professionalism. Extremely professional staff.

  • Russ did an excellent job directing my rehab following rotator cuff repair. My ROM and strength feel better than it has in years. I am back playing tennis without restriction.