Introducing Our New Chelsea Location
Our newest location in Chelsea will feature a new member of the Cynergy team, Toni Menge, a certified hand therapist. Our office is unique in that it is one of the few locations to offer such care.
What is Hand Therapy?
Hand therapy is the science of rehabilitating the upper limb that includes the hand, wrist, shoulder girdle and elbow. Hand therapy involves non-surgical methods such as physical exercise, wound care, restraining, scar management and splinting. Physical therapy is tailored differently depending on the condition; however, benefits of physical therapy are often similar. They include improving blood circulation to the injured area promoting faster healing, restoring movement and also preventing re-injury.
A hand therapist is a physical therapist or occupational therapist who has undergone the relevant advanced study and has experience in treating people with conditions that affect the hands and also upper extremity. These conditions may be as a result of trauma, surgery, injury and congenital or acquired deformity. A certified hand therapist (CHT) is a therapist who has successfully passed a theory in quarter rehabilitation and an advanced clinical skills test. A CHT is required to re-certify after every five years to demonstrate competency and continued professional development.
A hand therapist will undertake diagnosis and treatment of common hand disorders including requesting interpretation of x-rays. Furthermore, a hand therapist will offer psychological and emotional support to the patient. Ultimately, a hand therapist’s goal is to restore the hand’s function.
Hand therapy is a specialization that falls under physical therapy. Needless to say, the benefits of specialization in any field are boundless. In this case, a certified hand therapist will conduct quick and accurate assessment then offer immediate, comprehensive care reducing the overall time a general practitioner would otherwise spend on assessment. Prompt treatment decreases the healing period reducing overall medical costs. Moreover, quick restoration of the hand motor coordination and functions mean a faster return to work and life.
Cynergy Physical Therapy
If you live in New York and are seeking treatment through physical therapy after sustaining an injury, welcome to Cynergy. We are located in New York City. Our team of specialists is highly educated, motivated and passionate. We understand that patients have different needs, and that is why we have specialists to address specific needs. Whether it’s your first visit or referral, you will enjoy the quality of service that makes us stand out in competition. Our highly reputable services plus our modern machines ensure we give only the best to our patients. Besides Hand therapy, other areas of Cynergy’s expertise include:
- Postural Training
- Neurological Impairments
- Sports Medicine / Orthopedic Rehab
- Pain Management
- Lumbar Syndrome / Low Back Pain
- TMJ Pain
- Hand Therapy
We are proud to announce the opening of our newest location: Cynergy Physical Therapy office in Chelsea at 134 WEST 26TH ST, SUITE 1200. We will be seeing patients as of Jan 18, 2016. Our new office is equipped with the state of art machines and our physical therapy specialists are ready to serve you.