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Hand Therapy Program

About the Hand Therapy Program

UCLA Rehabilitation Services - Hand Therapy ProgramThe Hand Therapy program is staffed by experienced therapists, including certified hand therapists (CHT), who specialize in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries.

Conditions Treated

Our therapists provide one on one treatment for a variety of hand and upper extremity injuries.  Typical types of injuries seen in our program include but are not limited to:


The goal of therapy is to address each individual's goals and needs, decrease/manage pain, diminish deficits due to injury/condition and promote healing and return the individual to an optimal functional status.

A holistic approach to evaluation and assessment of each individual's condition and needs will result in a customized treatment approach and plan. Therapists work closely with the referring physician to ensure continuity of care.

  • The personalized therapy program may consist of custom fabricated orthotics to promote healing and /or functional use of the hand, manual therapy techniques, modalities, exercises, instruction in adaptive equipment, time management, joint protection techniques. 
  • The therapy program may also consist of instruction in ergonomics which may include proper set up of the computer, i.e. proper posture and positioning of the individual with respect to the workstation, keying techniques, and use of various types of pointing devices.

We accept most types of insurance including PPO, HMO, Workers Compensation, and Medicare.

Patient Forms & Resources

For patient forms, directions & parking, please click here.


1000 Veteran Ave, Suite A-744
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Current patients: (310) 319-4646
New patients:      (310) 794-1323

Program Manager

Wendy Whitebirch, Manager - Outpatient Rehab - UCLA Rehabilitation Services
Wendy Whitebirch

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