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A Special Story and A Special Laveen Clinic Patient: Meet Loni!

Meet Loni: An Amazing Girl with an Amazing Case of Hand Therapy Working and Providing Improved Function at Desert Hand and Physical Therapy Laveen   Thanks to the hard work and collaboration of our pediatric therapist, Casey Blaesing, paired with the excellent care provided by Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Laveen clinic patient Loni has thrived and […]

Perspective of a Current DHPT Mentee, Jacob Ayoub

Desert Hand and Physical Therapy Mentorship Program: Perspective of a Current Mentee What is the DHPT mentorship program like for a new grad therapist? As a new grad therapist, the DHPT mentorship program is SO helpful. Mentorship groups are formed by respective levels of experiences. The groups are formed by several factors including when we […]

Mallet Finger Injuries

MALLET FINGER INJURIES: CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT AND PIN CARE STRATEGIES WHAT IS A MALLET FINGER? A mallet finger, or terminal tendon rupture, is an injury of the tip of the finger which causes the DIP (distal intrerphalangeal) joint to droop into flexion. This injury is commonly caused by striking the tip of the finger causing a […]

Spice Up Your Hand Therapy Ideas with Halloween-Themed Exercises

HOW TO MAKE HAND THERAPY FUN IN THE FALL SEASON Occupational and physical therapy at its basis has a plethora of combinations of opportunity for exercise. Some are straight forward, movement based. Some are functional. Some are simulation of activity. The focus of all activities performed in the clinic and adapted at home is to […]

Dry Needling, Perspective from a Certified PT

Dry Needling at Desert Hand and Physical Therapy                                  What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling can be used to treat many different pathologies, including chronic pain, scar management, and increasing soft tissue extensibility. Thin needles are inserted through critical areas […]

Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis Conservative Management    WHAT IS LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS? Lateral epicondylitis is a repetitive stress condition in which the extensor wad, most commonly the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB), has increased friction and swelling decreasing glide, general mobility and function of the extensor wrist. Typically, tenderness to palpation is found at the lateral, or outside, […]

How To: Complete an Ironman Race as an OT and CHT

Meet Charlotte: Triathlon Athlete and CHT at Desert Hand and Physical Therapy At Desert Hand and Physical Therapy, we have MANY talented and targeted specialists to care for you needs. Take a look at Charlotte’s Ironman journey below for some inspiration to get out there and try new things! The Ironman Race: The Story Completing […]

Meet The Billing Team Queen, Melinda Washington!

Melinda Washington is the manager of our billing department. She has served our company for 16 years! She is an expert in her field, and we are lucky to have her as an integral part of the Desert Hand and Physical Therapy family! Please see below to learn more about what makes Melinda so great. […]

Fact vs Fiction Outpatient Therapy

FICTION 1: “I don’t need to see a therapist to do therapy” You can absolutely go on “Dr. Google” and find exercises, tips and tricks of our therapy trade, just as you are able to do with any other skill or service. However, gadgets from Amazon, products such as Icy Hot, and chiropractors can only […]

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