Author Archives: Teresa Stockton

Telehealth Now Available!

Desert Hand & Physical therapy is now providing physical and occupational therapy care! There are now two ways to help patients recover from an injury: In-Person: We are still open and welcoming patients to receive the care they need in our clinic. Click here for more information about the precautions we are taking in the clinics to [...]

What is a Hand Therapist?

Physical therapy is something we may have all heard about, but hand therapy might be an unfamiliar territory.  Although physical therapy and hand therapy are similar, there are some major differences between the two that should be understood.  We use our hands every single day.  Our hands are very important and should be taken care of, […]

Legit Reasons to Get a Therapeutic Massage

Just saying the words ‘therapeutic massage’ may conjure up images of the ultimate relaxation. Candles, calming music and aromatherapy scents wafting through the air while your worries slowly melt away and vanish. But a therapeutic massage is so, so much more than just feeling amazing. It’s a powerful tool that can help you take charge […]

3 Times You Need a Wrist Brace

A wrist brace can do wonders for the health of your hands and wrists. And it’s not just for injuries – a wrist brace can be used to help prevent injury, irritation, or pain during many common activities. Some of these activities include sports, working out, and even work. How can you make a wrist […]

4 Tips for Fast Wrist Pain Relief

Do you dread typing, tying your shoes, twisting a doorknob, or high-fiving someone? You might be suffering from wrist pain! You might not realize how much you use your wrists on any given day until one (or both of them) is injured. It completely stops you in your tracks and keeps you from doing the […]

Relieve Symptoms With a Custom Carpal Tunnel Brace

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS, then you know it’s no joke. Affecting 1 out of 20 people in America, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause discomfort, pain, and even work lost due to the inability to use your hand or wrist. But you don’t have to suffer in silence – once diagnosed by a doctor, […]

4 Common Causes of Forearm Pain

You use your forearm muscles more than you know. If you have a desk job, typing and texting on your phone and computer all day utilizes muscles and tendons in both your wrist and forearm – a lot. If you have a manual labor job, you probably workout your forearms even more! So how can […]

Here’s Why Desert Hand is the Best Phoenix Physical Therapy Clinic

So here you are. You’ve made it through surgery, or perhaps you’ve finally received a diagnosis from a doctor, and they’re recommending physical therapy, which is great! But where do you even start looking? There are so many clinics out there – how can you know which one is right for you? Here’s our recommendation […]

What Makes Us Stand Out? Custom-Made Splints for Hands

If you are dealing with discomfort in your hand or recovering from surgery, you might need a hand splint. Splints for hands can help with healing because they ensure that your hands and fingers remain in the same position. Similarly to when a bone has broken and you need a cast for the bone to […]

3 Causes of Neck Pain You Might Not Know About

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning, lifting your arms for a nice stretch, and then wham! Massive neck pain. It can be a dull ache or it can be so sore that you can’t turn your head. Sometimes neck pain can even evolve into a monstrous headache. Whatever the case, it’s difficult […]

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