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The complexity of this area of your body is matched with the complexity of our training.  And given how important your hand is for you to live life to the fullest, we would love to walk beside you and guide you to recovery.



Understanding the significance of one big word, arthrokinematics, can help you identify one of the reasons that PROMPT Physical Therapy would be able to help you address your issues with your wrist, hand or fingers.  Arthrokinematics refers to the the way that the bones move on each other in a joint in order for the joint to have full, pain-free, functional motion.  The wrist is a great place to explore this concept.  The wrist consists of two rows of four bones each – eight bones total – that must move appropriately on each other and on the radius and ulna in your forearm in order for your wrist to bend properly.

Our residency training in manual physical therapy has given us the skill level to assess the movements of these tiny bones and mobilize them to restore their proper motion.  Just moving the wrist repeatedly in the motion that is restricted may not suffice – in fact it won’t if there are problems with your arthrokinematics.


Perhaps you have broken your wrist and have been in a cast for a time and are very limited in your range.  The concept explained above would make sense.  Its application extends to other injuries as well such as carpel tunnel.  In fact, we would need to assess if the little wrist bones are leaving enough room for the median nerve as it goes through the wrist.  But we will also check your neck to see if there is any dysfunction there that would make the nerve more susceptible to being impacted at the wrist.

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