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Occupational Therapy - Hand Therapy Program

Conemaugh East Hills
1450 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 534-6236
Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center
200 Hospital Drive
Meyersdale, PA 15552
(814) 972-6917
Conemaugh Ebensburg
1104 West High Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
(814) 472-4468
Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
290 Haida Avenue
Hastings, PA 16646
(814) 247-3290

Conemaugh Rehabilitation's hand therapy program focuses on comprehensive rehabilitation of the hand, arm, elbow, and shoulder diagnoses. Therapy is typically covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Most managed care health plans require pre-authorization prior to treatment. A prescription is needed from the patient's primary care physician. 

During the patient's initial evaluation, a rehabilitation therapist will thoroughly assess specific injury and / or symptoms to develop a customized treatment program with the goal to return the patient to the highest level of participation in home, work, and leisure activities.

Conemaugh Rehabilitation's Occupational Therapy Hand Therapy Team specializes in the evaluation and management of various medical conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Traumatic upper extremity injury
  • Arthritis
  • Burns
  • Ligament sprains/tears/instability
  • Post operative therapy
  • Crush injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Sprains and strains
  • Extensor tendon injuries
  • Wounds and scars
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Tendon Injuries/lacerations/tendonitis
  • Joint replacements
  • Amputations
  • Trigger finger
  • Nerve injuries/impingement syndrome
  • Worker’s compensation injuries

Specialized Services

  • Custom fabricated splints/orthoses – dynamic and static
  • Specialized work conditioning
  • Joint protection education
  • Work simulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Scar, edema, and wound management
  • Functional Agility Testing

Occupational Therapy - Hand Therapy Team

Conemaugh Rehabilitation's team of therapists, each member of CR's team of therapists has years of experience in the evaluation and management of hand and upper extremity injuries, and have additional training in the treatment of disorders and injuries of the arm and hand. 

Kathleen Hagerty, OTR/L, CBIS
Kathy is a registered occupational therapist with extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of all varieties of hand and upper extremity injuries. She has over 30 years experience including additional training in the area of hand and limb injuries including dynamic splinting. Kathy is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).