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Wrist Hand Orthoses (WHO) is used to treat injuries and strains to the wrist, hand and forearm. The orthotic devices help support muscles, tendons and ligaments in the wrist and the carpals, metacarpals and phalanges. Wrist Hand Finger Orthoses (WHFO) are similar to wrist hand orthoses but extend to the fingers. In addition to WHO, they can also help support the fingers and prevent loss of range of motion of the fingers and wrist. The conditions WHO help treat include but are not limited to:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ligament Laxity
For WHO devices, they work best when applied directly against the skin. Our Certified Orthotists will help you put on and use your orthotic. They will also help you with maintaining the orthotic and how to care for it.
Types of Wrist Hand Orthoses
Benefits of wrist hand orthoses
Wrist hand orthoses prevent hyperextension and help prevent further injuries. They also help support the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the wrist. These include providing stability, protecting the elbow, reducing strain on the wrist, and making sure the wrist doesn’t move too far.
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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your First Visit
Please plan to come 10-15 minutes before your appointment time to complete necessary forms. Want to save time? Print and then complete the form below.
Meeting your Specialist
Your first appointment will include an initial assessment and also a chance to meet your specialist and ask questions.
If you have a prescription from your doctor, be sure to bring it with you.
Be prepared to discuss your medical history and also talk about your goals and expectations. We will also complete a physical assessment and try out a variety of orthotics to see what best meets your needs.
Please dress comfortably and bring shorts. We may need to measure, cast or use 3D-scanning to customize your fit and maximize comfort.
Direct Billing through AADL and WCB with a prescription from your doctor.