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Hand & Upper Extremity Therapy Services


Valley Regional Hospital
243 Elm Street
Claremont, NH 03743




Hand Therapy Services at Valley Regional HospitalOur hand therapy team assesses your needs and develops a treatment plan designed for you. Offering both occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT), our team is able to provide a wide variety of treatments for hand and upper extremity conditions including arthritis, tendonitis, fractures, sports related injuries, and more. Treatments can include dry needling, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and custom splints to help improve your hand function and reduce pain. For scheduling and questions please call (603) 542-1878.

Valley Regional Hospital is proud to also offer orthopaedic care for your hand, wrist, and elbow. Our hand therapy team works closely with Whitney Hilton, DO, to provide comprehensive care for you. Together you are in good hands throughout your entire journey in one convenient location.

Hand Therapy Treatments:

  • Chronic conditions of the hand and upper extremities (arthritis, congenital deformities)
  • Overuse injuries (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, tendonitis)
  • Traumatic injuries (fractures, dislocations, lacerations of tendons or nerves)
  • Sports related hand and arm injuries
  • Graded motor imagery and complex pain syndromes
  • Post operative care


Common Treatments:

  • Customized splints to support you with sports, work, and home life
  • Education on home management of your symptoms which may include: strengthening, stretching, techniques for joint protection, and range of motion
  • Scar management
  • Soft tissue work and massage
  • Kinesiotape application
  • Wound care

Hand & Upper Extremity Therapy Services Team

Caryce Casey, DPT, CMTPT
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2017
Areas of practice focus:Dry Needling, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services
Dana Tinker, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2022
Areas of practice focus:Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Services