Recovery advice from people with firsthand experience
First thing's first, it is important to understand that you should seek out an occupational therapist. Occupational therapists (OTs) specialize in providing therapeutic treatment for conditions that affect a patient's ability to perform daily tasks and activities. Your OT will help you recover to the best of your ability by assessing your injury, devising a plan for recovery, and guiding you through that plan.
Unfortunatley, finding an OT can be difficult for a number of reasons. If you are having trouble finding one, consider visiting the Hand Therapy Certification Commission's website to find one near you. Clicking on that embeded link will take you to their website where you will see the option to "Find a CHT" (see where red arrow points below). Click on that option and you will be asked for information regarding your location to see which certified hand therapists are located near you. Their services extend across the United States and beyond.
After surgery, finding an excellent OT is the first and most important step towards recovery. If you struggle financially and seek assistance, please email us through our contact page and we will try to provide guidance based on where you are seeking care.