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Welcome to Hand Therapy Niagara

Services provided by Andrea Hebert
OT Reg.(Ont.), CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist
BSc. OT University of Toronto 1991
MSc. Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University 2022

Phone: 289-668-1682
Physician Referrals: Fax to 289-846-3717
Office Location: Thorold (Near Collier Rd. & Hwy. 58)

With over 30 years of clinical experience Andrea has treated thousands of individuals with hand injuries. Andrea is particularly passionate about helping individuals reduce pain.

Certified Hand Therapists have post-graduate education and clinical expertise to assess, treat, and maximize recovery from injuries or conditions to the hand, wrist and arm. Conditions treated can be recent (such as surgery for a fracture or carpal tunnel), or longstanding (such as arthritis, tendonitis, or nerve pain / compression). Conditions may also be due to orthopedic problems (such as a dislocated finger joint that is stuck bent) or neurological conditions (such as reduced movement or spasticity following a stroke or brain injury).

Following a thorough assessment, a treatment plan will be suggested based on your unique concerns. Treatment may be simple and require only a couple of visits, or lengthier such as 2 to 3 times a week for many weeks.

New Clients:

Please call Andrea at 289-668-1682
to arrange an appointment.

Conditions Treated:

  • Arthritis

  • Burns / scars

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome / nerve compression

  • Chronic pain / Neuropathic pain

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS / RSD)

  • Crush injuries

  • Dupuytren’s release

  • Fractures post surgery or post casting

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Ligament and joint injuries

  • Mallet fingers

  • Nerve injuries and repairs

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Stiffness or contractures

  • Tendon repairs

  • Tendonitis

  • Trigger fingers (pre or post surgery)


Services Offered:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Customized therapy and home program
  • Exercises to improve movement and / or strength
  • Custom splinting
  • Education about your condition
  • Swelling and scar management
  • Manual techniques / massage
  • Myofascial release (John Barnes approach)
  • Hot wax treatment
  • Laser therapy / BioFlex laser
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Deep Oscillation therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Kaatsu
  • Continuous passive motion
  • Mirror therapy / mental imagery
  • Pain reduction strategies
  • Recommending assistive devices and activity modifications

Hand Therapy Niagara’s services are not covered by OHIP. Some private insurance companies cover occupational therapy services, many cover custom splinting, you should check with your individual insurance provider.

A doctor’s referral is not required. Any recent medical reports you can bring are helpful (doctors consult notes / operative report / x-ray reports etc.)

Please feel free to contact Andrea with any questions regarding the services offered. She can be reached at andrea @ handtherapyniagara.ca

Phone: 289-668-1682
Physician Referrals: Fax to 289-846-3717