The primary mission is to provide the highest quality of care to this group of patients, and to assist both
the patient and surgeon or physician in obtaining the best possible functional result in the shortest time span possible.
Our secondary mission is educational.
Clinical research is ongoing. Indian River Hand Rehabilitation serves as a resource for professionals and insurance adjusters who have questions regarding updated rehabilitation techniques and referral sources for local, state, national and international levels.
Research performed in this clinic is published in Journal of Hand Surgery, Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Journal of Hand Therapy, Hand Clinics, The Year Book of Hand Surgery, Journal of Physical Therapy, and chapters in 10 textbooks on the management of upper extremity disorders. Owner and director, Roslyn B. Evans, OTR/L, CHT has 58 peer-reviewed publications. She has been the invited editor for the Journal of Hand Therapy for the first special edition in 1989 (April-June 2:2 1989) with a focus on tendon management, and again for a special edition on tendon and nerve injury (April-June 2005 18:2) for the Journal of Hand Therapy -- soliciting and editing 22 articles on these subjects from national and international experts in the field, along with a scientific article on zone I flexor tendon research and editorial.
Providing the highest quality
of care to our patients
Indian River Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Inc., in practice since September 1980, is a private, therapist-owned practice, which specializes in the delivery of rehabilitative services for patients with upper extremity injury or pathology.
The practice provides support to orthopedic and plastic surgeons, rheumatologists, neurologists, and primary care physicians in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Brevard, and Okeechobee counties as well as assistance to hand, elbow and shoulder surgeons from the University of Florida, University of Miami, Mayo Clinic of Jacksonville, Cleveland Clinic of Fort Lauderdale, and orthopaedic specialists in the Orlando area.
The clinic receives direct referrals from many well-known hospitals and specialty clinics from around the country. The facility is known on a national and international level for innovative clinical research on Dupuytren’s disease, flexor and extensor tendon management, treatment of trigger fingers and carpal tunnel, and wound healing.
At Indian River Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, only therapists with advanced degrees are involved in hands-on patient care. Indian River Hand Rehab has a staff of six Certified Hand Therapists with both Occupational and Physical Therapy disciplines represented. Patients receive direct one-on-one manual care from six skilled Occupational Therapists (all Certified Hand Therapists) and a Physical Therapist who is also a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). The facility has only one site to maintain quality of care and direct supervision for all patients by the director, Mrs. Roslyn Evans.