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Improving Functional Independence

Occupational Therapy benefits patients with a wide range of diagnoses, both neurological and orthopedic, and utilizes a variety of techniques to improve the performance of daily activities.

Hand Therapy

For Your Hands

We provide specialized treatment for conditions such as broken bones, dislocated fingers, arthritis, trigger finger, and more.

Hand Therapy
Wrist Therapy

For Your Wrists

We provide specialized treatment for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrone, wrist sprains, wrist fractures, and more.

Wrist Therapy
Elbow Therapy

For Your Elbows

We provide specialized treatment for conditions such as tennis elbow, golfers elbow, tendonitis, nerve compression, and more.

Elbow Therapy

Welcome to Meridian Hand Therapy

Complete Care and Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity

Meridian Hand Therapy is an independent, therapist-owned practice serving patients of all ages in the Conejo Valley. Using the best available techniques and equipment, our therapists are dedicated to individual patient care. We believe in the complete care and rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. Our therapists take an integrated approach to treatment, taking into account the entire picture of each patient's medical complaint and related history. We know that individual care and a personal touch aide the patient in full recovery. We strive for excellence in providing the highest quality care for each patient and their individual condition.

We believe an optimal outcome is dependent on three factors: a skilled physician, a knowledgeable and empathetic therapist, and a motivated patient. We aim to provide an environment conducive to developing a proactive patient, patient education, and overall success in treatment.

Serving the Conejo Valley

With offices located in Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, just south of Los Angeles, Meridian Hand Therapy selected the Conejo Valley for its ease of access, whether you're commuting from the San Fernando Valley or Camarillo.

Office Information

Treatment Plans

Occupational Therapists work toward improving an individual's functional independence in life skills. Our care plans are developed by the patient and therapist to ensure the patients' goals are met and normal daily living activities can be resumed.

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm PST
  • Saturday - Sunday Office Closed

After hours appointments are available upon request.

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Personalized Therapy

Personalized Care Includes:

  • Customized splinting
  • Joint or soft tissue mobilization
  • Range of motion and therapeutic exercise
  • Strengthening
  • Pertinent functional activities
  • Ergonomic instruction
  • Sensory remediation or reeducation
  • Wound care management
  • And more

The Importance of Therapy

Occupational Therapists look at not only the skills to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), but also at the ability to bring them altogether, in order to be successful in doing those things that are meaningful to our lives. For some of us, this may be limited to taking care of ourselves, for others it may include taking care of someone else, running our home, shopping or engaging in our vocational or leisure activities.

If you are injured or undergo surgery, your physician may prescribe hand therapy to help you recover to your fullest ability. Therapy plays a very important part in your recuperation, and you want to be completely sure that your therapist is the best one for you. At Meridian Hand Therapy, we work one-on-one with patients to develop individual treatment plans to best address each patient's medical situation. Our primary goal is to work with our patients in evaluating their injury and to provide them with quality treatment and education to return them to maximal functioning and productive living as quickly as possible.

American Society of Hand Therapists
Hand Therapy Society of Greater Los Angeles
Occupational Therapy Association of California
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Occupational Therapy Association
Arthritis Foundation

Protecting Your Joints With Arthritis

There are many things that can be done to preserve joint function, mobility and quality of life. Learning about the disease and treatment options, making time for physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are essential.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis, or simply OA) afflicts nearly 30 million Americans. This condition can affect any joint in the body but most commonly causes problems in the hands, fingers, knees, hips, back, and neck. Though OA can occur at any age, it is most common in those over the age of 65.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of joint damage caused by an autoimmune disorder. The smooth, cushioning fluids and tissues lining the joints are mistaken for a foreign invader, triggering the immune system to attack. As these soft tissues thicken in response to the attacks, the joints become stiff, swollen, painful, difficult to move, and eventually deformed.

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Psoriatic Arthritis

The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (also known as PsA) are caused by an autoimmune disease that attacks the cartilage between the bones. When this cushion is deteriorated, the bones begin to grind against one another or fall out of alignment. PsA can affect any joint in the body and may worsen or cause permanent damage if not treated early.

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