Children with carpal tunnel syndrome? That may be difficult to believe, but Bayhealth Physical Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist Mary Mundrane-Zweiacher, PT, ATC, CHT, has been treating more and more children with this problem in recent years.
“It comes from overuse,” she explained. “Children are texting and on the computer now more than ever, so we’re treating children with carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist problems and postural pain as well.”
To highlight Physical Therapy Month, members of Bayhealth’s Outpatient Physical Therapy team are presenting displays during lunch every Monday in October at Bayhealth Kent General. On Monday, October 7, Mundrane-Zweiacher focused on hand therapy services at Bayhealth.
In addition, Bayhealth’s hand therapists also treat patients with trigger finger – when the tendon in the finger becomes inflamed and the finger bends and “locks” as if pulling a trigger, trauma patients with fractures or in need of tendon repair, and more.
“Our goal is to get the patient moving again as quickly and safely as possible,” she said.
Pictured are Bayhealth Physical Therapist Mary Mundrane-Zweiacher, PT, ATC, CHT, and Physical Therapy Aide James Viscount.