The choice for dedicated hand, upper and lower extremity care in Brevard.

The Hale Hand Center, with locations in Melbourne & Rockledge, is an out-patient rehabilitation practice that specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.  As Certified Hand Therapists (CHT’s), we have the highest levels of training in the profession for treating the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Our facilities are equipped to offer our patients an excellent opportunity to reach their optimal functional abilities.

The Hale Hand Center welcomes walk-in patients from the physician’s offices when needed. Custom splinting is done at the time of the visit.  There is no wait for fitting to order.  All splints are custom fabricated for the patient.  We do not use off the shelf orthoses or the idea that “one size fits all”. 

Our number one priority is the patient. We strive to provide individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care. We do not rush our patients or our clinicians. Rather, we perform comprehensive evaluations and encourage patient input for treatment planning and goal setting.

We accept most insurance including Medicare & Worker’s Comp.


Personalized care & education

Anyone with an injury would want the absolute best treatment available to restore the optimal use of their hand or arm and we, here at The Hale Hand Center, are able to provide your patients with that level of care. As the only hand and upper extremity specialty oupatient rehabilitation facility in Brevard county, we offer more than 50 years of experience combined as Certified Hand Specialists.

We Offer:

  • Evaluations Within 24-48 hrs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Personalized Care with Treatment Tailored For Each Patient
  • Experienced Licensed Therapists
  • Custom Splinting
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Specialized Treatment Programs
  • Friendly and Open Environment
  • Convenient Locations with Easy Access and Parking

Please contact our office at 321-674-5035 or 321-433-1500 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

Services Provided

Customized Splint Fabrication (static & dynamic)
Joint Mobilization
Range of Motion Exercises
Scar Management
Wound Care
Pain Management
Soft Tissue Mobilization (strain/counterstrain)
Arthritis Joint Protection
Joint Stiffness
Functional Deficits
ADL Evaluation
Electrical Stimulation
Edema Control
Cold Laser Therapy
Worker’s Compensation
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s)

Hand & Upper Extremity Injuries Treated

Ligament Injuries (sprains/strains)
Wrist Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Repair
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Fractures & Crush Injuries
Tendon & Nerve Repair
Sports Injuries Involving the Upper Extemity

Physical Therapy Services/Specialties

Neck & Head Aches
Low Back/Spine Pain
Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
Manual Therapy
Sports Medicine Injuries
Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Women’s Health (pelvic pain syndromes, incontinence)
Vestibular Rehabilitation (BPPV)
Pediatrics orthopedics
Worker’s Compensation

Sports Medicine

Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
ACL/Knee Rehabilitation
Golf Rehabilitation

Worker's Compensation

Work Rehabilitation
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s)


Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form Packet

Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity Pain
Neck Disability

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For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Can I choose where I want to have therapy?

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

Do I need a physician referral to receive therapy?

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered.

We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

Does your facility accept my insurance?

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

Does your facility submit claims to my insurance company?

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your First Visit:

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

What do I bring on my first visit?

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

What do I wear?

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

How long is each visit?

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

How often do I go to treatment?

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.



689 S. Apollo Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901 
T: (321) 674-5035
F: (321) 674-5039

Mon 7:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wed 7:00am – 6:00pm
Thurs 8:30am – 6:00pm
Fri 7:00am – 4:00pm

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3650 Murrell Rd, Suite 116
Rockledge, FL 32955 
T: (321) 433-1500
F: (321) 433-1556

Mon, Tue & Thurs 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm

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