Hand Therapy Services

Hand Therapy is the assessment and rehabilitation of the upper limb following traumatic injury, surgery or the onset of disease, specifically from the elbow to the fingertips.

Hand therapists come from an occupational or physiotherapy background and have advanced skills in assessing, diagnosing and splinting pathological conditions of the upper limb.

Conditions commonly seen include:

  • Acute hand trauma
  • Sporting hand injuries
  • Pain conditions
  • Arthritic hand conditions
  • Post-operative hand conditions
  • Burns and plastics conditions
  • Congenital hand conditions
  • Accumulative hand trauma

Further services include:

  • Custom-made resting splints
  • Dynamic splints
  • Fitting of off-the-shelf orthotics
  • Manual and manipulative therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Wound management
  • Oedema management
  • Scar management
  • Desensitisation programmes
  • Pressure garment measuring
  • Strengthening and rehabilitation programmes
  • Functional assessment
  • Ergonomic assessment and advice
  • Neurological hand assessment
  • Sensibility testing
  • Sensibility retraining