Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy

After surgery you may be referred for hand therapy. Hand therapy serves to enhance the outcome from surgery and ensure that post-surgical complications are minimised.
In conjunction with your doctor’s instructions, your therapist may:

  • Explain your injury/surgery in detail
  • Remove/minimise your surgical bandages to allow exercises to start
  • Redress the wound
  • Remove your sutures
  • Apply a splint
  • Prescribe exercises to minimise post operative stiffness
  • Implement techniques to minimise scar production

Not everyone needs surgery, so your Specialist or GP may refer you to a hand therapist for splinting, casting or bracing, exercises and strengthening or oedema management.

Common Hand Conditions We Treat

  • Elective and Traumatic Hand Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue sprains/ Sports injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Tendon injuries
  • Nerve injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve palsy – pre and post surgery)
  • Overuse injuries (including tendonitis, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and tennis elbow)
  • Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions (pre- and post-surgery)
  • Post traumatic stiffness