What Is Hand Therapy?

By March 12, 2018Hand Therapy
hand pain

It is quite likely that you will have to visit a hand therapist at some point in your life, but what exactly is hand therapy? Let’s take a look.

Hand therapy

Hand therapy is rehabilitation designed specifically for the upper limb. A hand therapist can either be a physiotherapist (hand physio) or Occupational Therapist (OT). At Hand Therapy Group we offer a multidisciplinary service and employ highly skilled physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Sessions are part-claimable through your private health insurance, depending on your level of cover.

Hand therapists have furthered their knowledge through education, clinical experience and independent study to specialise in the treatment of hand and upper limb conditions. A hand therapist can assess your arm/wrist/hand injury and design a specific therapy program for you to help you return to function.

Problems with your hand could be due to arthritis, fractures, dislocations, carpal tunnel syndrome, dequervain’s, tendinitis, sports injuries, overuse injuries, tendon and nerve injuries. These issues may cause pain, stiffness, swelling, joint deformity and may affect your ability to play an instrument/sport and participate in activities of daily living.

A hand therapist will provide advice how you can manage your condition, reduce pain/swelling, fabricate splints for protection and function, and provide you with an exercise home program to ensure the best outcome.

If you’re looking for a hand therapist, hand physio or occupational therapist¬†in Sydney, get in touch today. We are more than happy for you to contact us to discuss whether we can help with your condition.