What we do

Our Services

  • Joint and tendon mobilisation
  • Full assessments of hand function
  • Joint protection and energy conservation techniques
  • Sensory assessment
  • Sensory re-education
  • Desensitisation
  • Custom-made splint fabrication:
    Resting splints, post-operative splints, splints to protect minor injuries and secondary deficits, exercise and mobilisation splints and joint protection splints.
  • Kinesiotaping – to manage pain, support
  • Splinting: Splints can be fabricated from thermoplastic, neoprene or plaster of paris. Splinting offers a costumed bespoke design to protect and position an injury to facilitate healing. Splinting can also be used to rest painful joints, promote movement, prevent deformity and enable functional use of the hand. Your therapist will discuss with you and provide a splint suitable for your clinical indications.
  • Functional assessment and advice: Any injury to the hand or upper limb can affect how you function in everyday life. This can include home life, work and leisure activities. Your therapist will advise and guide you on how to return to these activities successfully throughout your recovery. In some cases, returning to full function is limited due to the severity of the condition or injury. Your therapist can assess, advise and educate on techniques to enable you to maximise your ability.
  • Wound Care: The hand therapy team is skilled in wound care. This includes cleaning, dressing, removal of sutures and advice on wound management. All wound care is provided following best practice and evidence-based protocols to reduce risk of infection and facilitate healing.
  • Exercises: Exercise is provided specifically for rehabilitation post-injury, following a detailed assessment by the hand therapist. Exercise is important as part of successful rehabilitation post-injury or surgery. Exercise can also be used to maintain function and strength.
  • Manual therapy techniques: These are used to improve mobility, function and to assist with the reduction of swelling post-injury or surgery.
  • Scar management: Scar tissue is a natural part of the body’s healing process. Scarring can lead to reduced function in the hand or can lead to a sensitive, painful or unsightly scar. Your therapist will assess and guide you with effective care for your scar.
  • Oedema (swelling) management: Swelling post-injury or surgery can effect the movement and function in the hand. Effective management can reduce swelling and aid recovery.