Hand Therapy

Each of your hands is made up of 29 bones, 29 major joints, 123 ligaments and is controlled by nearly 50 different muscles.

Our Hand therapists are physiotherapists or occupational therapists who have completed intensive post-graduate study in the upper limb – the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. They have become experts in this part of the body.

Whether you're struggling with a long-standing condition, have a new injury or are recovering from surgery, our hand therapy (hand physio) team can help you.   

Our Hand Therapists work closely with local doctors and orthopaedic and plastic surgeons to ensure you get the best of care. We'll carry out a thorough assessment and provide education and an individualised management plan designed for you and your goals.

Conditions we commonly treat:

  • Acute trauma - fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, tendon and nerve injuries, lacerations, amputations, replantations and burns
  • Nerve compressions - carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital fossa syndrome
  • Post-operative hand surgery - dupuytrens, carpal tunnel release, fracture fixations, joint replacements, and tendon, nerve and muscle repairs
  • Overuse and pain conditions - tendinopathies including tennis and golfers’ elbow, Dequervains, and intersection syndrome
  • Arthritis and Rheumatology conditions
  • Paediatric, congenital, and neurological conditions

How can Hand Therapy help me?

  • Custom made supports, casts and splints
  • Fitting of off-the-shelf braces
  • Wound, scar and swelling management
  • Pain management and desensitisation techniques
  • Sensory assessment and retraining
  • Strengthening and rehabilitation programmes
  • Soft tissue release and joint mobilisation
  • Ergonomic and workplace advice
  • Acupuncture and dry needling

Our Hand Therapy Team