What is Hand Therapy?
Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb. It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific treatment program can be designed. A variety of specialised treatment techniques are used to achieve these goals.
What is a Hand Therapist?
Hand Therapists are registered Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who, through further education, clinical experience and independent study have become proficient in the treatment of upper limb conditions resulting from injury, disease or deformity.
Why is Hand Therapy Important?
Early referral is essential to ensure an optimal outcome. This allows the application of a splint to protect the injured area and the commencement of exercises to prevent stiffness (if able).