Important Covid Health Update

For the safety of vulnerable persons, if you are able and willing, it is still advised to get a Covid negative test prior to treatment. This is due to the predicted spike of COVID case numbers and the difficulty to ascertain the disease through symptoms alone. Should you have any symptoms of fever, sore throat and cough, please do not attend your appointment until you have a negative Covid test. This is totally voluntary but strongly recommended to keep all people safe. All staff at The Hands Physio are fully vaccinated for the health & safety of all patients. Thank you for your understanding & compliance. - Rebecca Farr, Founding Director

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The Hands Physio
Rhodes, Sydney, NSW

Certified upper limb, wrist, and hand therapy

We focus on the treatment, prevention, and overall health of hand and upper limb injuries.

Arm, shoulder & hand therapy

Our treatments at The Hands Physio are administered by qualified physiotherapists with differing levels of qualified training to be registered as Australian Hand Therapists (AHT).  All our therapists are registered by APHRA and fully vaccinated as required by NSW Health. Services and therapies we offer:

Pain Management
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Pain Management

Acute pain is when the body is working to heal structural tissue damage. Everything is done to ensure structural and mechanical integrity if maximised of the injured tissues.

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Wound Management
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Wound Management

Most wounds recover in the repair phase of healing, which is approximately three weeks. Our therapists (physiotherapists) look after your wounds by providing dressings that are applied with a sterile technique to avoid infection.

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Mobilisation of Joints
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Mobilisation of Joints

Joint mobilisation involves moving the joint back and forth in small oscillating movements further and further into range to restore the joints normal movement.

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Customisation of Splints/Orthosis
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Customisation of Splints/Orthosis

The body naturally goes through a process to heal injuries, however if not supported to enable rest the injury can continue to happening and it takes a much longer time to heal.

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Exercise Prescription
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Exercise Prescription

Exercise is the body’s natural way of restoration to improve stability, mechanics, strength and movement to an injury. Whether the injury is from overuse, trauma, disease or surgery exercises are necessary to restore function.

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Stretches
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Stretches

Stretching is extremely beneficial for our joints, muscles and tendons. Not only do they help prepare your body work/exercises they ensure you are working at your optimum energy efficiency.

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Therapeutic Massage
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Therapeutic Massage

Massage helps to remove these chemicals by improving the blood supply to the injured area so healthy nutrients are supplied to the area so healing is faster. 

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Assessments

  • Handwriting
  • Ergonomics/workplace
  • Nerve return and sensation
  • Dexterity and Sollerman’s
  • Musicians

Programs

  • Exercise
  • Wrist and shoulder stabilisation
  • Proprioception
  • Desensitisation
  • Sensory relearning
  • Graded motor imagery
  • Posture
  • Home exercise

Equipment

  • Custom-made splints
  • Waterproof casts
  • Adaptative equipment suggestions
You do everything with your hands

We do everything to heal them

The Hands Physio has over 20 years experience in successfully treating hand and upper limb injuries by providing high-quality care, hand therapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Since our foundation by Rebecca and Stephen Farr in 1998, we have always been based on principals, not protocols. Rather than just following a universal recipe for treatment, we treat each patient according to their individual needs. We focus on tissue healing and mechanisms of injury, founded upon our expertise and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and our team genuinely cares for each individual who walks through the front door.

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Conditions treated

Besides treatments for sports, rock climbing, workplace, and musician injuries, we provide therapeutic services for the following conditions and injuries.

Finger

  • Arthritis
  • Mallet finger
  • Fractures
  • Finger dislocations
  • Volar plate Injuries
  • PIPJ injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Trigger thumb
  • Pulley injuries
  • Boutonniere’s & swan neck deformities

Wrist/Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • DeQuervain's syndrome
  • Tendonosis (repetitive stress)
  • Wrist instabilities
  • Scapholunate Ligament Injuries
  • TFCC
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Dupuytren’s Disease (Vikings disease)
  • Fractures

Shoulder/Neck

  • Shoulder impingement
  • Scapular stabilisation
  • Thoracic Outlet syndrome
  • Postural correction
  • Wry neck
  • Whiplash

Nerve Injuries

  • Neuropraxias / Neuropathies
  • Nerve compression injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain syndrome
  • Guyons Canal

Post-surgical

  • Tendon repairs
  • Nerve repairs
  • Ligament repairs
  • Amputations
  • Grafts
  • Shoulder injuries
  • TFCC repair
  • Scapholunate ligament repair
  • Joint replacements
  • Trapezectomies
  • Laterjet shoulder repair
  • ORIF / post-surgical fracture management
  • Carpal tunnel repair
  • Tendon transfers
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The Hands Physio

Values

Excellent Telehealth
Physiotherapy Treatments

At we are now offering excellent Telehealth physiotherapy and hand therapy treatment programs.
We are operating under NSW health guidelines to keep you safe during the COVID-19 season.

Learn more about hand therapy

Get all the information you need about various hand, arm and shoulder injuries and their possible causes and treatment options. On our Blog you will find the latest news to stay up to date with .