Hand therapy services

Treatment, programs & equipment

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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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