When a joint or tissue is injured, it often needs rest and support to heal. The body naturally goes through a process to heal injuries, however if not supported to enable rest, the injury can continue to happen and it takes a much longer time to heal. Our hand therapists (physiotherapists) make personalised splints/orthoses to allow the injured area to rest. As everyone’s hands are different sizes and unique, it is important to have these custom made to fit each individual perfectly.
Sprints/orthoses can be a little uncomfortable at first as they are stopping you from doing what you are used to doing to allow the injury to heal. Modifications are easy to make in communication with your therapist. Our splints at The Hands Physio are made with specific attention to comfort (edges are contoured and rounded) and to look. Every splint is made to perform the correct function but also to look slimline and elegant, so you can be proud to wear your splint. Most injures only require use for 3-6 weeks.
Our strength is in Diagnosis, Education and Custom Treatment Programs.
Every individual is assessed thoroughly and given an accurate diagnosis from their history and initial presentation of symptoms. Progress is re-assessed around three weeks to confirm diagnosis. If an injury is not tracking as expected from normal tissue healing time frames and there are no reasons for lack of progress, consultation with the team happens to check diagnosis and progress is accurate.
Injuries are explained in detail to each patient. Diagrams are drawn and photos of conditions are given. Patients are encouraged to ask questions, so they are fully informed of their condition or injury. Expectations like when to return to work, sport, music, and driving are given. Our therapists come alongside the patient to develop individual treatment programs, set up in conjunction with the patients’ goals and expectations.
Every patient contributes to their treatment program and what they are able to do, so they are actively involved in their rehabilitation.