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.