Hand Therapy

Hand splint for proximal phalanx or metacarpal finger fracture

Hand splint for proximal phalanx or metacarpal finger fracture

If you require a Hand Therapy Referral Form, click the red link to download and print the form to pass onto the person you are referring.

Hand therapy is the science of restoring the arm and hand to its full function.

It assists people recover the loss of hand function by using proven methods and techniques.

A hand therapist is a qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist who has done further post graduate study to become a specialist therapist in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of arm and hand conditions.

Torbay Hand therapy offers treatment for the following hand conditions:

  • Acute hand trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Overuse
  • Post operative hand care

An initial visit will include a comprehensive examination of the arm and hand with specific testing allowing us to assess the nature of the problem and the best way to treat it. This will include setting goals that are going to help you return to your chosen activities.

Thumb and finger splints splints for treating fractures and sprains of the hand

Thumb and finger splints splints for treating fractures and sprains of the hand

Our specialist knowledge and experience will provide treatment which may include:

Pain relief, wound care and scar management, wax treatment, massage, soft tissue, joint and nerve mobilization, muscle strengthening, education and advice on how to pace yourself back into your activity.

Splinting

As part of the treatment, hand splints/finger splints are often required to rest and protect the injured joints and keep people functional. We can provide off the shelf or custom made splints to suit your purpose.

Associations
Physiotherapy New Zealand New Zealand Hand Therapy Association ACC


Latest News

September 2017

Jan and Christina recently attended the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy conference in Rotorua themed "back to the future". This course covered a range of topics from osteoarthritis to disorders of the neck. It really raised the awareness of seeking early treatment and advice after a concussion to reduce long term symptoms such as neck pain, headaches and dizziness.
They had a blast and loved the excuse to get dressed up!

New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Conference


Contact Us

Address

1042 Beach Road
Torbay
Auckland

Phone: (09) 473 0333
Fax: (09) 473 0999
admin@torbayhandphysio.co.nz

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: By appointment only