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
- 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.
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.
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.