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Hand Physiotherapy

Hand Physiotherapy

Experienced Hand Physiotherapist Jane Leathwood provides treatment to areas of the hand and upper limb.

With 27 bones and 42 muscles, the hand and wrist provide us with a number of vital functions for day-to-day life. We use our hands constantly in our daily tasks, from holding a knife and fork, to opening a door or using the phone. It is also used for gestures and forms part of our personality.

So when the hand is not operating correctly it results in significant problems.

Our goals for you are to restore hand function, reduce pain, strengthen and stabilise, and teach you how to manage your condition through advice, education, and home programs.

Common hand conditions that we treat at Total Physio include: 

  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Joint dislocations
  • Tendon ruptures and rehabilitation
  • Nerve injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis of hand, wrist and thumb
  • Wrist injuries/ instability
  • Overuse syndromes
  • Dupuytrens syndrome
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Advice on ergonomics in the workplace

 

We provide a wide range of therapies for you with treatment options including: 

  • Education on injury/condition and advice on recovery
  • Custom-made and pre-fabricated splints
  • Taping
  • Treatment of arthritic conditions and advice on joint protection techniques
  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Tailored exercise programs to target range of movement, strength, stability and propioception
  • Joint and tendon mobilization
  • Post fracture management
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Therapeutic soft tissue and scar massage
  • Access to dry needling and acupuncture from other qualified practitioners
  • Neck and shoulder assessment if required

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