HOW HAND THERAPY CAN HELP
Hand therapy is the assessment, education and treatment of hand and upper limb injuries and conditions. Hand Therapy Associates provide all aspects of hand therapy in Sydney. For further information please see below.
Assessment of hand function
Hand therapists have tools to help measure finger range of motion which help to provides objective information to monitor improvements.
Splints or orthosis are customised to each individual by experienced hand physiotherapists in Sydney.
Exercises and stretches are an essential part of physiotherapy. Our certified hand therapists which ensures our staff provide the most effective home exercises program to maximise results
Grip strength test
A dynamometer is used to measure individuals grip strength which can be compared to aged normals.
Sensory testing of the hand is used to monitor nerve and sensation changes.
Plaster or fibreglass casts are commonly required to be fitted following a broken wrist to help protect healing bones.
Spring splints can be used to help stiff joints or assist movement after hand injuries and our hand therapists have the skills for this
Scars are often very sore, thick and raised after surgery and hand therapy can help this.
Fingers and hands can be sensitive to touch after injury or surgery and hand therapy can help to reduce this sensitivity.
Chronic and acute hand pain with or without a hand injury is commonly seen and managed by hand therapists.
Swelling can be minimised with various bandages, massage techniques and compression.
Pinch and muscle strength can be assessed during your appointment to monitor improvements.