Our hands are vital tools for working, leisure as well as expression. As a result they become injured and require hand physiotherapy. Hand therapy is an important specialist form of physiotherapy. Our specialist hand physiotherapist assesses, treats and rehabilitates a wide range of hand and wrist conditions. These include elective post-op surgery, trauma and degenerative/congenital conditions. Hand therapists are highly specialized gaining specialist status through advanced post-graduate education and clinical experience.
Our hand therapist often works alongside hand surgeons to provide coordinated and effective post-operative care, subsequently hastening recovery. The hand therapist can advise on exercise, preventative care and aids to daily living. Subsequently this helps the patient return to a normal productive lifestyle.
Hand treatments include individual splinting, joint mobilisations/protection, wound/scar care and graduated home exercise regimes.
Some of the hand conditions treated are:
- Dupuytrens release
- Dislocations/crush injuries
- Nerve injuries/compression e.g. Carpal Tunnel
- Tendon injuries including repairs/grafts
- Trigger fingers/thumb
- Wrist stabilisations/fixation
- Wound/scar management
- Ligament injuries
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
GPs, Consultant and other allied health care professionals all refer patients. Similarly patients may also self-refer for an appointment for information, advice and treatment.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact us at www.physiocentric.co.uk/contact or call us on 020 8879 3608.