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Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is concerned with the movement and function of the wrist and hand. There are many conditions for which hand therapy may be beneficial, including:

 

• Osteoarthritis

• Rheumatoid arthritis

• Post tendon injuries

• Post fractures

• Tendonitis

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Dupuytren’s disease

• Upper limb nerve compressions

• Trigger fingers

• Work related repetitive activity injuries

• Post hand/wrist surgery

 

Initial discussion/assessment

As a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists, Laura Gardner-Wedge is able to discuss the nature of your problem and with your consent, carry out a thorough examination in what is a very specialist area of physiotherapy. This will take between 45-60 minutes.  We can then decide whether physiotherapy is appropriate and devise an individualised treatment plan.

 

Follow-up Treatment

At GW physiotherapy we are able to offer a custom splinting service for the treatment

of hand injuries – this is particularly appropriate/necessary in the recovery

from some forms of hand surgery. When required an assessment of the type, size

and shape of splint you require can be made and the

splint will then be made for you in house. Your care

will then continue making use of evidence based

treatment encompassing a wide range of techniques

including massage, mobilisations and therapeutic

exercise. Follow-up treatment sessions

will be 30-60 minutes as further splinting/revision of your

original splint may be required.

 

Gloucestershire Hand Clinic

We are very pleased to have strong links with

Mr Will Mason (Hand Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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