Hand & Upper Limb Therapy

Injuries and conditions of the hand and upper limb can affect all aspects of daily life from self-care, sporting activities, hobbies, and work.   

We are very experienced and are able to assist you in maximising independence to achieve your goals using therapy tailored to your individual needs.  We specialise in upper limb therapy and are members of the British Association of Hand Therapist, and therefore have received specialist training to enhance our skills in this field.

 

  • Swelling and stiffness following recent injury

  • Soft tissue injuries including ligament and tendon injuries

  • Fractures and dislocation

  • Support post-hand surgery

  • Amputation

  • Brachial Plexus injury

  • Crush injuries

 
  • Pain management
  • Wrist pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • De Quervains
  • Nerve injuries
  • Sporting injuries
  • Scar sensitivity and treatment
 
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Dupuytren’s Contrature
  • Trigger finger
  • Work-related upper limb disorders
  • Musician Injuries and prevention

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Assessments

Our detailed assessments focus on your presenting limitations which could include:

  • Reduced range of movement
  • Difficulties with swelling (oedema)
  • Reduced grip and pinch strength
  • Difficulties with strength and stamina
  • Difficulties in everyday activities, self-care, hobbies, domestic tasks, work
  • Diffculties with sensation or pain

 


Exercise

Our hand therapy treatment programmes will be designed and agreed to meet your individual needs following an assessment.

Therapy can be delivered in:

  • Your home
  • At your local gym
  • In one of our clinics

Exercise modification and joint protection advice is also available and can be beneficial to individuals with a range of conditions such as Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis. We will discuss ways of reducing strain on joints and energy conservation.


Splinting

Splints are appliances / supports / braces used by hand therapist to offer adjunct treatment for the following reasons:

  • To rest
  • To protect
  • To increase movement
  • To assist activities, hobbies, self-care, domestic tasks, work
  • To exercise in

Our bespoke splints are made specifically for you, we also can offer advice regarding the purchase of prefabricated splints. 

 


Adapted Function

Occupational Therapists are experienced in providing alternative ways and methods of adapting function and using problem solving techniques to enable you to achieve your goals and promote independence.

Occupational Therapists are specifically trained in offering advice and recommendations for small aids and adaptations to regain independence in:

  • Food preparation
  • Dressing
  • Mobility
  • Hobbies and interests