Hand Therapy

Conditions of the hand can be effectively treated and managed with the support of our expert Hand Therapy Team. Our services are available to every patient whether they have an ongoing hand condition or are starting a rehabilitation and exercise plan after surgery.

The Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists at Parkside Private Hospital specialise in hand care and are members of the British Hand Therapy Association We can recommend tailored exercises to improve the mobility and function in your hand and to reduce pain and swelling.

Hand Therapy could be beneficial to sufferers of the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis of the hands and wrists
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • De Quervain’s Tendonitis (also known as ’Texter’s Thumb’)
  • Fractures of the hand and wrist
  • Tendon injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (more commonly known as RSI)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (e.g. for Dupuytren’s Contracture)

The treatments that the hand therapy team can offer include:

  • Functional assessments
  • Splinting
  • Oedema (swelling) management
  • Manual therapy
  • Scar management
  • Exercise programmes