Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation – An Occupational Therapy approach

Hand therapy is a specialty practice of occupational therapy that provides rehabilitation of the hand, and upper limbs after an orthopaedic or neurologic condition. We design and prescribe interventions which facilitate the functional return of the use of upper limb in daily activities such as feeding, dressing, return to work, leisure and sports. Using an occupation-based and client-centred approach, our interventions aim to emphasize on our client’s needs which are meaningful and fulfilling to them.

Conditions we treat

  • Fractures
  • Lacerations and wounds (skin, nerve, tendon, muscles, ligaments)
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle/tendon strains
  • Neuropathies
  • Tendinitis/Tendinosis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Arthritis

Treatment we offer

  • Splint/orthosis fabrication
  • Physical agent modalities
  • Stiffness management
  • Edema management
  • Scar management
  • Neural Mobilisation
  • Neuromuscular strengthening
  • Myofascial treatment
  • Ergonomics consultation
  • Work assessment, conditioning, hardening
  • ADL modification and lifestyle redesign

The main goal of occupation-based upper limb rehabilitation is to tailor a rehabilitation programme which promotes healing while also empowering our clients to continue perform meaningful activities. This approach fosters positive outcomes for clients, enhances their satisfaction with the therapy experience and results, maximises their ability to engage in desired roles within their environment, and most importantly, living the quality of life as they define it.