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Hand therapy is a specialty practice area under the allied health occupational therapy group. They are mainly concerned with treating orthopedic-based upper extremities

  • elbows
  • forearms
  • wrists
  • palms
  • fingers
  • thumbs

(skin, bones, joints, muscles, nerves etc) to optimize the functional and mobility use of the upper extremity. We address biomechanical issues underlying any hand and upper limb issues.

As primarily occupational therapists, the hand occupational therapist often uses an occupation-based and client centred approach to hand rehabilitation by identifying the needs of the clients, and then tailoring interventions to improve performance in their preferred activities and tasks - it can be wanting to drive again, using the mouse, cutting foods, open a can of Coke etc.

Common diagnoses seen by us in this area physical therapy practice includes fractures in the bones of the arm or hand, sprains and strains of the ligaments in the joints and connective tissues, lacerations, cuts, amputations, burns and surgical repairs of tendons and nerves of the hand and arm.

Examples of hand conditions our senior hand therapist treat:

If patient doesn't need surgery (yet) ie conservative/non-surgical, then our senior hand therapist will focus on non-surgical hand therapy interventions such as:

  • pain relief/management
  • strengthening/stamina building exercises
  • return to normal function and movement

If patient already had surgery (considered as post-surgical), our senior hand therapist will work/support the treating surgeon and focus on:

  • decreasing post-surgical pains
  • managing wounds/stitches
  • restoring movements (when medically allowed)
  • hand therapy program to improve strength, stamina and coordination

Some of our hand therapists' treatment includes:

Our senior hand therapists will use a number of hand therapy interventions and approaches to improve the patient's hand function, movement and pain

  1. Joint mobilization
  2. Pain relief/management
  3. Hot therapy / cold therapy
  4. Hand and finger exercises
  5. Ultrasound therapy to accelerate soft tissue healing
  6. Tendon gliding exercises
  7. Scar management
  8. Sensory re-education (especially with scarring and post-amputation)
  9. Customized thermoplasting splinting
  10. Work Hardening
  11. Ergonomics: Decreasing Injuries At The Workplace
  12. Home exercises
  13. Wound care therapy (orthopedic)
  14. Removal of stitches (orthopedic)




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Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.



HAND THERAPY &  SPLINTING

Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes wrist and finger fractures, de Quervain's tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow and more.



CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.



TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)



DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired , tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime. It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance.

Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.



ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session. Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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