How hand therapy can help you

Our hands undertake a lot of work for us. From tying your shoelaces to typing at work and lifting objects day in day out. They are perhaps our most used body parts, which can make them vulnerable to injury and even illness. Conditions that affect the hands, such as arthritis and tendinitis, can be painful and prevent us from doing normal daily activities. If you are suffering from a condition or injury affecting your hand, then a qualified practitioner at Physio Connect may be the hands-on solution you need.

The goal is to restore normal hand movement and function and reduce the patient’s risk of relapse. In general, physiotherapy involves a combination of different approaches, ranging from hand exercises to acupuncture, to achieve treatment goals. Because the hand plays an important role in normal daily movements, injuries and diseases of the hand and wrist can be debilitating and affect the quality of life, making therapy extremely important. Hand physical therapy programs are performed and conducted only by qualified professional physical therapists who specialise in hand and wrist injuries.

Hand problems that can be improved with physiotherapy:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis and tendon injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Fractures
  • Nail bed injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Congenital hand differences
  • Nerve compression injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Joint instabilities
  • Rotator cuff strains and tears

During a hand physiotherapy consultation, the therapist will examine the patient’s hand and

wrist to determine the extent of the injury or the consequences of the disease. Subsequently, an individual treatment program will be developed depending on the case or condition of the patient.

Using a variety of techniques to treat hand and wrist injuries helps patients achieve healing and full recovery with minimal medication. Since most of the methods used are non-surgical, physiotherapy procedures are safe and relatively risk-free. Perhaps the greatest risk occurs when treatment fails to restore the patient’s normal hand movement and function. This risk is highest among patients suffering from crush injuries and chronic degenerative hand diseases.

As an organisation we are committed to bringing innovative, integrative and accessible care to the community and we saw hand therapy as a crucial addition, rounding off our services to you, our customer and ensuring that you can receive all the care you need under one roof. If you are worried about an injury to your hand, have ongoing issues from an illness or are experiencing pain or swelling in your hands, contact Physio Connect today to book an appointment.


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