Hand and forearm clinic

What is the hand and forearm clinic?

The hand and forearm clinic team includes physiotherapists and occupational therapists (OT). They have a special interest and expertise in hand and upper limb injuries.

Who is it for?

People who come to our hand and forearm clinic may be suffering from a conditions such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.  The clinic also helps people recover from hand surgery.

Our hand and forearm team specialise in

  • preventative care
  • post-operational rehabilitation
  • non-operative therapy.

How can it help?

Patients seeking hand therapy generally have an injury or chronic condition which requires therapeutic assistance. The hand and forearm clinic helps treat strength and range of motion in:

  • arms
  • hands
  • wrists
  • shoulders
  • elbows
  • forearms.

If you are looking to regain functionality in your hands or forearms, our team can help you.

What does it involve?
A clinician in the Hand and Forearm team will assess you to help gain an accurate diagnosis of your condition and needs. The assessment may be with a physiotherapist or occupational therapist (or both). Your clinician will give you clear information regarding your condition and the expected time frame for treatment.

You’ll then be assigned a primary clinician to work with you to:

  • develop your treatment goals
  • meet your goals.

Some of the specialist treatment options may include:

  • splinting/bracing
  • mobilisation (joint movement) or strengthening programs
  • oedema (swelling) and scar management
  • help with hand function for daily living tasks (eg. dressing, cooking)
  • assessment of ergonomic and work-related requirements
  • return to work preparation
  • dry needling, ultrasound, wax therapy, heat therapy
  • referral to other services or support as needed
  • education and information.

The fee per visit is: $ 15.00 Normal fee or $8.50 Health Care Card holders or Pension recipients.

Any extra equipment, braces or splints required will be supplied at cost price. If you have concerns about your ability to pay for treatment, please discuss with your clinician.

More information

Contact the CRC to find out more.