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Hand
Therapy

 

Hand Therapy Room - Dudley Creek Health

Hand therapy for the upper limb offers several advantages for individuals who have experienced injuries, conditions, or limitations affecting their hands and upper extremities.

Here are some key benefits of
hand therapy:

Rehabilitation

 

Hand therapy aims to facilitate the rehabilitation process and restore optimal function to the hand and upper limb. It focuses on improving strength, range of motion, coordination, and dexterity through targeted exercises and interventions.

 

Pain management

 

Hand therapy techniques help alleviate pain resulting from various conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, fractures, and nerve injuries. Therapists employ pain management strategies like manual therapy, modalities (e.g., heat or cold therapy), and therapeutic exercises to reduce discomfort and improve overall hand function.

 

Customized treatment

 

Hand therapy is highly individualized, with therapy plans tailored to each patient's specific needs and goals. Hand therapists assess the patient's condition, develop a personalized treatment plan, and modify it as required to maximize recovery and functional outcomes.

 

Pre- and post-operative care

Hand therapy plays a crucial role both before and after surgical procedures. Pre-operatively, hand therapists may provide education, exercises, and modalities to optimize hand health and function. Post-operatively, therapy helps minimize swelling, restore range of motion, promote wound healing, and regain strength.

 

Scar management

 

Hand therapists employ scar management techniques to minimize the impact of scars on hand function and appearance. Through various interventions such as scar massage, compression therapy, and exercises, therapists can improve scar mobility, reduce adhesions, and promote tissue healing.

Adaptive techniques

 

Hand therapy equips individuals with adaptive techniques and strategies to overcome limitations caused by hand injuries or disabilities. Therapists may teach patients how to use assistive devices, splints, or modifications in daily activities to enhance independence and functional abilities.

 

Psychological support

 

Coping with hand injuries or conditions can be challenging emotionally. Hand therapy provides a supportive environment where patients can express their concerns, receive education about their condition, and gain motivation to actively participate in their recovery process. Therapists offer guidance and encouragement, contributing to improved overall well-being.

 

Return to work and activities

 

Hand therapy aims to facilitate a successful return to work and engagement in activities that are important to the individual. By improving hand function, strength, and coordination, therapy helps individuals regain the skills necessary for their specific work or leisure activities.

It's important to note that the benefits of hand therapy may vary depending on the individual's condition, severity of injury, adherence to the treatment plan, and other factors. Working closely with a qualified hand therapist can optimize the outcomes and address specific needs.

Merivale Hand Clinic

https://www.merivalehandclinic.co.nz/

Monday
8am to 12pm (Ms Leigh Law)

8am to 12pm (Ms Jaishree Bhika)

2pm to 5pm (Ms Tjun Theng)

Tuesday
1pm to 5 pm (Week 2 and 4)
(Mr Ram Chandru)

Wednesday
8am to 12pm (Ms Amelia Barclay)

Thursday
8am to 12
pm (Ms Elizna Niemand)

In Touch Hand Therapy

https://www.intouchhandtherapy.co.nz/

Tuesday
8am to 12pm (Ms Karyn Butler)

Wednesday
1pm to 5pm (Ms Karyn Butler)

1pm to 5pm (Ms Tui Knight)

1pm to 5pm (Week 2)

(Mr Ram Chandru)

Thursday
8am to 12pm (Ms Karyn Butler)

Active Hand Rehab

https://activehandrehab.co.nz/

Tuesday
8am to 5pm
(Ms
 Lyndall O’Loughlin)

Wednesday

8am to 12pm

(Ms Marysia Sewell)

Friday

11am to 5pm

(Ms Anita Fenton)

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