ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Cathy Thomas Occupational Therapy Specialised Hand Therapy Services is a group of Occupational Therapists with Cathy Thomas as Director who have expertise in the treatment and rehabilitation of the hand and upper limb.

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NEWS: We are pleased to announce Specialised Hand Therapy Services has a new Perth CDB Clinic. Opening 21st Oct 2014 - within Life Ready Physio at Retail Level 3 Shop 65 Carillon Arcade Perth City

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Cathy Thomas has over 26 years experience as an Occupational Therapist in the field of Hand Therapy. Cathy is a Full Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation.

Our referrals come from Surgeons, GPs, Physiotherapists and others. However, you do not specifically require a referral to be seen by us.  

WITH OUR NEW CDB CLINIC WE ARE NOW IN EIGHT CONVENIENT CLINIC LOCATIONS

Our main office is located in West Perth. In order that treatment may be provided close to your home or workplace, we also have metropolitan clinics at Subiaco (within the Western Australian Plastic Surgery Centre), CBD Perth (within Life Ready Physio at Retail Level 3 Shop 65 Carillon Arcade, Midland, Joondalup, Murdoch and Armadale, and one country clinic in Albany.  

West Perth


Please ask your doctor to refer to our most convenient location to you. 

WHAT IS HAND THERAPY?

Hand Therapy is also known as rehabilitation of the upper limb. Our goal is to promote recovery, maximise gains and meet specific goals following injury such as returning to function, sport and work related tasks using your hand.

 Hand Function
Mobilisation

Non surgical treatment may include splinting or casting, exercises, strengthening and other therapy techniques. We also treat patients following their surgery and liaise closely with referring surgeons as to the treatment required. 

COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT

We treat a variety of conditions including traumatic work and sport injuries and post surgical conditions affecting the hand and upper limb.

Common conditions include:

  • Fractures/Dislocations
  • Tendon, Nerve and Ligament injuries
  • Soft tissues injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Pain
  • Overuse conditions
 

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APPOINTMENTS - CALL 08 9324 2881

Appointments for all metropolitan clinics can be made through our West Perth office on 08 9324 2881. Please specify the clinic you wish to attend and your regular therapist, if applicable.

Your outcome is very important to us, same day appointments are available for urgent problems.