(08) 9324 2881 17 Colin Street, West Perth
Weekdays 8am - 6pm, Saturday 8am - 1pm

HAND THERAPY SERVICES

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. 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.

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

APPOINTMENTS

Appointments for all seven 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.

Clinic opening hours are Mon to Fri – 8am to 6pm (last appointment 5pm) and Sat – 8am to 1pm (West Perth only) so appointments can be arranged around work hours and other commitments where necessary for your hand therapy.

For Albany appointments please phone West Perth on 9324 2881 or Albany direct on 9841 1534, fax: 9841 1534.

For Busselton appointments please phone either West Perth on 9324 2881 or Busselton direct on 9754 6568, fax: 9754 6568.

COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT

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

Common conditions include:

  • Fractures/dislocations
  • Fractures post surgery/fixation
  • Minimally/Non-displaced Fractures
  • Tendon, Nerve and Ligament injuries
  • Tendon and Nerve repairs
  • Mallet and Boutonniere finger injuries
  • Volar Plate, Collateral Ligament injuries
  • Crush, Soft Tissue and Nail Bed injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and post Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain’s, Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) and Trigger Finger
  • Arthritis
  • Pain, Myofascial and Overuse conditions
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

OUR TREATMENT

Treatment often begins within a few days following injury or surgery.

It may be important that you attend therapy on the day of referral post-operatively to commence mobilisation or fit a protective splint/orthosis.

Splints/Orthoses

Splinting is an important aspect of hand therapy. Splints/Orthoses can be used to protect, immobilise, support or mobilise joints following injury or surgery.

At Specialised Hand Therapy Services we have expertise in design and fabrication of all soft and thermoplastic splints/orthoses and fibreglass casts for the upper and lower limbs.

We also custom manufacture sports guards and protective orthoses for function, pain and return to work. These are made and completed on the same day as appointments.

Therapy

Depending on your specific needs, expert therapy for any of the following may be required:

  • Upper limb and functional assessment
  • Exercises to improve movement
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Scar management
  • Management of swelling
  • Desensitisation & Sensory re-education
  • Pain management
  • InterX Neurostimulation
  • Functional retraining & exercise