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Hand therapy

If you have a condition affecting your hand, wrist or forearm, a hand therapist will be able to assess you, reach a diagnosis and propose a course of treatment

What is hand therapy?

Hand therapy provides assessment and holistic rehabilitation for patients with a hand or upper limb injury or condition. The treatment is tailored to your needs and focusses on helping you get back to the day-to-day activities that you enjoy.

Conditions treated through hand therapy

Hand therapists assess and treat upper limb conditions that include:

  • Arthritis
  • Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Trigger finger
  • Traumatic injuries such as soft tissue injuries and fractures

Hand therapists also assess and treat conditions post-surgery and can help with wound care, swelling, range of movement and strengthening.

What are the benefits?

If you have a condition that’s affecting your hand, wrist or forearm, a hand therapist will be able to assess you, reach a diagnosis and propose a course of treatment. If the therapist thinks you need to see a consultant, they will advise you which consultants are available for you to see.

Hand therapy can work for injuries and for longer term conditions.

If you have received unsuccessful treatment elsewhere, it might still be worth having an opinion regarding potential rehabilitation.

Treatments included in hand therapy

Our therapists can provide:

  • Individual exercise programmes
  • Strengthening
  • Muscle/joint manipulative techniques
  • Custom-made bespoke splinting
  • Electrotherapy
  • Scar management
  • Swelling management
  • Advice on pain and advice on adapting activities of daily living

Why you should get hand therapy at BMI Healthcare?

  • Extensive experience in hand therapy: all BMI Healthcare hand therapists are fully qualified occupational therapists or physiotherapists with experience in treating hand and upper limb conditions and injuries.
  • Integrated approach: our therapists work closely with hand surgeons to ensure the most appropriate possible outcome for your condition.
  • Locations throughout the UK: with over 50 hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales, patients all over the country can have fast access to private hand therapy treatment near them.

Specialists Offering Hand therapy

Dr Michael Gross

Consultant Neurologist

MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCP, MRCP, MEWI

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Ravi Mallina

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Dip Hand Surg(Br), FRCS

BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Mr Daoud Makki

Consultant Orthopaedic and Upper Limb Surgeon

BSC (Bio), MD, MRCS, Diploma Sports Medicine, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

BMI The Kings Oak Hospital 1 more BMI The Cavell Hospital

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Mr Matthew Sala

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Orth)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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