A Specialist Upper Limb Clinic
Expert Hand Injury Management
Hand Therapy is an advanced area of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy that requires a level of specialty and additional training.
People use their hands for work and play every single day, relying on them for activities involving fine motor skills, communicating in sign language, and gesturing while we speak. In fact, many of our clients rely on their hands for their source of income, whether they be public servants, tradespeople, athletes, or musicians.
An injury or hand condition can significantly affect your quality of life and our working life. But also, for many of our clients, a hand injury prevents or inhibits their participation in sport or physical activity.
Our team brings over 100 years of combined experience in Hand Therapy. With availability 5 days a week and locations in Barton, Bruce, and Mawson, they form the largest and most accessible Hand Therapy Team across Canberra.
What the SportsCare Hand Clinic can do for you
Our team of therapists specialise in upper limbs, including the fingers, thumb, wrist, and elbow. With comprehensive assessment of your arm, our team will be able to recommend the best course of action for your unique circumstances.
Our team can help if you need your hands for work, sport, or quality of life.
Our hand services include:
- Splints and braces
- Finger and hand lacerations
- Waterproof casting
- Post-operative management
- Arthritis management
- Sport injury management
- Musician injury management
- Manual therapy
- Scar management
- Swelling management
- Exercise prescription
Hand Therapy conditions we treat
- Wrist pain
- Hand and wrist fractures
- Overuse injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Tennis elbow
- Trigger finger
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Finger dislocations
- Mallet finger
- Hand and wrist osteoarthritis
Custom and prefabricated splints
Our specialised Hand Clinic team can make custom-made splints to suit our patients or we can help you choose from a variety of prefabricated splints.
InterX for pain relief
When pain is present the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which can go into overdrive as a result of pain (fight or flight response). Find out about InterX, a non-invasive medical device that uses electrical stimulation for relief of acute, chronic and neuropathic pain.
Looking for exercises?
Life with a hand injury can be problematic. Exercise is an integral component to achieving your goals in hand therapy. To to ensure you have the correct exercises and are performing with accurate technique our hand therapy team can guide you through an targeted exercise program.
For a tailored treatment plan and at home exercises, book an appointment with one of our Hand Therapists.