Jarred finger? Why you need to see a hand therapist.
The Hand Therapy Group are recognised leaders in therapy for the hand and upper limb.
Led by Director, A/Prof Anne Wajon, the practice employs highly qualified and experienced hand therapists in Sydney (physiotherapists and occupational therapists) who offer expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people with hand and upper limb pain or dysfunction.
We provide specialised hand therapy services in various locations throughout northern Sydney covering the management of hand and arm conditions. Our staff work very closely with consultant hand surgeons, general practitioners, rheumatologists, sports physiotherapists and referring doctors.
We are happy to communicate with insurance companies, WorkCover, rehabilitation providers, employers and your local physiotherapist, at your discretion.
We are very happy for you to contact us to discuss whether we might be able to help with your condition.
Finger injuries are generally known as a ‘jarred finger.’ It commonly occurs in sports such as netball, AFL, oz tag and rugby. Quite often they are left untreated and can lead to swelling, stiffness, pain and finger deformities. Here we take a look at the most common finger injuries and how a Hand Therapist can help.
Hand Writing Assessments for Children
Despite learning in the digital age with laptops and iPads, handwriting is still an essential part of learning. Being able to write legibly allows your child to communicate their knowledge during exams and when they step into the workforce.
Messy handwriting can be affected by numerous factors. These include:
Language deficitsVisual, spatial and/or fine motor issues affecting their coordinationEnvironmental factors (eg. sitting posture, size of pencils or pens and desk set up)
You may be referred to see a ‘hands physio’ or hand therapist after an injury. Do you know what makes a hand therapist different to a general physiotherapist or occupational therapist? Let’s take a look.
What does a hand therapist do?
A hand therapist, or practitioner in hand therapy, is a qualified occupational therapist or physiotherapist who specialises in treating hand, wrist and upper limb injuries. Hand therapists have further gained their knowledge in the anatomy and rehabilitation of the upper limb by attending courses, clinical experience and self-directed study.
How can a hand therapist help?