At the Hand Therapy Group, we have the skills and experience to assess and treat conditions affecting the hand, wrist and upper limb. Our practice employs physiotherapists and occupational therapists who have undertaken special training to become hand therapists. The majority are Accredited Hand Therapists (as awarded by the AHTA).
We work closely with a number of leading hand surgeons in the Sydney region.
Hand therapy will include a thorough assessment of your problem, advice on how you can manage it, and a home program of exercises and postural correction. We also offer the fabrication of thermoplastic splints and waterproof casts, if required for appropriate fracture care and post-op management.
What causes mallet finger?
Mallet finger results from either a fracture or rupture of the extensor tendon, resulting in the inability to straighten the tip of your finger. It usually occurs when the tip of the finger is forced to bend, and occurs with ball sports, as well as incidental activities.
Arthritis at the base of the thumb can be painful, impairing your ability to work, perform household tasks, hobbies and sports. We can help you overcome your pain by explaining factors that contribute to your symptoms and creating a treatment plan that addresses current symptoms and reduces the likelihood of flare-ups in the future.
What causes a volar plate injury
The volar plate is a ligament which sits at the front of the middle joint. Volar plate injuries occur when the finger is hyperextended eg. catching a ball. The ligament can pull off by itself or with a piece of bone called and avulsion fracture.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. This may be caused by sustained wrist flexion or gross gripping, vibration, or direct pressure over the carpal tunnel. Increased swelling in the carpal tunnel can also contribute to compression of the median nerve, and may be a factor in late stage pregnancy.
What causes DeQuervain's disease?
De Quervains disease is caused by narrowing of the tendon sheath around two tendons that control the thumb. It is caused by repetitive activities, sustained positioning and occasionally by impact. It is most common in new mothers and middle aged women performing unaccustomed activities.