HAND THERAPY

Hand Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an OT or a Physiotherapist for patients that have conditiions or injuries affecting the hand or upper limb. Hand therapy aims to help regain lost function of the hand or arm.

Conditions we treat

  • Arthritis
  • Fracture and dislocations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain´s tenosynovitis
  • Tennis Elbow/ Golfer’s Elbow
  • Dupuytren´s disease post-op.
  • Ligament injuries
  • Wrist pain
  • Mallet finger
  • Scarring
  • Upper limb surgery
  • Nerve injuries
  • Burns
  • Soft tissue injuries

Services we provide

  • Funcional hand assesment
  • Range of motion (Goniometr)
  • Strength (Dynamometr)
  • Scar care and managment
  • Soft tissue techniques and fascia work
  • Oedeme management/ sweling
  • Joint mobilisation / Manual Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy specificly for hands/ arms
  • Paraffin wax bath
  • Electrotherapy
  • Custom made Splinting and support advise
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Sensory re-education
  • Fine motor skills re-education
  • Functional activities/ Activity of Daily Living
  • Tailored exercise programs
  • Hand Therapy for Musicians
Kinesiology taping

KINESIO TAPING

Kinesio tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape. It is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.

Pain Relief – By supporting your body part kinesio tape is able to provide you with pain relief and muscular support to help control body parts affected by muscle inhibition.

Muscle Support – Your muscle strength may be assisted by kinesio tape via physical assistance and tactile feedback through the skin eg  proprioception boost.

Lymphatic Drainage – Kinesio tape provides a passive lift to your skin via its elastic properties. This vacuum effect allows your lymphatic and venous drainage systems to drain and swollen or bruised tissue quicker than without the kinesiology tape.

Electrotherapy and Ultrasound

ELECTROTHERAPY & ULTRASOUND

Part of physio/physical therapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. Different currents are used for different purposes and benefits.

Diadynamic – benefits include hyperemia and analgesia.
Interferential – benefits include improves trophic, vasodilation, hyperemia, analgesia, tone.
Trabert – benefits include analgesia and hyperemia.
TENS – benefits include analgesia, loose hyper tone, stiffness.
FSM – benefits include loose hyper tone, stiffness and reducing inflamation.

Ultrasound is the use of sound waves to treat musculoskeletal problems, tendinitis and bursitis. It also has mechanical and thermic effect.

Dry needing

DRY NEEDLING

This is a successful medical treatment. The technique uses thin needles without any medication to treat the pain and dysfunctional muscles by affecting trigger points. There are additional electrical and chemical changes associated with dry needling therapy.

Lymphatic drainage

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

This is a specific massage to stimulate lymph flow.  It is a special slow, gentle and pain free movement in a certain sequence and direction.  Lymphatic drainage is beneficial for lymphedema, swollen limbs, diabetes, water retention, sport injuries, pre/post surgical operation and supporting the immune system.

Cupping Therapy

CUPPING THERAPY

Cupping therapy is an ancient form complementary therapy. Special cups are put on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Purposes/benefits: to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

 BALANCE & GERIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY

Falls prevention and Physiotherapy for balance problems

  • Thorough assessment of the underlying balance issues, signpost for
    medication review if indicated, optician referral if indicated
  • Prescription of individualised exercise program to improve balance:
    The program could involve combination of balance exercises,
    proprioceptive exercises, mobility practice over different terrain, strengthening exercises
  • Advise on suitable walking aid where indicated, footwear advice
  • Falls prevention advice
  • Home visits available, assessment of the home  environment
  • Vestibular rehabilitation

 REPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY

  •  Help with reducing breathlessness and increasing exercise tolerance in patients with chronic respiratory problems
  • Optimising patient’s ability to clear secretions
  • Treatment of thoracic joint dysfunction using manual therapy, postural correction and exercise prescription
  • Conditions treated include Asthma, COPD, Hyperventilation Syndrome, post- COVID 19, recurrent chest infections

Falls prevention and Physiotherapy for balance problems

• Thorough assessment of the underlying balance issues, signpost for medication review if indicated, optician referral if indicated
• Prescribing individualised exercise program to improve balance: the program could involve combination of balance exercises, proprioceptive exercises, mobility practice over different terrain, strengthening exercises
• Advise on suitable walking aid where indicated, footwear advise
• Falls prevention advise
• Vestibular rehabilitation