Losing the normal function of your hands is frustrating, debilitating and often very painful.
Our hand therapy specialists are deeply aware of how challenging it is and have established a first-class hand therapy service to provide specialised care for this complex part of the body.
We can help with:
- Wrist sprains
- Fractures to the hand and wrist
- Tendon conditions such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and de Quervain’s syndrome
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Finger sprains and fractures
- Mallet finger
- Trigger finger
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Post-casting rehabilitation.
Whatever your injury, you will be treated by a hand therapist who has undergone extensive postgraduate training and can provide a level of expertise and treatment unmatched in a general physiotherapy setting. They are highly skilled in creating custom splints that are molded to your body to ensure a perfect fit and comfort while you recover. Fibreglass and soft-casting options are also available if needed, as are a huge variety of prefabricated splints. For sportspeople, there are often splinting options that can allow you to return to sport earlier and reduce your chances of getting injured. When treated under ACC there is normally no charge for the splints provided.
If you’ve had surgery to your hand, wrist your elbow our expert team will skilfully manage surgical wounds and help you heal, recover and get back to full strength.
Our hand specialists, based at our Mount Maunganui and Whakatane clinics, routinely work with patients from Grace and Tauranga Hospitals and provide care for many competitive sporting teams and elite athletes in the Bay of Plenty.