Post-graduate trained hand therapist in Adelaide treating conditions of hand, wrist and elbow. South Australian Sports Medicine Centre - Hands Wrists and Elbows

Hands Wrists and Elbows

Hands, Wrists and Elbows

Helen Burfield is one of a small number of postgraduate trained hand therapists in Adelaide and she has over 30 years of experience in upper limb and hand rehabilitation.

Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder conditions are Helen's areas of expertise. Hand therapy is central to recovery from wrist and arm fractures, hand fractures, tendon repairs, osteoarthritis De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and wrist instabilities.

Arthritic thumbs are a common condition that can be treated effectively using prescribed splints either custom made or off the shelf along with appropriate exercises. Arthritis requires a certain management plan to assist in protecting and optimizing function and achieving pain relief. This applies to wrist arthritis or any hand arthritis both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.

Wrist injuries such as scaphoid fractures or scapho-lunate ligament injuries require the right treatment and exercises to achieve optimum recovery and strength. Tendonitis of the wrist is another common injury often related to computer use and requires expertise to treat it effectively.

Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow are conditions that Helen has a special interest in and a particular program that is effective at treating these often stubborn and difficult conditions.

Sporting injuries of the hand, wrist or elbow can be effectively managed and supports made or supplied if required to get back on the field sooner.