Hand Therapy

Our Hand Therapist Helen Burfield has over 25 years experience in the treatment of hand and upper limb conditions. She is a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and Australian Physiotherapy Association. Helen also lectures to Masters and Undergraduate Physiotherapy Students on management of hand and wrist conditions and splinting.

Services we provide: 

  • Diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Individually designed exercise prescription
  • Splinting and bracing (orthoses), including thermoplastic (rigid) and neoprene/leather(semi rigid) both custom made and commercial.
  • Taping
  • Wound care and management of swelling
  • Scar management (post surgical or injury)
  • Sensory re-education/desensitisation
  • Strengthening
  • Ergonomic advice for upper limb conditions
  • Dry needling

Management of Hand and Upper Limb Conditions:

  • Thumb pain – osteoarthritis, fractures, ligament sprains
  • Trauma – crush injuries, fingertip injuries, lacerations, amputations
  • Tendon injuries and repairs
  • Joint dislocations and sporting injuries
  • Wrist ligament injuries and wrist fractures
  • Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow fractures and humeral fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, including post surgical management
  • Elbow pain, tennis elbow and golfers elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Trigger fingers, trigger thumb
  • Overuse conditions of the upper limb
  • De Quervains tenosynovitis