The Hand Therapy Unit aims to provide comprehensive and
individual care for all patients with problems affecting the
forearm, wrist or hand.
This includes patients referred following hand
or wrist injury, surgery, work related problems or with conditions
such as arthritis.
Our clinical expertise and practice is based
on a core of professional knowledge, values and skills, supported
by post graduate training and current research.
The service is provided by occupational
therapists (OT) and physiotherapists (PT) with highly specialised
skills in the assessment, management and treatment of wrist and
The therapists work collaboratively with other
health professionals to deliver high quality care. We encourage our
patients to be actively involved in the assessment and treatment
process. This includes goal setting to ensure individual
functional needs are addressed.
We currently also run two group sessions:
- The hand and wrist rehabilitation group is run twice
a week to help people regain further use of their hand(s) following
a one to one assessment. The group offers the opportunity for more
- The Osteoarthritis (OA) of the
thumb self-management group is run by a qualified hand therapist to
help teach individuals the skills to manage their thumb pain more
effectively. Attendance is arranged following a direct referral
into the group. It will cover: What osteoarthritis is; how
exercise can help; how splints can help & joint protection
- Exercises and patient leaflets for
various hand injuries and conditions