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Hand therapy

hand therapyThe 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 hand problems.

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 intensive rehabilitation.
  • 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 techniques.
  • Exercises and patient leaflets for various hand injuries and conditions

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Phone graphicTherapy outpatients reception: 01202 442121

Opening times: Monday - Friday 8.10am-4.30pm

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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