I opened Complete Hand Therapy in order to provide premium hand therapy to clients in a more intimate setting. I felt that all clients would benefit from receiving continuous consistent care from the same experienced Hand Therapist. This is a service I have always wanted to provide clients to optimise their outcomes and I am…
Working from home certainly has a lot of upsides, but one downside that I have seen in my clinic is an increase in repetitive strain injuries and non-specific wrist pain. The “home office” set up does not seem to match up ergonomically with the work office. People are often working from the kitchen table, using a laptop, and sitting on a dining chair which can’t be adjusted. Ergonomically speaking, this is not ideal!
Handwriting is complex with perceptual, cognitive, and motor components and even high school aged students may still struggle with this skill. Schools often recommend that students see a hand therapist for a “DASH Assessment.” DASH stands for “Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting.”
Elbow pain can be caused by overuse of wrist straightening muscles. Tennis Elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a condition where pain is felt on the outside of your elbow on the bony prominence where the forearm muscles that straighten your wrist and hand attach.
Many people develop osteoarthritis, otherwise known as “wear and tear arthritis,” in their fingers joints as they age. There are many treatments available that can have a great impact on the client’s hand function and comfort.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common cause of numbness and tingling in the hand.
A very common cause of thumb pain, especially in women aged 40 years and over, is Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Carpometacarpal joint (CMC joint).
Finger dislocations/hyperextension injuries in the middle joint of your finger (PIPjoint) occur commonly in ball sports such as football, basketball and netball. Sometimes when the finger bends backwards it doesn’t dislocate and sometimes it does.
Handwriting, like all other skills, needs to be taught and then practiced. Firstly, you need to learn the correct technique of holding a pen and then you need to practice…a lot! Unfortunately, due to technology, and even more so during COVID, handwriting is becoming a skill that children don’t develop properly.
The room at Complete Hand Therapy clinic is a light, airy, clean and an inviting environment which also has lots of plants and a few personal touches.
Splints are often the most comfortable and effective way to manage an injury or condition, but what is a splint? Splints are custom made braces designed to support or immobilise your hand or wrist to facilitate your recovery.
A Hand Therapist is the best person to see if you have an injury to your finger, hand, wrist or elbow as they are highly specialised in the assessment and treatment of hand and upper limb injuries.