Hand Therapist

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Hand Therapy focuses on the rehabilitation of the upper limb – shoulder to hand. Patients of Hand Therapists have usually sustained an injury leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or fractures, but patients may also suffer from conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or a neurological condition. Hand Therapists evaluate and test the injured limb and then provide specific treatment using a variety of specialised techniques. Hand Therapists work in many organisations; including hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private practice.

Hand Therapists will need to be either a Registered Physiotherapist or Registered Occupational Therapist and usually require postgraduate study, clinical experience and independent study to become proficient in the treatment of upper limb conditions.