INFORMATIVE, PERSONABLE & WELCOMING
I’ve been seeing Mina for a Mallet Finger injury and he has been excellent. Really informative, calm and answered all my questions with easy to understand rationales. He is also very personable, welcoming and a practitioner I’d recommend to others 🙂
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
Went to this clinic for my hand injury. The receptionist Irene was always so kind to me, greeted me with a smile, like old friends. Physiotherapist Paul is an experienced specialist with deep knowledge. He knows hands from A to Z and a little more! Thanks to this clinic I am healthy again!
GREAT EXPERIENCE SO FAR THAT IS HELPING ME BE ABLE TO DO THE THINGS IN MY LIFE I WAS PREVIOUSLY DOING PRIOR TO THE INJURY
I’ve had De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis since February 2020. During that time, I had huge reductions is hand functionality, constant pain/inflammation and reduced grip strength. My treatment included wearing a wrist splint for over a year, taking a high dose of anti inflammatories for an extended period of time, having a cortisone injection and finally having surgery.
After my surgery and a second cortisone injection afterwards, with only seeing minimal improvement (and a decrease in some areas), I went to see Melissa at the Mill Park clinic, as my next step was to have a second surgery.
Since seeing Melissa for about 6 weeks, I have seen huge improvements. My wrist mobility has improved, the pain has decreased and my grip strength is gradually improving. I’ve even been able to decrease my anti inflammatory dosage, while still continuing to see improved results. While I still have a while to go until it’s 100% recovered, I now don’t have the fear of having a second surgery.
Melissa is friendly and knowledgeable and has been able to teach me some great exercises to do at home, that have significantly sped up my recovery. She is thorough during sessions and knows exactly what she is doing.
If only I saw Melissa earlier, I may have been able to avoid having surgery in the first place. She is highly recommended!
I got a Mallet Finger injury from taking a sock off! A lot of my physical activity halted due to this injury leaving me frustrated. I came to Melbourne Hand Rehab in Werribee for guidance.
My goals were to return to sport and hopefully full range of motion. My therapist Jessica Cauchi was very professional and gave excellent guidance.
Post therapy, I’ve been able to go back to sport and have full range of motion and strength. I would recommend Melbourne Hand Rehab Werribee to anyone seeking therapy for their hand.
A VERY PROFESSIONAL AND CARING HAND THERAPIST
I first met Jess after being referred to Melbourne Hand Therapy by my physiotherapist for an injury to my hand and wrist caused at work. She diagnosed it was De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. (I hadn’t heard if it either). At the time I was in extreme pain and had little if any use of my right hand. Almost all household duties were out including washing dishes, gardening, cleaning etc. Using a table knife was almost impossible. I couldn’t even shave (the barber did it for me, I was so grateful to him)!
Jess made up a splint for my hand and lower arm (with a choice of colours) and I wore this almost 24/7. She then gave me very simple exercises to do with my hand at first. Over the next few months the exercises became more testing and were done without the split and without major pain.
The object of the exercises is to get the area moving but not all at once. Slow and steady wins. So after 5 months it was all good. And I have full movement back. It helps that my work altered the task that caused it so that it shouldn’t occur again. I’m still very cautious of over stressing it but just take things easier. Take care of your hand always. They are oddly fragile!
So if you have a hand injury, go see Jess. She is fantastic. She is gentle, kind, and understanding. And she explains things in great detail and emails you the exercises in video format, so you won’t forget them!
SPOT ON THERAPY – AMAZING
I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome with various hand issues requiring different therapies and attention. Not only has Jess dramatically improved my functioning, she assisted in navigating through to a successful NDIS application. Without her knowledge and support to myself and my multi-disciplinary team, I would not have achieved it having two rejections previously. I am thrilled to keep working with Jess.