Post-operative Hand Therapy

Post-operative Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is a key part of your recovery following hand surgery. The team at Melbourne Hand Rehab are physiotherapists and occupational therapists with special training to provide expert rehabilitation of the upper limb.

 

Following surgery, your therapist will monitor your progress and guide you through an individualised rehabilitation program. Injuries requiring hand therapy include: finger, hand and wrist fractures that have needed surgery; tendon and nerve repairs; or soft tissue injuries ranging from complex crush injuries to fingertip amputations.

 

Our therapists work closely with a number of excellent surgeons throughout Melbourne to provide evidence-based rehabilitation. We aim to get you back to doing all the things you love.

Your early post-op rehabilitation may include:

  • Fabrication of custom-made thermoplastic splints
  • Assessment and dressing of surgical wounds
  • Safely removing post-surgical sutures (stitches)
  • Wound care and wound management
  • Movement exercises

 

As you progress through your rehabilitation, your tailored hand therapy program may include:

  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Scar management
  • Pain management programs
  • Desensitisation and sensory education programs
  • Information regarding returning to your chosen activities in a safe and timely way
  • Regular reviews

Our post-operative clinics are located at Richmond – Victoria Park and Bulleen, but we are able to help you to manage your post-operative injury at any of our clinic locations.

 

For more information, call us directly on 03 9458 5166

HOW CAN WE HELP?

For enquiries and appointments please call 03 9458 5166 or conveniently book online.