Melbourne Hand Rehab therapist with patient

YES, you can see a hand therapist during Stage 4 lockdown!

Hand Therapy is an Essential Health Service


The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Victoria, have made it very clear that, during Stage 4 lockdown restrictions, you should still seek the healthcare you need.

If you’ve suffered a hand injury or are experiencing pain, it’s important to seek appropriate treatment.

The main points that you need to be aware of are:

  • You DO NOT need a GP referral to see our therapists.
  • You CAN travel outside the 5km radius to receive healthcare (use your appointment SMS as proof of service).
  • Face-to-face appointments are permitted to prevent a significant change or deterioration in your ability to function in your daily life. Telehealth is available for the continuation of your regular care during stage 4.


If in doubt as to whether your condition is considered ‘essential care’, please contact us on 03 7034 6973. We can determine how best we can help you.

Or simply book an appointment online:


For more information see the DHHS website HERE


Melbourne Hand Rehab staff wearing facemarks as part of our COVID-19 response.

Please refer to Our Response to COVID-19 to find out the additional precautions that we have in place in all of our clinics.


At Melbourne Hand Rehab we are pleased to be able to offer a choice for Hand Therapy:

In Clinic  •  Telehealth  • Home Visit