Hand therapists are all physiotherapists or occupational therapists with additional experience and education in hand therapy. So, regardless of their undergraduate degree, the hand therapy treatment you receive at our clinics is the same. Where possible, we provide both physiotherapy and occupational therapy at a venue to allow people to use their private health insurance rebates. Private health insurance rebates vary in that some rebates more for occupational therapy and vice versa.
You can check your fund here
Making your appointment
While many people are referred to us from their GP or hand surgeon, a formal referral is not always necessary. In most instances appointment can be made by called us directly on 03 9458 5166.
You do need a referral
if you are claiming through a compensable body such as WorkSafe
When you arrive
When you arrive, we’ll get you to fill in a form which helps us to understand a little more about what you are experiencing, and what you are hoping to achieve from your visit.
After a full examination of your hand and upper limb, your hand therapist will make a diagnosis and talk to you about how you can initially recover, and how you might prevent future episodes from occurring.
Your treatment plan
As part of your first appointment, your hand therapist will talk to you about treatment options as well as your personal health goals. From here they will put together a personalised treatment plan which is aimed to achieve the best recovery outcome for you.
Depending on your condition, your treatment plan may include: