All treatments are one-on-one, with the treating therapist tailoring an individualised treatment program aimed at assisting the patient to regain their full potential as quickly as possible.
Bayside Hand Therapy is able to treat the following conditions:
Fractures of the hand and arm
Sprains, strains and dislocations
Over-use conditions including carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tendinitis, de Quervain’s, tennis and golfers elbow
All post – surgical patients including tendon and nerve repairs, amputations and joint replacements
Musicians hand injuries
Neurological conditions affecting the hand such as stroke and brain injury
Our therapists are trained in clinical assessment of the upper limb. We combine in-depth knowledge of hand anatomy with a thorough history of your injury to ensure correct diagnosis of your problem.
Many injuries such as ligament tears and tendon problems cannot be identified on plain x-ray.
Your hand therapist will perform clinical diagnostic tests to gain more information about your problem and in some instances may recommend further diagnostic imaging be arranged through your GP, to ensure appropriate treatment.
Your therapist will use information gained from clinical assessment to tailor each treatment session specifically to the changing needs of your injury or condition.
Hand therapy treatment may include:
Exercises to prevent or overcome stiffness
Strengthening of target muscles
Wound care including dressing changes and removing stitches
Manufacturing splints to protect injured structures or restore motion to stiff joints
Scar management to soften, flatten and desensitise scars
Reduction of swelling including pressure garments
Sport specific training programs
Advice on how to prevent re-injury/complications
Our therapists are highly skilled in manufacturing orthoses/splints.
They are light weight and are usually removable to allow for wound checks, cleaning and where appropriate, specific exercises.
Splints are usually made to protect healing structures such as a broken bone, torn ligament or skin graft.
Splints may also be used to restore movement to stiff joints, or to support a painful joint to improve hand use in conditions such as arthritis.
For certain fractures and ligament injuries, where complete immobilization is needed, we can fabricate waterproof casts which allow showering and swimming with the cast on.
Click on the link below for more information on what to expect with a waterproof cast.
Our therapists worked closely with Upper Limb surgeons to tailor post-operative treatment to each individual’s surgery.
Recovering from upper limb surgery is enhanced at Bayside Hand Therapy because we –
Understand that you may initially feel unwell, anxious and have pain, so we educate you about the post-operative recovery, provide pain treatment and loads of re-assurance and encouragement!
Perform all post-operative treatment including wound care, removal of stitches/sutures, swelling control, exercises, splints and pain management.
Know the surgeon’s expectations and if we are concerned, we can communicate directly with your surgeon.
Care about you getting the best outcome and will do all that we can to get you better in the shortest possible time-frame
Our therapists use a range of modalities to deal with both acute and chronic pain.
We encourage a multidisciplinary approach and will liaise closely with your doctor and allied health team.
We incorporate many resources and processes developed by the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, including Graded MotorImagery, Mirror Therapy and the Recognise App.
Our therapists are also trained in the use of InterX Neurostimulation, an effective, non-invasive and drug free treatment for pain.
Talk to your therapist to find out more.
Treatment for problem scars following hand surgery.
Following hand surgery, scars may occasionally become thick, raised, abnormally sensitive or restrict movement.
At Bayside Hand Therapy we have a variety of treatments for problem scars including silicone products, massage techniques, therapeutic ultrasound, taping, compression garments and desensitisation techniques.
Bayside Hand Therapy specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow. Friendly, caring and professional treatment is provided by experienced hand therapists, who participate in regular professional development to deliver up-to-date, evidence-based practice.
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89 Bay Terrace (Cnr Florence Street),
Wynnum QLD 4178 Phone: (07) 3396 7798 Fax: (07) 3396 7312 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Appointments available
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
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