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So what exactly is Hand Therapy?

Hand Therapy is a highly specialised area of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. Through further education, clinical experience and independent study, hand therapists become proficient in the management of upper limb conditions resulting from injury, disease or deformity.

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Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Limb

Upper limb conditions and injuries can present for a number of reasons. These can be as a result of a sports injury, degeneration (wear and tear), overuse (such as tendon pathologies) as well as a host of other reasons. They can also occur from work injuries or road accidents. An effective approach to these upper limb problems will involve a comprehensive assessment followed by a customised plan for treatment.

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Common Conditions and Injuries

A range of hand, wrist and elbow injuries and conditions are seen at NAHT.

These can be fractures and dislocations, nerve compression problems, tendon overuse problems as well as problems relating to trauma of the upper limb.

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