You’re IN GOOD HANDS with Wellington Physiotherapy and The Wellington Hand Clinic!
Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational therapy and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations". The Wellington Hand Clinic is located at our Wellington Physiotherapy location in downtown Guelph. A physician’s referral and payment through private insurance, MVA insurance, WSIB, or self-pay is required to receive these services.
Upper extremity injuries can have a devastating impact on an individual’s life. Any loss of function through injury, illness or disability can interfere with an individual’s ability to do the things that are important to them. By receiving specific hand therapy services, individuals can maximize their recovery and safely return to their daily routines. Due to the complexity of the surgical techniques required to treat upper limb conditions, and from the intricate anatomy of the hand, it is important that individuals are treated by therapists who have advanced skills and training in upper extremity rehabilitation.
Commonly treated diagnoses include:
- Burn injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Complex hand and wrist traumas
- Crush injuries
- De Quervains Tenosynovitis
- Dupuytrens contractures
- Hand and wrist fractures
- Nerve injuries
- Skin grafts