What is Upper Limb Therapy?
Upper Limb Therapy is the specialised therapy for rehabilitation of the hand and upper limb. Vital to performing activities including work, leisure and basic tasks, the musculature and nervous system of the hand is complex and requires expert advice and management to maintain function.
Our Upper Limb Therapy clinic focuses on traumatic and degenerative conditions and is well resourced to ensure we can support your recovery from the one place. With a multidisciplinary approach, our Hand Therapists are post graduate qualified Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists who can assess and manage your upper limb therapy. We also have Exercise Physiologists and can continue your care from injury to full return to work.
Who Would Benefit from Upper Limb Therapy?
Our aim is to promote healing and normal patterns of movement while restoring feeling, strength, full movement, endurance and function following accidents, surgical procedures, repetitive strain or sporting injuries, as well as injuries from or before birth and age-related conditions. Early intervention may assist in the reduction of:
- Stiffness and;
- Abnormal patterns of motion
Teaming up with the Hand Therapists ensures you optimise recovery and we can assist from injury to full return to work.
Why Enhanced Living?
Our Hand Therapists only treat hand and upper limb conditions. Through extensive training and years of hands-on experience, we have gained specialised skills in knowing the best way to get you better faster. We frequently attend state, national and international conferences to keep up to date with the best advances in hand surgery and rehabilitation methods.
All of our dedicated team have either an Occupational Therapy degree or a Physiotherapy degree and have learnt the skills of the partner profession to be able to give you a complete rehabilitation service from the day you first see us until you have achieved your best possible return of function and strength. We attend surgical conferences so that we can provide you with excellent education about the type of surgery you may have had, or are planning to have.
- Wound care techniques
- Taking out your surgical stitches
- Make appropriate orthoses (splints)
- Perform Electrotherapy
- Prescribe exersices
- Give occupational
- Give daily living and ergonomic advice
- Treat your oedema (swelling)
- Help with pain management through Cognitive Behavioural Techniques or TENS machine
It really is a “one stop shop” for hand and upper limb therapy.
We also offer return to work services to ensure that you return with the right duties at the right speed, so that you do not regress in your rehabilitation.