The hand consists of 27 bones not including the sesamoid bone and is rich in nerve supply and tactile feedback. The hand is one of the most important parts of the body because we use our hands to carry out large movements also very precise, fine movements.
Damage to your hand can have a significant impact on your life as performing the simplest of tasks may be a struggle. It is important that if you injure your hand or receive surgery on your hand that you get proper physiotherapy treatment in order to get your hand back to its best as quickly as possible and prevent permanent changes or re-injury.
What hand conditions do we treat?
We see a variety of hand conditions at Farrell Physiotherapy and our specialist physiotherapists provide excellent treatment in order to decrease your symptoms and improve your hand function.
Some of our most common conditions include:
What treatment options are available for hand conditions?
The treatment you require for your hand condition will be based on the symptoms you present with and what your physiotherapist finds when assessing you.
Common treatment techniques for hand conditions include:
- Passive stretches
- Advice regarding activity modification
- Ice therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Joint mobilisations
- Passive range of movement exercises
- Active-assisted and active range of movement exercises
- Graded exercise programme to return to function
What is the benefit of physiotherapy for a hand condition?
There will be different benefits of physiotherapy depending on your condition and goals. Physiotherapy helps to relieve your symptoms and speed up the recovery process. Our aim is to get you back to your best in the shortest space of time.
Physiotherapy assists with:
- Decreased pain
- Decreased stiffness
- Increased strength
- Improved dexterity
- Rapid recovery post-op
- Prevention of re-injury
- Maintenance of range of movement
Why choose Farrell Physiotherapy?
We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.