Who do you see?

Anyone who is requiring rehabilitation to the upper limb; from the shoulder to hand. These injuries and conditions can include; Fractures, Amputations, Arthritis and rheumatic diseases, Congenital conditions, trauma, dislocations and subluxations, Ligament injury and instability, Muscle strains, tears, and avulsions, Tendon injuries, Nerve injuries, Pain conditions, Wounds and scars, and neuromuscular pathologies.

What do you do?

Treat and provide therapy for people with an injury or condition that has affected the upper limb recover and achieve maximum function. Through achieving the maximum function, the person is then able to participate in their meaningful activities. This can include but is not limited to; Therapeutic activities and exercises, splint design, fabrication, fitting, and training, Joint protection and/or energy modification in activities, Sensory re-education, mirror therapy, Scar management, Pain management, Work conditioning, Training adaptive or assistive devices, and Education for post-surgical or post-injury principles.

Where do you do it?

  • specific clinics,
  • acute, sub-acute care and rehabilitation hospital settings
  • privately owned businesses.

Case Example

Karen fell on to her outstretched arm and sustained a

How can I find out more?

WAOTA Hand Interest Group- handinterestgroup@gmail.com
Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA)- www.ahta.com.au