Hand therapy plays an integral role in rehabilitation following hand injury, elective and traumatic hand surgery.
Hand therapy is a sub specialised area of both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, whereby Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists undertake further training in hand therapy. They are regulated by the Australian Hand Therapy Association.
Dr Graham may recommend you visit and Hand Therapist either pre-operatively, post-operatively or alternatively when surgery is not indicated.
Your hand therapist will carefully supervise your progress, give you specific exercises to perform for your condition and also fabricate specific splints/casts which you require. Hand therapists also will attend to your surgical wound, provide dressings and remove sutures. To achieve the best possible outcome it is crucial that you attend your therapy sessions, and undertake the recommended exercises. The hand therapists liase closely and communicate your progress with Dr Graham, to help plan and individualise your treatment, and to ultimately optimise your outcome.
The Palms Hand Therapy works alongside Dr Graham, co-located inside the Gold Coast Centre for Bone and Joint Surgery at 14 Sixth Ave Palm Beach QLD. The Palms Hand therapy was established by Marin Suzuki – Dr Graham’s wife, who works in the practice along with other Hand Therapists. Dr Graham and Marin have formed this co-located practice based on the Sydney Hospital Hand Unit philosophy, where they have both worked. Our goal is to provide streamlined, optimized care of patients with any hand conditions under the one roof.
The Palms Hand Therapy can be contacted directly on (07) 5601-0348 or at www.thepalmshandtherapy.com.au