Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy is a non-surgical treatment approach for individuals with hand disorders and injuries. Our Occupational hand therapists use physical methods such as exercise, splinting and wound care and will also treat other upper limb disorders that affect hand function.

Some of our Occupational hand therapists also undertake diagnosis and treatment of common hand disorders including, including injections and requesting and interpretation of x-rays.

Hand therapy has a crucial role in recovery from injury of the hand and wrist, and in the recovery from hand surgical operations. Hand therapy is integrated into the hand surgery team and often follows a surgical procedure of the hand.

Who can benefit from Hand Therapy?

Hand therapy would be beneficial to those with the following disorders:

  • Tendon disorders - Trigger finger/thumb
  • De Quervain's syndrome - Tendon injuries
  • Flexor tendon injury - Extensor tendon injury
  • Mallet finger injury - Boutonniere injury
  • Thumb extensor tendon rupture - Ganglion cysts
  • Terminal finger joint arthritis - Basal thumb arthritis
  • Hand fractures - Dupuytren's disease
  • Skier's thumb - Finger sprains
  • Finger dislocations - Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome - Nerve injury

Benefits of our Hand Therapy

Every individual values the use of their hands, and any loss of function from injury or disease may have a devastating effect on their lives and activities of daily living. Our hand therapy specialists offer a comprehensive and expert rehabilitation service for patients with various problems in their hands or upper limb. The main aim of occupation-based hand therapy is to ensure that the therapy process encourages healing while also empowering patients to preform meaningful activities both in the clinic and at home. Our approaches adoptsprogressive outcomes for patients, including improving their satisfaction with the therapy involvement and outcomes, continuing the ability to participate in preferred roles within their family and the community, and most importantly, improving their quality of life as they describe it.


Hand therapy typically addresses the biomechanical issues underlying upper-extremity conditions. Our Occupational Therapy practitioners bring an added dimension to this specialty. They use an occupation-based and client-cantered approach that identifies the participation needs of the patient and emphasizes the performance of desired activities as the primary goal of therapy.

Arrange an appointment

If you would like to make an appointment for hand therapy session, or more information, please contact one of our experienced occupational therapists at Office@londonot.co.uk or call us on 02033 937 332



London OT offer and provide a range of Occupational Therapy services for individuals with a variety of conditions.

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