Hand Therapy & Wrist

Hand therapy – Hand and Wrist Physiotherapy Treatment London at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1, Moorgate Monument EC3 or Clapham SW4 with our physiotherapist hand specialist

Hand therapy and wrist physiotherapy rehabilitation and treatment in London

There are different causes for hand or wrist pain and many people find that this kind of pain can affect their life dramatically. It can make it a lot more difficult, for someone who is affected, to work (especially typing, writing or using tools) or to even perform simple every day tasks, such as lifting a bag of food shopping, or even holding a cup of tea or coffee.

If you’re experiencing chronic hand pain, or reduced mobility and strength in your hand or wrist, physiotherapy can help. Our physiotherapist has years of experience in the field and have treated several patients with similar hand issues in the past. He will be able to reduce your pain and help you regain mobility.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Hand therapy and Wrist Rehabilitation at Home, Home Visit Hand Physiotherapy

We offer home visit hand physiotherapy rehabilitation in London for patients who do not wish or cannot come to the practice. Our hand therapist can visit you at home in West, South, North and East London from Central London to Zone 3

Hand therapy and Wrist Rehabilitation at our Physiotherapy Practice in London, Belgravia SW1, Moorgate Monument EC3 or Clapham SW4

If you prefer to come to the practice, our hand therapist can treat you at one of our centres:

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Monument near London Bridge & Bank: 36 St Mary at Hill, EC3R 8DU
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA
  • Light Centre Clapham near Clapham Common: 151-153 Clapham High Street, SW4 7SS

London Home Visit Physiotherapy’s Hand and Wrist treatment and rehabilitation

The physiotherapist will work with you to assess your hand injusry and identify the cause. Our hand therapist will then create a treatment programme that will initially help reduce pain and will then work to increase mobility, flexibility and stability in your hand and wrist. We can provide taping and bracing to support your injury as required, or muscle relaxation through massage. If you recently had surgery to fix a tendon issue or due to an accident, gentle massage can also reduce the appearance of scar tissue. Our aim is to get you back to being pain and injury free in the shortest time possible.

Hand Therapy and Wrist Rehabilitation after surgery in London

If you recently had an operation on you hand or wrist, our physiotherapist will help you recover in a fast and efficient way so you don’t relapse in the future. By following the post hand-surgery protocol you will give your hand the appropriate care and allow the time needed to recover properly.

What Can Hand and Wrist Physiotherapy Treat?

Hand and wrist therapy can treat a variety of upper extremity conditions that are caused by trauma, repetitive strain injuries (also called overuse injuries), work injuries or acquired conditions.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointment with our physiotherapist at home or in our practices in Moorgate Monument EC3, Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 :
0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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All you need to know about hand therapy and physiotherapy

Hand therapy: what is it?

Hand therapy involves various techniques of physiotherapy, and aims to restore the hand and upper limb area’s (arm, wrist, hand or fingers) function after an injury or a trauma. Hand therapy can help with many issues, whether they are chronic or acute, need surgical correction or not.

Hand therapy can act as follows:

  • Preventive hand therapy: to push back surgery as much as possible, or make it not happen at all
  • Non-operative hand therapy: manual hand therapy when surgery isn’t needed
  • Post-surgery: hand rehabilitation after operation to regain strength and range of movement

Our physiotherapist specialised in hand therapy is here to help patients get back into their daily life free of pain, and with strength and range of movement in full capacity (or at much as possible in more complex cases).

How can a physiotherapist hand therapist help me?

A hand physiotherapist can help you in different ways and depending on what sort of hand treatment you may need. Hand therapy will involve the combination of different physiotherapy exercises to help with all aspects of your hand condition:

  • Hand scar management
  • Hand splinting
  • Hand soft tissue manipulation
  • Hand pain release
  • Hand exercises
  • Hand stretching
  • Hand strengthening
  • Hand pain management
  • Hand joint mobilisation
  • Motion exercises of the hand
  • Hand taping
  • Dexterity exercises

Your physiotherapist will create a hand therapy program that will be personalised to your condition using the latest and most accurate physiotherapy techniques.

Who can provide hand therapy?

At London Home Visit Physiotherapy, we do have physiotherapists specialised in every aspect of hand therapy who can provide personalised hand therapy treatments for acute to chronic hand and upper limb injury, pain and disorder.

Why see a hand physiotherapist?

If you’re not sure about what is happening to you and are suffering from the following symptoms, contact our physiotherapist hand therapist who will be able to help you with the diagnosis of your condition:

  • difficulty gripping
  • difficulty grasping
  • difficulty pinching
  • pain in or around the arm, hand, wrist, fingers
  • change in your condition
  • change in the sensation in your hand, arm, fingers

What will happen during my hand therapy sessions with the physiotherapist?

During your initial hand therapy physiotherapy appointment and for every follow-up, your hand therapist will assess and monitor the range of movement, strength, posture and sensation in the concerned hand area. This will help in the first place understand your hand condition and what is going on, and check its evolution throughout each hand therapy appointment in order to adapt your hand treatment and keep it personalised to your needs.

Your physiotherapist specialised in hand therapy will provide hand manipulation (hand mobilisation, hand stretching, scar management…) as well as teaching various safe exercises for you to carry on your hand rehabilitation at home, in-between every appointment. Doing you hand exercises and stretching every day or as regularly as your hand therapist suggests, will help you recover quicker and maximise your chance of getting your hand or upper limb back in full function.

During every hand therapy appointment, your hand physio will be there to answer all your questions and help you understand every step of your hand injury rehabilitation.

Does hand therapy hurt?

With hand therapy physiotherapy treatment, you might experience a slight increase of pain and discomfort in your hand muscles at first. Indeed, your hand therapy will aim to make your weakened muscles work via exercises and manipulation, which can make them a bit sore for a couple days before disappearing.

All along your hand therapy recovery journey, as they strengthen your hand muscles will feel less and less sore after your hand therapy sessions. If you experience a constant increase of discomfort or pain in your hand or upper limb that doesn’t go away, please seek advice from your hand therapist.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.