Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapists are specialists with knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of the upper limb. The goal of therapy is to prevent deterioration and restore maximum function to the hand. Therapists work in close coordination with the Orthopaedic surgeons and helps the patient to achieve optimal function after injury or surgery.

Physiotherapists work with people to help with a range of problems that affect the musculoskeletal system using exercise, massage and other techniques. The Physiotherapist’s identify structure that has been damaged, focus on treating it and advise people on how to avoid injury from recurring.

Based on the information from the Orthopaedic surgeon and their assessment, the therapists work with the patient to formulate the treatment plan. This could include:

Manual therapy (such as massage)
Therapeutic exercise
Electrotherapy (such as ultrasound, heat or cold)
Hydrotherapy
Acupuncture and dry needling

The principal focus of treatment is to restore normal, symmetrical, pain-free movement. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.

 

For further information:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Physiotherapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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