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Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy

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Contact details 

Telephone: 01604 544511 We have an answer machine which is checked regularly

Hand Therapy Department
Northampton General Hospital
Cliftonville
Northampton
NN1 5BD 

Currently patients are referred to the service by their consultant

The service runs from Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday 08.00 - 16.00  Wednesday 8.00 - 18.00 by appointment only.

How to find us

We are on the ground floor of the hospital in area A. Next to Collingtree ward.

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About us

  • We are a team of hand therapists with a background of Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. 
  • Two of the team are clinical specialists.
  • We are supported by a Technical Instructor and Administration staff.  


Treatments we offer

Assessments and treatment plans are tailored to each person according to their needs and conditions.

Your therapist may choose one, or a few, of the following treatment techniques:-

  • Exercises
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Wax treatment
  • Scar management
  • Splinting
  • Functional exercises
  • Swelling management
  • Pressure garments
  • Ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Pain management techniques 
  • Desensitisation

Your therapist will also provide appropriate education booklets and/ or exercise sheets tailored to your needs. 

Conditions we treat 

We treat a wide range of hand and wrist Injuries.  

Below is a list of some of the conditions we see: - 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • < Other arthropathy (Juvenille idiopathic arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis etc.)
  • Non-specific wrist pain
  • Joint instability
  • Hypermobility
  • Fractures
  • Tendon repairs
  • Dislocations
  • Soft tissue injuries (lacerations, infections, sprains)
  • Dupuytrens post-surgical release
  • Nerve Injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (pre and post surgery)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (pre and post surgery)
  • DeQuervains
  • Tendonopathy
  • Overuse injuries
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)
  • Burns
  • Excessive scarring (keloid, hypertrophic, includes scars anywhere on the body)  

 

Patient Satisfaction

Every three months we conduct patient satisfaction surveys to find out what we are doing well and what we can improve on.

 

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