Specialising in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions.
What is hand therapy?
It is specialized care by an occupational therapist who has undertaken specific training and practice of the hand and upper limb. This allows them to assess, manage and treat disorders and diseases in these areas of the body like
fractures, joint injuries and dislocations
tennis elbow and other soft tissue injuries
nerve compression disorders such as carpel tunnel syndrome
De Quervain's syndrome
management of wounds, scars, burns and skin grafts/flaps
congenital hand conditions
handwriting difficulties (non-congenital)
How can a hand therapist help?
A hand therapist can provide treatment and management using physical methods such as exercise for strength and movement, splinting and wound care.
fabrication of an orthotic appliance (splint)
prescribe exercises for strength andrehabilitation
post surgical management
Hand therapy is vital in recovering from hand and wrist injuries and rehabilitation from hand surgery.
COVID-19 AND BAY HAND THERAPY
In line with government guidelines, Bay Hand Therapy is back and treating. Masks must be worn in the clinic, and physical distancing enforced where possible.
Get to Know Us
Our Occupational Clinic is made up of highly skilled professionals who passionately value your health and wellbeing.
We take great pride in providing our patients with high quality patient care and education.
Proactive and preventative measures help keep our community healthier and pain free and we work, with determination, towards that.
Bay Hand Therapy can provide the services and support you need when you are in pain or when injury strikes.
GET TO KNOW US
Meet Our Therapists
Beth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire in New Hampshire, USA in 1992. She has been a Hand Therapist since 1987 and a Certified Hand Therapist since 1991.
An active volunteer with Interplast Australia & New Zealand since 2007, Beth has had the opportunity to travel to countries such as Sri Lanka and Vietnam to provide care and treatment to local communities alongside specialist surgeons and doctors.
Beth is a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is a long established clinician in the Bayside area with a strong background in all aspects of Hand Therapy including paediatrics, sports injuries and trauma.
Practitioner in Hand Therapy
Steph completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology in 2010 and continued on to graduate from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2012. Her love for hand therapy began instantly as a student and she has been working exclusively in the area for the last 5 years.
Steph likes to take a personal approach to therapy, ensuring each patient’s treatment is tailored to support their own meaningful goals that may relate to work, activities of daily living or hobbies.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
No, only for consultations and treatment paid by a third party e.g. Work Cover, TAC.
WHAT TYPES OF REBATES DO YOU OFFER?
Patients may receive a rebate from their health fund if covered by extras covering Occupational Therapy.
Treatment may also be eligible under Medicare, Work Cover or TAC but this must be approved by your doctor or specialist.
I JUST NEED A SPLINT, DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. Bay Hand Therapy stock many types of splints as well as custom made moulded plastic splints. It is important that you are assessed correctly to ensure you receive the best care and education about your condition. Splints are an additional cost to your consultation and vary in costs depending on size and type.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Xrays, scans and reports relevant to your appointment.
Work Cover/TAC approval letter and claim number information.
Please telephone us directly to schedule all appointments.
3A Keys Street
YES! We are open.
We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
By appointment only.
We ask that you give us 24 hours notice of cancellation for any appointments to avoid a late cancellation fee.