Occupational and Physiotherapist 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 in the treatment of the hand and upper limb. This allows them to assess, manage and treat disorders specific to these areas including but not limited to:
fractures, joint injuries and dislocations
tennis elbow/tendinopathy and other soft tissue/overuse injuries
nerve compression such as carpel tunnel syndrome
De Quervains' tenosynovitis
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 has continued with patient treatment. Masks must be worn in the clinic, and physical distancing enforced where possible.
We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment.
We can also offer consultations via telehealth.
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.
Call us to schedule an appointment.
GET TO KNOW US
Meet Our Therapists
Accredited Hand Therapist
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.
Accredited Hand Therapist
Graham qualified in 2004 and has many years of experience as a Physiotherapist, working in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK in both public health and private practice. He has a special interest in tendon injuries of the upper limb.
Graham has specialised in treatment of the upper limb since 2018, and over this time he has completed the Australian hand therapy association accreditation process, to become a fully accredited hand therapist. Graham is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Graham’s therapeutic approach involves helping clients to understand their injury and treatment options. Graham listens to his clients’ concerns, identifies their goals, and help them achieve these goals. This is a philosophy Graham has maintained throughout his physiotherapy career.
Practitioner in Hand Therapy
Yaser graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Monash University in 2015. Having previously worked in aged care and occupational rehabilitation, Yaser's core passion has been in Hand Therapy, with first hand experience as a patient in his teenage years. Since his recovery, Yaser has adopted an empathetic and educational approach to empower his patients to achieve their rehab goals and return to independence with their activities of daily living.
Yaser is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association, and has worked in the public and private sector, treating a range of patients with work, sport and trauma related injuries.
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Practitioner in Hand Therapy
Amy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University in 2017. Since 2018, Amy’s central passion in the field has been the treatment of upper limb injuries, which stems from her own experiences of injury in the past. Amy also has a diverse range of experiences in the allied health space including clinical Pilates and yoga, general musculoskeletal physiotherapy and integrative mental health practice. This translates to holistic care that is tailored towards maximising a client’s function and independence.
Amy is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and has worked predominantly in the private sector, treating a wide variety of work, sport and trauma injuries. Her keen interests are ulnar sided wrist pain and finger injuries.
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, Tuesday, 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.