At SportsCare and Physiotherapy, we are passionate about effective health care and injury management for many different conditions and injuries. Our Hand Clinic service is available at the Barton, Bruce, and Mawson clinics, with our clinicians having a wealth of experience in treating and managing hand injuries.

Hand Therapy is an advanced area of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy that requires a level of specialty and additional training.

People use their hands for work and play every single day, relying on them for activities involving fine motor skills, communicating in sign language, and gesturing while we speak. In fact, many of our clients rely on their hands for their source of income, whether they be public servants, tradespeople, athletes, or musicians.

An injury or hand condition can significantly affect your quality of life and our working life. But also, for many of our clients, a hand injury prevents or inhibits their participation in sport or physical activity.

Our team brings over 100 years’ experience in Hand Therapy. With availability 5 days a week and locations in Barton, Bruce, and Mawson, they form the largest and most accessible Hand Therapy Team across Canberra.

Expert Hand Injury Management

Meet our Hand Therapy Team

Meet the Hand Therapy Team working in our specialised SportsCare Hand Clinic across our locations:

Louise Roantree – Accredited Hand Therapist, CHT, Physiotherapist, SportsCare Partner

Sally Faulder – Accredited Hand Therapist, Physiotherapist

Charmaine Pollard – Accredited Hand Therapist, Occupational Therapist

Cath Riddel – Hand Therapist, Physiotherapist

Elissa Moss –Hand Therapist, Occupational Therapist

Kim Pollard – Accredited Hand Therapist, Physiotherapist

Our team of therapists specialise in upper limbs, including the fingers, wrist, and elbow. With comprehensive assessment of your arm, our team will be able to recommend the best course of action for your unique circumstances.

Our team can help if you need your hands for work, sport, or quality of life.

Our hand services include:

  • Splints and braces
  • Waterproof casting
  • Post-operative management
  • Arthritis management
  • Sport injury management
  • Musician injury management
  • Manual therapy
  • Scar management
  • Swelling management
  • Exercise prescription
  • InterX
  • Education

What the SportsCare Hand Clinic can do for you

Hand Therapy conditions we treat

  • Wrist pain
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendinopathy
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Finger dislocations
  • Mallet finger
  • Hand and wrist osteoarthritis

Our specialised Hand Clinic team can make custom-made splints to suit our patients or we can help you choose from a variety of prefabricated splints.

Custom splints help position your hands and wrists in a proper joint alignment, which can support weak muscles, rest inflamed or sore tendons, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and joints to reduce pain.

Custom and prefabricated splints

InterX for Pain Relief

When pain is present the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which can go into overdrive as a result of pain (fight or flight response). Find out about InterX, a non-invasive medical device that uses electrical stimulation for relief of acute, chronic and neuropathic pain.

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Life with a hand injury can be problematic. Common conditions that are treated by our qualified Hand Therapy team include:

Fractures, joint dislocations, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, overuse injuries, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, OA/RA, Post – Operative, multi-trauma, sports injuries, work place injuries, nerve injuries.

For a tailored treatment plan and at home excercises, book an appointment with one of our Hand Therapists.

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