Occupational Therapy

Some aspects of hand function require specific support before they can be regained after injury or surgery. Occupational Therapists are specially trained in restoring functional use, both for independent living at home, and for work or hobbies. Occupational Therapists also work closely with patients who suffer from arthritis, enabling them to maximise their available hand function.

Occupational Therapists are experienced in assessing individual patients to identify specific areas of functional deficit, and guide surgeons into making decisions with the patient about the best course of treatment.

Occupational Therapists are also experts in making custom splints, braces and supports to help in rehabilitation and function. They use a variety of materials, including thermoplastic, to produce bespoke solutions for particular problems, and supplement the range of products available 'off the shelf'.