Rehabilitation Classes

Wrist Injury Group: Monday & Thursday
Thumb Stability Group: Wednesday & Friday
Self Management Strategies for Arthritis Seminar (monthly)

Additional Services

The Sports Injury Clinic

PHT consult one session a week: Alternating Tuesday morning / Wednesday afternoon at 365-367 Nepean Highway, Frankston.
To book call 9783 9990 and ask for an appointment with our Hand Therapist Sam Jubber 

Specialist Services

   

Waterproof Braces

Waterproof braces for undisplaced wrist and scaphoid fractures

 

Fibreglass Casts

Fibreglass casts are a lightweight splashproof alternative to plaster

 

Custom Braces

Removable, low temperature thermoplastic braces for fractures, arthritis and soft tissue injuries


scar management    

Scar Management

There are many therapy measures for addressing issues relating to the cosmesis and functional restriction of scar from surgery or trauma including, paraffin wax, silicone gel, compression garments and cortisone iontophoresis

 

Cortisone Iontophoresis

Cortisone iontophoresis is a pain free side effect free alternative to cortisone injection
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Hand Injuries in the Musician

PHT can provide specific treatment and rehabilitation programs that include: early return to modified playing, instrument specific exercises, sensory re-education


  complex wrist injuries   compression garments

Handwriting (kids & adults)

Assessment of school readiness for pre-school children, prescription of adapted writing
aids for adults and children and assistance with writing speed & legibility for VCE students

 

Management of Complex Wrist Injuries

Wrist injuries are often complex, involving joint stiffness or ligament injury leading to instability. Successful treatment of these functionally limiting problems requires indepth knowledge of wrist biomechenics and excercise prescription specific to the problem. This is not usually met adequately in a general rehabilitation context. A Hand therapists expertise is often required for successful outcomes.

 

Compression Garments 

Custom and ready made garments can be measured and fitted at PHT for management of swelling following trauma or surgery or for softening and flattening scar
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dynamic thumb stability group   rehabilitation    

Dynamic Thumb stability group

Thumb instabilities (‘wonky’ thumbs) can cause weakness, pain with pinch grip and can lead to arthritis. This group teaches a series of stabilising exercises to strengthen the supporting muscles around the thumb. This can be very helpful for those with arthritis as well as those who are hypermobile.

Wrist rehabilitation group

This is a functionally based gym program for those needing to improve upper limb stability and strength following wrist injury or surgery led by one of our hand therapists.