Hand therapists can be either occupational therapists or physiotherapists

What is hand therapy?

Hand therapy treatment may involve: 

  • Splinting of the hand and upper limb
  • Exercise and work specific rehabilitation
  • Activity assessment and joint protection advice
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Swelling management
  • Scar management
  • Desensitisation and sensory re-education programmes
  • Pain management

Conditions we may treat: 

How can I see a hand therapist?

You can self-refer to the Hand Therapy service provided at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals by using this on-line self-referral form 

You can also self-refer to the Hand Therapy service provided by Gloucestershire Care Services at a number of community hospitals in the county by completing this on-line self referral form