Hand Therapy is a very specialised branch of Occupational Therapy.
We provide specialist care for adults and children with both non-surgical and surgical conditions of the hand & wrist.
We assess and treat both traumatic and long-term conditions of the hand & wrist.
We also branch into Orthopaedic hand therapy and Rheumatology hand therapy.
Orthopaedic hand therapy works very closely with Orthopaedics consultants and accept referrals from other major trauma units and GPs.
Rheumatology hand therapy works closely with Rheumatology consultants and accepts referrals from GPs as well.
Each treatment programme is tailored for the individual patient, accommodating his or her lifestyle and other commitments.
Monday to Friday: 7am - 4pm.
Soft tissue injuries
Rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain's
Tendon injuries/ repair
Work related upper limb disorders (RSI)
Wrist injuries/wrist instabilities
Post -surgical rehab
Custom-made splint fabrication
Scar management for all problematic scars
Joint protection/energy conservation advice
Assessments carried out will be led by patient’s individual condition.
General hand therapy assessments include:
Range of Motion assessment
Grip strength assessment
Pinch strength assessment
All hand therapy patients require a formal referral in order to be seen by a hand therapist.
All referrals should be directed to our hand therapy team through the details below:
Call or email 01483571122, ext 4766 or RSCH.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or write to:
Royal Surrey Hospital
We are based in Occupational Therapy in the outpatient area. There are dedicated rooms for hand therapy patients.
Due to Covid-19, patients are asked to wait outside the West Wing entrance and contact us to advise of their arrival. Patients will be met at the door and shown straight through to the treatment rooms.
We also see patients in fracture clinics and on the wards as required.