Physiotherapy for the hand, wrist and elbow

Being based in Queenstown means we see a huge variety of injury mechanisms, everything from gradual process injuries to high-velocity accidents (think: downhill mountain biking) to workplace injuries from the kitchens and construction sites.

A few of the conditions we commonly see:

  • Post-operative – hand, elbow, wrist surgery
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Nerve injuries and compressions – e.g carpal tunnel
  • Connective tissue disorders – e.g. Dupuytrens
  • Tendon injuries – e.g. golfers and tennis elbow
  • Acute hand and upper limb trauma – fractures, dislocations, sprains, crush or laceration injuries
  • Sporting injuries – Mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, netball etc
  • Chronic hand and upper limb problems
  • Pain conditions

Some of the services we provide:

  • Custom-made splinting
  • Fitting of off-the-shelf braces
  • Manual and manipulative therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Wound and scar management
  • Swelling management
  • Desensitisation and sensory education programmes
  • Strengthening and rehabilitation programmes
  • Functional assessment/activities
  • Postural and ergonomic assessment and advice
  • Neurological hand assessment, mobilisation and modulation
  • Muscle re-education and muscle balancing
  • Education and advice

At the Studio we work closely with GPs, plastic and orthopaedic surgeons, accident clinics, ACC, private insurers and other Allied Health professionals to help with delivering any further ongoing hand therapy and treatment.