What We do

At MEND Hand Therapy we can assist with a range of services

What we do at hand therapy

Hands are intricate and perfectly balanced. What might appear to be a small injury can have huge impacts on hand synergy and can lead to more complex problems if not addressed.

MEND Hand Therapists provide accurate assessment and diagnosis through a variety of specialised assessment techniques. Your assessment may include hands on assessment, joint measurements, strength assessments, sensory assessments and neural assessments all specific to the hand and upper limb. We will also review all relevant imaging and correlate this with our assessment.

Custom splinting is an important part of Hand Therapy management. Certain conditions will require a period of immobilisation or relative rest. Custom splinting is individually designed with a very specific purpose. There is no limit to the designs that can be achieved through custom splinting.

MEND Hand Therapists love splinting and will ensure that you are provided with the right splint for the job - every time!

What we do at hand therapy in wollongong
We use a variety of tools and techniques to enable full recovery following injury. From sensory retraining, to motor control exercises, graded strengthening and functional task practice.

As well as management of your hand injury, we also value our role in facilitating your return to work and navigating your way within the workers compensation/CTP system.

As part of your treatment, we will also:

Waterproof casting of wrist and arm fractures allows you to get on with daily life with less inconvenience.

We can fit you with a waterproof cast which will allow you to shower and swim while your injury is safely immobilised.

We can attend to your wound care needs following surgery as part of our comprehensive post operative care. We use dressings which optimise healing, reduce swelling and allow early movement. We can also remove sutures following surgery.

Following wound healing we will use techniques to treat scar tissue to:

Conditions We Treat

At MEND Hand Therapy we treat a range of conditions

Acute sporting and workplace injuries
  • Wrist, finger, hand and elbow fractures,
  • Ligament strains
  • Crush injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Acute wrist pain
  • TFCC injuries
  • Mallet Fingers
  • Boutonierre deformity – Central slip injuries
Chronic and overuse injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Tennis elbow
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Chronic wrist pain and instability
  • Arthritis
  • Delayed presentation acute injuries – joint stiffness, fixed flexion deformities
  • Hypermobility – ( eg Erlos Danlos syndrome)
  • Ergonomic overuse syndromes
Post elective surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger release
  • Dupytrens release
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Dequervains release
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Fusions
  • Joint replacements
Post Operative complex trauma
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Tendon and nerve repairs
  • Burns
  • Elbow fractures and surgical fixations
  • Humeral shaft fractures
  • Nail bed injuries
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Nerve and tendon grafting
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Radial Nerve Palsy
Complex pain presentations
  • Dystonia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic pain
Scar sensitivity
  • Scar sensitivity
Splinting for Hand Contractures
Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, stroke.