Hand Therapy Treatment Melbourne

The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment, treatment and management of upper limb injuries. Working with sporting organisations like the Melbourne Football Club,  and with nearly two decades helping people regain maximum use and movement through Hand Therapy, Action Rehab is the smart choice for any hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder treatment.

  • No referral needed
  • Nonsurgical treatment prioritised where possible
  • One on one Physiotherapy Pilates retraining and strengthening
  • Conveniently located across Melbourne and Gippsland

Call 1300 762 227  to make an appointment

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Welcome to Melbourne’s Home of Hand Therapy

Action Rehab are focused on treatment and rehabilitiation of Melbourne’s hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.

If you’ve sustained an injury to or are living with an upper limb (arm) condition then we want to help!

With no referral required our therapists are available for appointments across Melbourne and Gippsland.

Action Rehab is a team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who work exclusively on the rehabilitation of upper limb injuries, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.

So, if you are experiencing pain, discomfort or limited movement with your upper limbs, from your fingers to your shoulders, don’t delay in booking an appointment with us. You will receive timely advice and the appropriate treatment for your condition, avoiding complications that patients sometimes experience by not seeking hand therapy; and remember, no referral is needed.

Call us on 1300 762 227 for an appointment, or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button below.

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 Welcome to Action Rehab, Melbourne’s leading hand therapy practice. Our hand therapists have extensive experience in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries, so you know that you are in good hands.

Let’s get out there and enjoy being active again!

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What is hand therapy?

Hand therapy focuses only on the arm, from shoulder to fingertip. Our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists can assess and treat various components of the shoulder, elbow, fingers, thumb, hand and wrist.

Hand Therapy involves strengthening, massage, education pain management and rehabilitation helping patients regain maximum movement of their shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand after injury, surgery or diagnosis of a medical condition.

The terms hand therapy or hand physio or Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist as we can sometimes be called is confusing as our therapists focus on and treat the whole arm including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

You’ll know you’re being well looked after as our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have completed post-graduate courses and on the job practical training in the care of the whole arm, from shoulder to fingertip.

Female being treated by hand physiotherapist for Tennis elbow
Person holding injured elbow
Female receiving hand therapy treatment for arm disorder

Why see a Hand Therapist?

Injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand are really complex and the rehabilitation required is not always easy. Our Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists work closely with you Surgeon, GP or Physiotherapist to provide you with a stabilisation and strengthening program to manage your injury.

If you understand Podiatrists are experienced in treating feet, you’ll soon come to realise hand therapists are experienced in treating upper limb conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Our team of qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are passionate and have undertaken further training in upper limb management and often work with and have patients referred from local Surgeons, General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths, so you get the right diagnosis and treatment in consultation with your local therapist if required.

You can also ask or request your therapist refer you to a Melbourne Action Rehab Hand Therapy clinic.

When it comes to your shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand, our therapists are are highly trained and qualified which means that you are receiving the most appropriate treatment for your condition to ensure that you receive the best recovery outcome.


The hand therapists at Action Rehab treat a wide range of fractures of the arm, wrist and hand. Our Physiotherapists can send you for X-rays and scans to check if you have a new fracture and also to see if your fracture has healed. The most common fractures we treat include:


There are two main types of arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid, and we are able to offer treatment for both kinds. Common treatable arthritic conditions include:


Action Rehab hand therapists can offer treatment for dislocations. Common dislocations include:

Tendon Rupture

When a tendon ruptures, the finger is unable to be fully straightened or fully bent. Our therapists are experienced in diagnosing these injuries and can send you for X-rays and Ultrasounds if you haven’t already had one. Common tendon ruptures include:

Ligament Injury

Our team is experienced in diagnosing common ligament injuries in the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and often the treatment is as simple as exercises or a small functional brace. Common ligament injuries include:

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive sports injuries or work-related injuries are common causes of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain. Common repetitive injuries include:

Meet our Hand Therapy Team

At Action Rehab our hand therapists are dedicated to the care of upper limb injuries of the hand, shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries. It is our focus, and for more than two decades we have used our extensive knowledge to effectively treat people with upper limb injuries across Melbourne and Gippsland.

Our hand therapists are passionate about providing you with the appropriate and correct treatment for your injuries, and undertake regular training and education to ensure that your care is based on effective modern practices.

Our priority is to help you achieve the best outcome for your injury and that means providing you with appropriate treatment, care and education.

Action Rehab Hand Therapist providing hand therapy treatment to female patient for De Quervains Tenosynovitis




Occupational Therapist


Occupational Therapist




Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor


Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor


Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor




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Eliza Lake

Occupational Therapist

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Why Choose Action Rehab

We are one of the few practices in Melbourne who focus on the assessment and rehabilitation of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries and conditions. All our staff are highly qualified in upper limb therapy, hand therapy and rehabilitation. We are located in Altona North, Berwick, Drouin, Epping, Heidelberg, Malvern, Moe, Moorabbin, Richmond, Ringwood, Traralgon, Tullamarine and Williamstown to make us accessible throughout Melbourne and Gippsland. You do not need a referral (except for work injuries) and we offer appointments around your busy lifestyle.

To make an appointment, enquire, or find your closest of our 12 locations call us on 1300 762 227 or schedule an appointment online.

Working with

Ben Cunningham Director at Action Rehab Hand Therapy

Ben Cunningham is currently the Hand Therapist at Melbourne Football Club (AFL) and the director of Action Rehab. Ben has over 20 years’ experience providing hand and upper limb therapy, including working in the United Kingdom at the Queen Victoria Hospital and as the senior clinician at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.


Action Rehab provides assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb. Come and see our friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.