Hand Therapy Treatment Melbourne

The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment, treatment and management of upper limb injuries. With a reputation endorsed by 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 Hand Therapy Experts

Action Rehab are Melbourne’s hand therapy experts, in wrist, elbow, shoulder and hand therapy rehabilitation.

If you’ve sustained an injury to or are living with an upper limb (arm) condition then Action Hand therapy can get you on the road to recovery!

With no referral required our hand physio and upper limb physiotherapy experts are available for appointments across Melbourne and Gippsland.

Action Rehab is a team of Hand Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Hand 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. As your hand therapy expert, you will receive timely advice and the appropriate treatment for your condition, avoiding complications that patients sometimes experience by not seeking a hand therapy expert; 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.

Do you need a hand therapy second opinion?

Has your hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder injury not turned out the way you had expected? Are you frustrated that your treatment is not improving your condition? Would you like another expert opinion that might help you to recover?

At Action Rehab our Hand Therapists and Hand Physiotherapists are experts in assessment and treatment of your condition.

Our Director, Ben Cunningham is the Hand Therapist for the Melbourne Football Club and is also consultant Hand Therapist to the Collingwood, North Melbourne and Essendon Football clubs. Ben has over 20 years experience in treating conditions of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand. Ben is a Hand Therapy educator, a lecturer at Monash University, a member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and the Hand Therapy Certification Board.

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This is a free service where you will have a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

What is hand therapy?

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

Hand Therapy is a specific field that delivers, 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 name hand therapy or hand physio or Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist as we can sometimes be called is deceiving as our profession specialise and treat the whole arm including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

You’ll know you’re receiving specialised care as our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have completed post-graduate courses and on the job practical training that makes us experts in the care of the whole arm, from shoulder to fingertip.

In Melbourne hand therapy is practised by few experts with the qualification to diagnose and solely treat upper limb conditions meaning at Action Rehab you only receive expert care.

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Female receiving hand therapy treatment for arm disorder
If you understand Podiatrists are experts for your feet, you’ll soon come to realise hand therapists are experts when it comes to treating upper limb conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Why see a Hand Therapist and not a General Physiotherapist?

A common misconception, injury to the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand can be treated by a general physiotherapist of even your GP, but upper limbs are really complex and the rehabilitation required is not always understood by those professions. As a Hand Therapist we work closely with your GP or Physiotherapist to provide you with the most appropriate stabilisation and strengthening program to manage your injury.

In lay terms, it’s like asking a plumber to do the work of a carpenter.

If you understand Podiatrists are experts for your feet, you’ll soon come to realise hand therapists are experts when it comes to treating upper limb conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Our team of qualified Hand Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are passionate and have undertaken further specialist training in upper limb management and often work with and have patients referred from local 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 hand therapy experts which means that you are receiving the most appropriate treatment for your condition to ensure that you receive the best recovery outcome.

What conditions do hand therapists treat?

Hand therapy, hand physio, and hand physiotherapy all poorly describe our profession, and if you’ve been reading from above, you now know we’re not solely focussed on the hand and that we treat the whole arm, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

You’ll also know we’re fully qualified, and that our hand therapy experts have completed post-graduate degrees, on the job training, and taken further education to make us the first choice and experts in the care of the whole arm, from shoulder to fingertip.

As a hand expert we want you to regain maximum movement and use of your shoulder, your elbow, wrist and hand whether it’s from injury, surgery, or the diagnosis of a medical condition.

If you’re in Melbourne or Gippsland, you have access to expert care from the many Action Rehab Hand Therapy clinics.

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Hand Therapy

Fractures

The hand therapists at Action Rehab Hand Therapy 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:

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Arthritis

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:

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Dislocations

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

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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:

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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:

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Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive sports injuries or work-related injuries are common causes of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain. These are often chronic and can be poorly treated by many inexperienced health professionals. If you suffer from one of these conditions then the sooner you seek expert hand therapy care then the sooner you improve. We see a lot of people who have been seeking alternative treatment, not improving, and then they see our team. Common repetitive injuries include:

Meet our Hand Therapy Experts

At Action Rehab our hand therapists are the experts in the care of upper limb injuries of the hand, shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries. It is our specialist focus, and for nearly two decades we have used our extensive knowledge to effectively treat people with upper limb injuries across Melbourne and wider Victoria.

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 you get the best care based on effective modern practices. All of our hand therapists are highly skilled and are Members and Associates of the Hand Therapy Certification Board and or the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

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

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

Ben
Cunningham

Director

Kara
Pocervina

Hand Therapist

Nick
Críticos

Hand Therapist

Amanda
Robertson

Physiotherapist

William
Eagle

Physiotherapist

Amy
Lind

Physiotherapist

Tamika
Fasoli

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Dylan
Rosenzweig

Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Casey
Blay

Physiotherapist

Darko
Stojic

Physiotherapist

Nandi
Reynders

Hand Therapist

Sam
Speer

Physiotherapist

Anouska
Hall

Physiotherapist

Alex
Findlay

Physiotherapist

Jordan
Long

Physiotherapist

Lisa
Michieletto

Physiotherapist

Eliza Lake

Occupational Therapist

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Why Choose Action Rehab

We are one of the few practices in Melbourne who work exclusively 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, Drouin, Richmond, Moorabbin, Malvern, Berwick, Wantirna, Moe, Heidelberg, Traralgon and Tullamarine 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. So don’t wait, make an appointment with our hand therapist today!

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

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This is a free service where you will have a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

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Ben Cunningham Director at Action Rehab Hand Therapy

This information has been verified by Action Rehab director Ben Cunningham.

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.

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