Arthritis Treatment

What types of arthritis treatment do we offer?

Action Rehab specialises in the treatment of hand-related disorders. Our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have expert training and skill to assist with the treatment of deformity, pain and stiffness that can be caused by inflammatory disorders.

  • DIP and PIP Joint Arthritis characterised by painful, stiff and achy fingers caused by degeneration of the joint. Action Rehab can help ease the pain and help you manage your symptoms through a variety of techniques including splinting, education and heat treatments.
  • Ulnar Drift may be due to the presence of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA can cause the erosion of tendon and joint cartilage and results in your fingers being pulled towards your little finger (ulna side) of your hand. An MCP ulnar drift splint may help you to reduce your pain, increase your function and help make a fist. A resting night splint can help to prevent further ulnar drift. At Action Rehab we specialise in both of these splints and are here to help you.
  • Swan Neck Deformity Rheumatoid Arthritis and Mallet Finger injuries are the most common cause of a Swan Neck deformity as the hyperextended PIP becomes degenerate and needs support and time to rest. Treatment with a splint from Action Rehab may help to realign your finger and fix the deformity.
  • Thumb Osteoarthritis A common condition involving the degeneration of the thumb CMC joint, which can cause significant pain. At Action Rehab we can provide a small splint and strengthening exercises to reduce pain and swelling, prevent further degeneration of the joint and restore function of the hand.
arthritis pain in hands


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.

Arthritis in the hand

Rheumatological Conditions & Arthritis Treatment

Rheumatological conditions such as arthritis are common and a major cause of pain and disability in the Australian community. We are highly qualified in hand therapy and are able to provide arthritis treatments, educate and rehabilitate using heat, strengthening and range of motion exercises to improve function.

Our therapists can splint, educate and rehabilitate using heat, strengthening and range of motion exercises for many of the conditions.


Action Rehab provide assessment and arthritis 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.