Common Conditions

What Conditions Do We Treat?

  • Thumb Osteoarthritis occurs in the carpometacarpal (thumb) joint. This condition is very common and can cause significant pain.
  • Finger Fractures or sprained finger occur commonly through trauma. Treatment of your injury will depend on the location and type of fracture or sprain sustained.
  • Mallet Finger is caused by the rupture of the extensor tendon and will prevent the finger tip from straightening.
  • Volar Plate Injury occurs when the joint in the finger is hyperextended (bent backwards) causing the volar plate ligament to tear.
  • Central Slip Injury occurs when there is a rupture of the central slip of the extensor mechanism in the finger.
  • Distal Radial Fractures also known as Colles’ or Smith’s fracture are often associated with shortening of the radius (one of the forearm bones) and result in malalignment, pain and dysfunction in your wrist.
  • Lateral Epicondylitis commonly known as “tennis elbow” is inflammation of the tendon that extends the wrist.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear occurs in the group of four muscles that stabilise the shoulder joint. Tears to the supraspinatus muscle are common and may require surgical repair and subsequent rehabilitation. At Action Rehab, therapy aims to reduce pain and swelling and restore flexibility and strength of the muscles through a series of exercise programs.

Book 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.

Common Conditions

Optimal upper limb function is essential for quality of life. We need our hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders to perform everyday tasks such as personal care, domestic duties and work tasks. Because of this it is essential that you seek professional advice for any injury you sustain to the upper limb so that you receive proper treatment and return of function.


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