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Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy

Contact details 

Telephone: 01604 544511

We have an answer machine which is checked regularly

Hand Therapy Department
Northampton General Hospital
Cliftonville
Northampton
NN1 5BD 

Email: hand.therapies@ngh.nhs.uk


Patients are referred to the hand therapy service by their plastic surgery/ trauma and orthopaedic consultant.

The hand therapy service clinics are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 08:00 - 16:00 and Wednesdays 08:00 - 18:00 by appointment only.

 

How to find us

We are on the ground floor of the hospital in area A next to Collingtree ward.

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About Us

  • We are a team of hand therapists with a background of occupational therapy or physiotherapy. 
  • One of the team is a clinical specialist
  • We are supported by a team of administration staff.

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Treatments we offer

  • Assessments and treatment plans are tailored to each person according to their needs and conditions.

Your therapist may choose one, or a few, of the following treatment techniques:-

Exercises

 

  • Joint mobilisations

  • Wax treatment

  • Scar management

  • Splinting

  • Functional exercises

  • Swelling management

  • Pressure garments

  • Ultrasound

  • Taping

  • Pain management techniques 

  • Desensitisation

Your therapist will also provide appropriate education booklets and/ or exercise sheets tailored to your needs. 

 

Conditions we treat 

We treat a wide range of hand and wrist Injuries.  

Below is a list of some of the conditions we see: - 

  • Tendon repairs

  • Tendon transfers

  • Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Soft tissue injuries (lacerations, infections, sprains)

  • Dupuytrens post-surgical release

  • Trigger release post surgery

  • Non-specific wrist pain

  • Joint instability

  • Nerve Injury

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (pre and post surgery)

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (pre and post surgery)

  • DeQuervains

  • Tendonopathy

  • Overuse injuries

  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)

  • Burns

  • Excessive scarring (keloid, hypertrophic, includes scars anywhere on the body)  

 

Patient satisfaction

Every three months we conduct patient satisfaction surveys to find out what we are doing well and what we can improve on.

 

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