Our therapists work closely with Melbourne’s leading hand and upper limb surgeons and, if required, can arrange an urgent surgical consult. Our team is dedicated to managing, guiding and providing treatment and will work in partnership with other medical professionals to achieve the best care for patients.
At Melbourne Hand Therapy, our expert care includes all aspects of paediatric and upper limb fracture management. We work closely with leading orthopaedic and plastic surgeons to ensure the best outcomes pre and post-surgery.
Our therapists understand how important fitness, sport and training is to many of our patients and are committed to achieving the right balance between maximising healing and minimising time patients have to spend away from their sport.
Painful conditions such as carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome are managed by our specialist team with the use of splints, exercise and targeted and practical advice. Our therapists work in conjunction with leading surgeons to manage post-surgical decompression and nerve repair.
At MHT we rely on evidence from the latest medical and scientific research to treat tendon pathology. This ensures that targeted exercise and treatment for tendinopathies and post-surgical tendon repair result in the best possible outcome.
Our therapists are trained in assessing, diagnosing and treating all wrist conditions with specialised knowledge in the complex integration between ligaments and bones and how they interact to produce wrist stability and mobility.
We Have Over 20 Years of Experience
About Melbourne Hand Therapy
At Melbourne Hand Therapy, our team of highly specialised physiotherapists and occupational therapists work closely with leading hand and upper limb plastic and orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, neurosurgeons, sports physicians and GPs.
All our therapist have undergone extensive post graduate study in hand therapy and upper limb rehabilitation as well having gained crucial clinical experience through years of practice in the field.
Here at Melbourne Hand Therapy, collaboration is key. We firmly believe in combining our advanced therapeutic practices with patient education and support and with working closely with surgeons, GPs and relevant specialists to achieve the best for those in our care.
We genuinely care and this involves us being generous with our time, and being fully committed to you.
Commitment to Excell
All our therapists have advanced training in the specialised treatment of hand and upper limb rehabilitation. Our treatment and care is guided by the most advanced research, practical and clinical expertise and a passion to achieve the best outcome for our patients.
We have therapists with expertise in specific areas shoulders | wounds (additional nursing degree) | therapists with sporting backgrounds (ex Olympian, Sports degree) | wrist rehabilitation (Speaker at International Surgeon's conference) | tendon rehabilitation and fracture management.
What Our Clients Say
My overall experience of the Melbourne Hand Therapy Practice has been extremely positive. From day one I have been treated with the utmost care and professionalism by the entire team. Not only have I received first rate treatment and medical assessment, but the therapist has educated me on the nature of my injury, designed a comprehensive exercise and treatment plan and maintained excellent follow up despite the challenges that Covid has imposed. I have also been aided with practical advice and support in managing my day to day life both and work and at home, with my injury. They truly have improved my quality of life and I highly recommend their expertise!
Melbourne Hand Therapy came to our rescue when our 15 year old son broke his finger and needed surgery requiring K wires. The quality of their service was exceptional and in every way we felt cared for and well informed at every stage of our journey. We were able to access care in different locations which made it easy to fit them within our busy lifestyles.
Elaine and all the other staff at Melbourne Hand Therapy have been an amazing help in my recovery process. Elaine is lovely and has great knowledge that has helped me return to my normal life prior to the injury. Not only does everyone have amazing knowledge they have also been welcoming and supportive throughout the whole process, with frequent check-ins to make sure I am travelling well. Thank you once again for your great support and helping me get back to work.
I would like to thank the dedicated and experienced staff at Melbourne Hand Therapy who have helped me in my recovery after a wrist fracture. My fracture required surgery, and the staff kept me focused on the management plan and were always encouraging and positive. I have now been able to return to work as a nurse in a critical care area.
I injured my hand at work. While beginning my recovery I was very worried that I would barely be able to use my hand. Melbourne Hand Therapy have gone above and beyond and my hand is almost back to its pre injury mobility.
I recently suffered a sporting injury which required major surgery. As an active person I was concerned about the long-term impact and whether I was able to continue my sporting passion. Cherie not only provided me with expert treatment and care, her enthusiasm and commitment to my rehabilitation has enabled me to return to work with 100% confidence. My heartfelt thanks to Cherie and the Melbourne Hand Therapy team!
I have now had 2 different surgeries to my hands over the course of the past year and have done the rehabilitation both times with a wonderful therapist from Melbourne Hand Therapy. I felt comfortable and informed throughout all my consultations and had a very positive experience overall. I am now using my hands for everything I need to do with full movement and strength. Thank you to the amazing team at Melbourne Hand Therapy.
I attended Melbourne Hand Therapy earlier this year for assistance with a chronic wrist injury that was preventing me playing golf. The advice I received was clear and concise and explained using language I could understand. The therapist was caring and understanding of my desire to get back to golf as quickly as possible. Overall I had a great experience with Melbourne Hand Therapy and am gratefully now playing golf pain free.
Great Treatment, Care and Professionalism! My hand therapy sessions were well planned and never rushed. Elaine listens to questions and responds in great detail, providing good feedback. If presented with any concerns or enquiry she offers suggestions and advice to the best of her ability. She provides information and instructions clearly and thoroughly, always ensuring that it is well understood. Furthermore, Elaine not only focuses on recovery but also on long-term management and prevention of recurrence.
My personal experience with Kate Rayner at Melbourne Hand Therapy has been extremely positive and encouraging for my recovery. Kate has been working with me on my severe injury for over 4 months. Considering how little movement, strength and function I had in the beginning, it is unbelievable how far my injury has come with Kate’s assistance, care and therapy. I can now complete most of the simple everyday actions and tasks with a noticeable increase in flexibility and less fatigue. The things that I loved doing including exercise, cooking and teaching are achievable once more.