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More patients seeing better outcomes

22 August 2019

Hand Therapy occupational therapists at Redland Hospital are helping more patients achieve better movement and strength outcomes following an injury.

Advanced Occupational Therapist Jennifer Bozhoff said injuries often prevented people completing activities that were important to them such as having a shower, cooking meals, paid employment or their hobbies and leisure.

"Some of the key injuries that benefit from hand therapy include fractures of wrists, fingers and hands, tendon and nerve repairs as well as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and arthritis."

Jennifer said various types of splinting wound and scar manatement, exercise and strength regimes, sensation and swelling management took a holistic view of patients' well-being throughout their injury.

"Additional funding acquired recently means we are now seeing close to 120 people per week which is fantastic.

"We can accept referrals from specialist teams and clinics, other Redland Hospital wards, other hospitals and GPs."

You can make your referrals through eBlue slip. Redland-allied health email or the Central Referral Hub.

Last updated 22 August 2019
Last reviewed 22 August 2019

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