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  • June 6th blows the whistle on the start of Hand Therapy Week, and with sports, back in full swing, it is the right time to familiarise yourself with how a Hand Therapist can help you get back onto the field. HAND THERAPY WEEK 2022 Let the games begin 12th May 2022 June 6th blows the whistle on the start of Hand Therapy Week, and with sports, back in full swing, it is the right time to familiarise yourself with how a Hand Therapist can help you get back onto the field. ... more
  • ‘Tele-health’ is the term used when you can see and speak with your health professional from home, work, day-care or school. Normally you need a smartphone, tablet or computer to do this. Really? How ‘tele-health’ therapy can help you recover after a hand injury. 6th January 2022 ‘Tele-health’ is the term used when you can see and speak with your health professional from home, work, day-care or school. Normally you need a smartphone, tablet or computer to do this. ... more
  • Interesting fact…. those of us who are naturally flexible often gravitate to doing things that require flexibility like gymnastics and yoga. Being flexible isn’t the same thing as being strong. In fact, those of us with ‘hypermobility’ (excessive joint movement or ligament laxi-ty) often have unstab... Preventing Wrist Pain in Yoga, Pilates and Gym 31st May 2021 Interesting fact…. those of us who are naturally flexible often gravitate to doing things that require flexibility like gymnastics and yoga. Being flexible isn’t the same thing as being strong. In fact, those of us with ‘hypermobility’ (excessive joint movement or ligament laxi-ty) often have unstab... ... more
  • As therapists, we love hand therapy and we want others to benefit from all we have to offer. From broken bones to ligament sprains, arthritis, tennis elbow, to good old carpal tunnel syndrome and beyond! We are excited to celebrate Hand Therapy Week with you this 7-13th June 2021. How do you plan on celebrating Hand Therapy Week? 29th April 2021 As therapists, we love hand therapy and we want others to benefit from all we have to offer. From broken bones to ligament sprains, arthritis, tennis elbow, to good old carpal tunnel syndrome and beyond! We are excited to celebrate Hand Therapy Week with you this 7-13th June 2021. ... more
  • Robin Hood introduced to the world men in tights, COVID19 has consolidated for the world men, and woman, in lycra. With people avoiding public transport and trying to be healthier, local councils have recorded a soar in road bike commuters. Peddle power during COVID times... 1st April 2021 Robin Hood introduced to the world men in tights, COVID19 has consolidated for the world men, and woman, in lycra. With people avoiding public transport and trying to be healthier, local councils have recorded a soar in road bike commuters. ... more
  • Proprioception simply put is the fine movement control that occurs when the muscles in your body coordinate themselves in complete symphony. Proprioception is based on the joint(s) and their ligaments telling your brain what they are doing and what position they are in, and the brain responding by t... Have you heard of proprioception? 22nd February 2021 Proprioception simply put is the fine movement control that occurs when the muscles in your body coordinate themselves in complete symphony. Proprioception is based on the joint(s) and their ligaments telling your brain what they are doing and what position they are in, and the brain responding by t... ... more
  • As an island nation with most of its population situated coastally, most Australians are not too far away from a body of water. It’s therefore no surprise that Australia has a large sailing community with the activity being enjoyed by both professionals and novices alike. Events like the Sydney to H... Sailing injuries to the upper limb and how to avoid them 16th January 2021 As an island nation with most of its population situated coastally, most Australians are not too far away from a body of water. It’s therefore no surprise that Australia has a large sailing community with the activity being enjoyed by both professionals and novices alike. Events like the Sydney to H... ... more
  • How are the holidays just around the corner? 2020 has gone very quickly in some ways and slowly in others. As we look forward to what might be a different type of festive season for some, we consider those who may be struggling with an upper limb injury or condition. Alanna O’Brien kindly provides s... Managing hand injuries at Christmas time 2nd December 2020 How are the holidays just around the corner? 2020 has gone very quickly in some ways and slowly in others. As we look forward to what might be a different type of festive season for some, we consider those who may be struggling with an upper limb injury or condition. Alanna O’Brien kindly provides s... ... more
  • Bike riding has soared as an activity during 2020 as options for children’s playtime became limited with the COVID-19 pandemic. Catherine McCutcheon, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, discusses the increased incidence of fractured wrists in children, explains the injury and how it may be managed. Broken wrists during isolation: Bike rides gone bad! 26th October 2020 Bike riding has soared as an activity during 2020 as options for children’s playtime became limited with the COVID-19 pandemic. Catherine McCutcheon, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, discusses the increased incidence of fractured wrists in children, explains the injury and how it may be managed. ... more
  • Pain can change your life. It can limit your ability to work, perform home duties, to exercise and to participate in the activities that you enjoy. It can affect relationships. Bethanie Trevenen, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, discusses pain management and the toolkit a practitioner of hand therapy... Need help with managing your pain? 29th September 2020 Pain can change your life. It can limit your ability to work, perform home duties, to exercise and to participate in the activities that you enjoy. It can affect relationships. Bethanie Trevenen, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, discusses pain management and the toolkit a practitioner of hand therapy... ... more
  • Many more Australians have taken to the roads riding their push bikes over the past few months. Cycling is a popular form of exercise and enjoyment in Australia, and can be performed year round. Kristy Pritchard, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, provides many strategies cyclists can consider to impro... How to reduce load and pain on your wrists when cycling 31st August 2020 Many more Australians have taken to the roads riding their push bikes over the past few months. Cycling is a popular form of exercise and enjoyment in Australia, and can be performed year round. Kristy Pritchard, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, provides many strategies cyclists can consider to impro... ... more
  • Handwriting is still an important part of a students day, especially when it comes to exam time. With many of our secondary students commencing exams in the near future, Jane Aarons, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, provides some excellent tips for improving handwriting performance. Strategies for Improving Speed and Legibility of Handwriting for Secondary Students 27th July 2020 Handwriting is still an important part of a students day, especially when it comes to exam time. With many of our secondary students commencing exams in the near future, Jane Aarons, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist, provides some excellent tips for improving handwriting performance. ... more