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Having a painful thumb can really interfere with lots of tasks you want to do each day.  Painful thumbs can often be a symptom of osteoarthritis.  Our Member, Nicola Cook tells us more about arthritis at the base of the thumb and how hand therapy can help Do you suffer from pain at the base of your thumb? - 2nd May 2017
Having a painful thumb can really interfere with lots of tasks you want to do each day. Painful thumbs can often be a symptom of osteoarthritis. Our Member, Nicola Cook tells us more about arthritis at the base of the thumb and how hand therapy can help
Pain can be debilitating and as we learnt in our previous blog from Stacey, pain in hand injuries can be quite high due to the nerve fibres in the area.  How can we ensure we are managing our pain well?  Good question! 3 Tips to Manage Your Hand Pain - 6th April 2017
Pain can be debilitating and as we learnt in our previous blog from Stacey, pain in hand injuries can be quite high due to the nerve fibres in the area. How can we ensure we are managing our pain well? Good question!
In hand therapy we see all kinds of hand injuries from major trauma, to finger sprains and everything in between. But a common statement we hear a lot of our patients say is “why does it hurt so much!?” Stacey Jackson tells us why. Why Hand Injuries Can Hurt So Much - 30th March 2017
In hand therapy we see all kinds of hand injuries from major trauma, to finger sprains and everything in between. But a common statement we hear a lot of our patients say is “why does it hurt so much!?” Stacey Jackson tells us why.
Scarring is the normal process in which wounds can heal. Excessive scarring can have significant consequences, such as stiffness, scar contractures, tenderness, itchiness, sensitivity, unpleasant appearances, reduced function and pain. Scar managing helps to decrease these symptoms.  Lin Wegener, one of our AHTA members tells us more. How to Manage a Scar - 23rd March 2017
Scarring is the normal process in which wounds can heal. Excessive scarring can have significant consequences, such as stiffness, scar contractures, tenderness, itchiness, sensitivity, unpleasant appearances, reduced function and pain. Scar managing helps to decrease these symptoms. Lin Wegener, one of our AHTA members tells us more.
Following on from the previous blog on diabetes and the affect on hand therapy, Erika Lassig, one of our members, shares with us the common hand conditions that can exist for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes and Common Hand Conditions - 16th March 2017
Following on from the previous blog on diabetes and the affect on hand therapy, Erika Lassig, one of our members, shares with us the common hand conditions that can exist for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Everyone knows that good foot care is vital to avoid diabetes-related complications, but what about hands? Occupational therapist Erika Lassig explains the types of hand conditions to watch out for when living with diabetes. Diabetes and Hand Therapy - 9th March 2017
Everyone knows that good foot care is vital to avoid diabetes-related complications, but what about hands? Occupational therapist Erika Lassig explains the types of hand conditions to watch out for when living with diabetes.
In hand therapy, we see a lot of people with hands that are sore even though they haven’t had an injury. Louise Brown, AHTA Member explains more about how pain can affect the simple task we love, and how tips for managing pain with these. Preventing Pain When Knitting - 23rd February 2017
In hand therapy, we see a lot of people with hands that are sore even though they haven’t had an injury. Louise Brown, AHTA Member explains more about how pain can affect the simple task we love, and how tips for managing pain with these.
Wrist instability is a common condition seen in hand therapy, and many people can live with a wrist instability and not know.  What is an instability?  Nicola Cook, an AHTA Member explains what this is all about. Understanding Wrist Instability - 12th September 2016
Wrist instability is a common condition seen in hand therapy, and many people can live with a wrist instability and not know. What is an instability? Nicola Cook, an AHTA Member explains what this is all about.
Many therapists in our association travel overseas to assist in other countries with developing hand therapy services, and teaching local staff.  Developing Hand Therapy in Bhutan - 29th August 2016
Many therapists in our association travel overseas to assist in other countries with developing hand therapy services, and teaching local staff.
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Let’s face it, in hand therapy, we see a lot of splints! Everyday, we deal with splints – different shapes, different colours, and different thicknesses. To splint or not to splint? - 15th August 2016
Let’s face it, in hand therapy, we see a lot of splints! Everyday, we deal with splints – different shapes, different colours, and different thicknesses.


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