Information For Patients
Struggling with hand pain, reduced function or lack of grip strength?
Your hands are a priority …
it’s never too early to attend hand therapy
As a private patient you do not require a referral, but if your GP has supplied one please bring it with you, along with any XRays or scans you may have.
If you have private health insurance covering Physiotherapy we can process your consultation claim for you. We can assist with your claim for splints/orthoses.
Workers compensation, Third Party, DVA and Chronic Disease Management (formerly EPC – Medicare) patients require a referral from their nominated treating Doctor, their certificate and their claim details.
Let’s work as a team to enable
the most comprehensive management…
If you have had recent surgery, your surgeon will write you a referral which enables a smooth transition from your surgeon to your hand therapist. We will work as a team.
If your concern is relating to your sport, music or hobbies, please bring your equipment/instrument or a video of you performing the task.
If your problem is urgent or you have concerns with your dressings or an uncomfortable cast, please call us without delay for advice and an earlier appointment.
You need to keep functioning…
A splint will support you
Belinda is highly proficient in fabrication and design of custom made splints as well as providing you with the upmost of style choices. You choose the colour of the thermoplastic and the velcro. Functional, yet fun and fashionable!
You are going on holidays or frequently swim…
A waterproof cast will help
Belinda is very experienced and confident in applying waterproof casts to enable you to swim and shower, provided you don’t have a wound or external surgical hardware.
If you already have a plaster cast on, your Doctor or surgeon can provide you with a referral requesting a waterproof cast if they feel it is appropriate.