Hand Therapy in Cornwall

Novel coronavirus (Covid-19)

All non-essential ‘face to face’ health and social care delivery must now stop in keeping with government advice. It is with this in mind that many of the services provided at Cornwall Hand Therapy must temporarily stop. Support with rehabilitation following hand trauma may still be considered urgent or essential depending on circumstance so please feel free to contact us to discuss. We are proud to continue in our delivery of NHS care at this difficult and challenging time.

At Cornwall Hand Therapy, we understand the significant role our hands play in daily life. We also understand the impact a hand injury may have on your ability to perform essential tasks when at work, home, playing sport or engaging in leisure time. Likewise, we know that the progression of conditions such as osteoarthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome can have an equally profound effect on the function of your hands.

With this in mind, Cornwall Hand Therapy aims to provide expert assessment and personal treatment programmes for people with hand and wrist conditions. The treatment is tailored to suit your individual needs, aiming to help you return to the activities you previously enjoyed.

Matt Allen, Specialist Occupational Therapist at Cornwall Hand Therapy, continues to work in the NHS alongside independent practice and strives to ensure the treatment he provides is current, effective and evidence-based. He will happily discuss the issues you are having prior to the initial appointment and will only take on your care if he feels he can make a difference.

Due to the nature of this work, the assessment of your hand function and/or the completion of therapy programmes may be provided in your home, workplace or in-practice. We are privileged to work alongside colleagues at Clarence House, Penzance and Scorrier House, Scorrier and can offer appointments to fit in around your lifestyle. This includes the possibility of evening and weekend appointments.

What is Hand Therapy?

‘Hand therapy is the non-surgical management of hand disorders using physical methods such as exercise, splinting and wound care. Hand therapy has a crucial role in the recovery from injury of the hand or wrist, and in the recovery from hand surgical operations.’

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

‘A hand therapist is a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist who specialises in the rehabilitation of patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper limb. A hand therapist’s high level of specialisation requires advanced post-graduate eduction and clinical experience, enabling them to help patients return to a productive lifestyle following injury, disease or deformity affecting the hand…’

British Association of Hand Therapists