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The Hand Therapy team is part of the Regional Hand Unit at St Georges Hospital and consists of specialist Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. Team members work generically to manage patients with a variety of hand injuries and acquired conditions. The team works within the therapies department in St James’ wing, but are also involved in clinics based in the Hand Unit & the Dragon Children’s Centre.
New Patient Appointments: 0208 725 0007
Follow up Appointments: 0208 725 3000
Treatment Enquiries (answer phone only): 0208 725 1038
Monday – 08:00 – 18:30
Tuesday – Thursday – 08:00 – 17:00
Friday – 08:00 – 16:30
Saturday – Fortnightly new patient clinic from 08:30-12:30
The team manage both acute and chronic injuries which include fractures, tendon and nerve repairs following trauma and elective procedures such as joint replacements or tendon transfers. We also treat patients with more chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger.
Patients are encouraged to carry out their own treatment programmes independently and to be responsible for their rehabilitation. Our aim is to enhance patients’ recovery and assist with an optimal return to function.
The hand therapy team is led by a Clinical Specialist Hand Therapist, supported by 3 Highly Specialised Occupational and Physiotherapists and a further 5 full time hand therapists.
The hand therapy team provides support to both paediatric and adult patients across the trust, and team members work closely alongside the Consultant Plastic Surgeons working in the Hand Management Unit & the Dragon Centre at St George’s hospital. We also receive referrals from the Rheumatology and Orthopaedics Departments, and take referrals from GP’s within the catchment area for St Georges Hospital.
The team is actively involved in research and teaching, and team members have presented at both national and international conferences.