Hand and upper limb therapy is a specialised area focussed on the management of injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder. These may include sports injuries, over-use conditions, fractures, tendon injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, nerve injuries and arthritis among others. Recognition as a hand therapist by the Australian Hand Therapy Association is de-pendent on both clinical experience and continued education through courses, conferences and independent study.
Hand and upper limb therapy encompasses:
Queensland Sports Medicine Centre provides a coordinated hand and upper limb service with col-laboration between our hand therapist, our visiting hand and upper limb surgeon, visiting sports phy-sicians, exercise physiologists and others to ensure comprehensive, individualised treatment is pro-vided to our clients. We also welcome clients who are under the care of other specialists or their GP and we are able to liaise with these or other involved parties such as sports coaches, personal trainers and insurers (including Workcover Queensland).
QSMC has the most Sports Physiotherapists under one roof in Queensland with seven practising APA Sports Physiotherapists.
QSMC Osteopaths play an important adjunctive role to the manual therapy skills of the centre.
QSMC Pilates is the integration of physiotherapy therapeutic exercise, real time ultrasound and clinical Pilates.
A Sports Physician is someone who is qualified as a regular GP, and has then done extensive additional training in the area of Sports Medicine.
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