Coastal Hand Therapy provide postoperative care and create guided exercise programs to match the individual’s recovery.
The best outcome of any surgery to hand, wrist or elbow is achieved with the collaboration between the patient, hand surgeon and hand therapist. It is a trilogy involving a 3-way partnership or relationship.
First a good hand surgeon is required, followed by a good hand therapist, who can guide the patient to achieve the best outcome by tailoring each rehabilitation program to suit the persons individual healing recovery and goals, as well as adapting the program in response to the individuals recovery using the best evidence available.
Postoperative therapy may include; scar management, swelling management, exercises for stiffness or strength, custom-made splinting, pain management strategies, adaptive equipment and ergonomic retraining.
Patients will be guided with individual home exercise programs, which will be progressed to optimise your outcome.