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If you’ve injured or are experiencing pain, discomfort, or limited movement with your upper limbs, anywhere from your fingers to your shoulders, you’ve come to the right place.


Don’t be deceived; Hand Therapy is not just about your hands. It focuses on the whole arm (or upper extremity) from your shoulders to your fingertips.

Hand Therapy is a specific field that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and rehabilitates your shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand (including your fingers and thumbs) after injury, surgery, or the diagnosis of a medical condition, helping you to regain maximum movement.

Hand Therapist or Hand Therapy Practitioner, has a Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy degree, can be registered with the Australian Hand Therapy Association, undertakes extra on the job training and focuses exclusively on the upper extremity or arms. They collaborate with other professionals, including hand surgeons, GPs, and rehabilitation consultants, to ensure you get the best care possible.

At Action Rehab, our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have completed post-graduate courses and on the job practical training that makes us skilled in the expert care of the whole arm, from shoulder to fingertip.

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Are you experiencing pain in your upper extremities? Do minor movements cause discomfort, or does it become unbearable when trying to do everyday tasks? If so, you may be dealing with a hand injury. Upper extremity injuries can vary greatly, from wrist fractures and rotator cuff tears to nerve damage caused by trauma. To diagnose and treat the issue appropriately, understanding the symptoms of common hand injuries is essential.

It is important to seek medical attention if you have any of the common hand injuries. Prompt evaluation and treatment can help to prevent complications and promote healing.

Call us on 1300 762 227 for an appointment, or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button below.

Our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists have extensive knowledge and experience in assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing your hand and upper extremity – your shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand – injuries or conditions, so you know you’re in good hands.

With a reputation endorsed by sporting organisations like the Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne Storm and more than two decades of helping people to regain maximum use and movement through Hand Therapy, Action Rehab is the smart choice for any thumb, finger, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder treatment.

Get on the road to recovery, so you can do the things you love.

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Action Rehab aims to help those with hand injuries better understand some of the more common conditions they might encounter – from diagnosis to treatment options– so they can make proactive steps towards returning their bodies to optimal strength and functionality.

Tendon injury - central slip injury

Central Slip Injury - Boutonnière Deformity

Can be sore around the back of the knuckle and difficult to straighten the finger from the middle knuckle with the finger sitting in a bent position.

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De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Can cause pain, tenderness or swelling at the base of the thumb and numbness at the back of the thumb and index finger.

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Finger Dislocation - Volar Plate

A pop or a crack of the finger knuckles may quickly cause pain and loss of movement in the middle joint if the finger is bent back too far.

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Tendon Injury - Jersey Finger

Common sport or trauma injury can cause swelling, bruising and pain in the fingertip. The injured finger can’t bend at the tip towards the palm.

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Mallet Finger Treatment

A droopy finger tip occasionally causes pain, swelling at the injured fingers furthest joint and an inability to extend the finger without assistance.

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Metacarpal Fracture

Shows as swelling and a loss of motion. Causes immediate pain when trying to form a fist. Fingers may also feel stiff, wonky and numb.

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Skiers Thumb - Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL)

Causes pain when moving the thumb to the side and squeezing. Can result in a loss of sensation and swelling along the thumb’s base. Common skiing and sports injury.

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Sprained or Fractured Fingers

Causes throbbing pain when moving the finger. Broken fingers may appear disfigured, swollen or out of alignment.

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Thumb Arthritis

Can cause severe pain, swelling, and decreased strength and range of motion, making it difficult to do simple tasks like remove the lid of jar.

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Trigger Finger

Can cause stiffness in the morning, a clicking sound when moved or the finger locked in a bent position.

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Finger Arthritis

May make the fingers or hands look swollen or deformed. Often described as a stiffening, burning, stuck, swollen or aching sensation.

To Book Call Us On 1300 762 227

Call us on 1300 762 227 for an appointment, or schedule an appointment online by clicking the button below.


Optimal hand function is essential for quality of life. We need our hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders to perform everyday tasks such as personal care, domestic duties and work tasks. Because of this it is essential that you seek professional advice for any injury you sustain to the hand that you receive proper treatment and return of function.

To make an appointment, enquire, or find your closest location call us on 1300 762 227 or schedule an appointment online.
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Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the hand, including mallet finger. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.