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If you’ve injured or are experiencing tingling and numbness in your fingers and/or hand, especially when gripping, you’ve come to the right place.

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Thermoplastic wrist splinting for overnight use. Median nerve glides and desensitisation program.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common occupational injury and can occur from lifting, typing and repetitive strain. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve.

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Symptoms for Carpal Tunnel usually start gradually and can sometimes include:

Tingling and numbness in your fingers and/or hand. You may also feel this sensation travel from your wrist up your arm. These symptoms often occur while gripping something tight with your hand.

Due to the numbness in your hand, you may experience weakness in your whole hand or weakness of the thumb’s pinching muscles.

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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.

The hand therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in the assessment and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. With a reputation endorsed by sporting organisations like the Melbourne Football Club, Action Rehab is the smart choice for treating your carpal tunnel syndrome.

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

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In most cases Carpal Tunnel can be treated with us here at Action Rehab with nonsurgical therapy. Our therapists will work with you to create a custom thermoplastic waterproof orthosis that will hold your wrist still and can relieve some symptoms. In some cases surgery may be the best option if your symptoms do not respond to other treatments.

Caught early, carpal tunnel syndrome can be managed to make sure it does not esclate. Some simple tips that you can do at home if you feel some of the symptoms of Carpal tunnel include:

  • Take frequent breaks to rest your hands, if you are typing, etc.
  • Avoid any activities that increase your pain or make it worse.
  • Apply cold packs, this will help with inflammation and swelling.

Before the surgery, we make sure you know what you can expect from it. After the surgery, we prepare and then implement your hand rehabilitation program, which can include:

  • Orthotics/Bracing/Splinting
  • Massage
  • Joint Protection
  • Education
  • Strengthening
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The rehabilitation program will look to prevent post-surgery joint stiffness, promote muscle mobility and maximise the movement and capability of your hand.

Aims of post-surgical rehabilitation from carpal tunnel

  • To maximise your hand function
  • To prevent sensitivity and joint stiffness following surgery
  • To learn tendon gliding exercises to prevent the tendons from sticking to the scar
  • To facilitate scar mobility and normal palm function
  • To promote muscle mobility

See below the two treatment approaches for a patient who has carpal tunnel.

Fig 1:  Basic Treatment

A pharmacy splint or “metal bar splint” is often prescribed for Carpal Tunnel syndrome.  This is not custom made and allows a lot of wrist motion.  

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Fig 2:  Action Rehab Treatment

A custom, light weight, waterproof night brace fabricated by your Hand Therapist at Action Rehab will prevent wrist movement while you sleep and reduce pressure on your carpal tunnel.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is complex and can lead to serious complications and frustrations if not treated appropriately.

Choosing the right Hand Therapist starts with them being able to assess your symptoms, read your X-rays or nerve conduction studies and then fabricate the right brace for you. The Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists at Action Rehab are experienced in assessing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, reading X-rays and fabricating custom made light weight splints.

Our therapists do regular GP and Emergency Doctor training and can advise on the most appropriate action for your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment.

Known for providing treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries Action Rehab are the hand therapists that Melbourne trusts.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common conditions seen by our Hand Therapists at Action Rehab. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is commonly mis diagnosed and so a thorough assessment from a Hand Therapist at Action Rehab is really important.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a repetitive trauma and compression of the median nerve in the wrist.  This can be caused by lifting, typing or repetitive bending and straightening of the fingers and thumb.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can take a long time to heal.  Early assessment and treatment will limit the time taken for the symptoms to settle so seeing your Hand Therapist as soon as possible will help limit your functional difficulties and get you back to work, sport and life more quickly.

No generally Carpal Tunnel Syndrome does not require surgery.  Carpal Tunnel can be treated without surgery if it is assessed and treated early. Action Rehab therapists can assess your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and can advise if your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome needs surgery.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be a serious condition. You should always see a Hand Therapist if you have a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome because they are much more complicated than you think.

No it will not go away. It may get worse. Damage to the median nerve in the wrist can be functionally limiting so try not to ignore your symptoms and seek assessment from your Hand Therapist at Action Rehab as soon as you can.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb, including carpal tunnel syndrome. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.