Patient Experience

Patient Experience


Welcome to the hand therapy patient and therapists’ portal.

This page has been developed to: 

  • Provide patients with exercise videos and information sheets to support their hand therapy rehab. Please use the links below as guided by your therapist.
  • Provide clinicians with access to post–operative hand therapy protocols.

What is a Hand Therapist?

Hand therapists work to a high level of specialism achieved through advanced post-graduate education, training and clinical experience. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in everyday life.


The Occupational Therapy department has a large hand therapy team providing service to a number of areas including Plastics, Orthopaedics, the Emergency department and Rheumatology.

The hand therapy service provided to the Plastic Surgery department provides a therapy led clinic (TLC) which is an integrated clinic led by occupational therapy and physiotherapy.