Hand Therapy

Our team of hand therapists, comprised of occupational therapists and physiotherapists, offer specialized rehabilitation services to patients of all ages with conditions and disorders of the upper limb (hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder).

Working closely with the expert surgeons of Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, we develop treatment plans based on each individual's care needs.

Hand Therapy Fellowship Program


We provide rehabilitation of the upper limb for patients from across Ontario following trauma, repetitive strain and surgery. The conditions we treat include:

  • Tendon injuries, grafts and transfers
  • Peripheral nerve injuries, compression syndromes, and brachial plexus injuries
  • Mutilating conditions including replantation
  • Traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow
  • Joint replacements to the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Fractures of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and arm
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Congenital anomalies


The Hand Therapy team is dedicated to teaching health care professionals. As part of this on-going commitment we host an annual symposium which attracts delegates from across Canada and the United States. Our symposium provides health care professionals with an up-to-date review of cutting edge rehabilitation techniques.

We also have established a fellowship program, active in teaching occupational and physical therapists, hand therapists, residents and medical students.

Our therapists provide clinical teaching around the world at various international conferences. Some of our hand therapists also have academic appointments at Western University.


The Hand Therapy program is active in leading clinical research.  Many of our therapists have published articles in prominent peer-reviewed journals on various facets of hand and upper limb rehabilitation.

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