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
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Congential 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 (Link to video with Shrikant).
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.