Registered Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who, through further education, clinical experience and independent study have become proficient in the treatment of upper limb conditions resulting from injury, disease or deformity.

Samantha Marwedel and Fiona Evans are both members of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Hand therapists provide treatment for patients from orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons,GP’s and other health professionals. They consult every Thursday with Dr Myers at Sydney Orthopaedic Specialists, Prince of Wales Private Hospital. Referrals are not required unless for compensable patients such as Workcover.

Our hand therapists can provide a range of  therapies, exercises and treatments to help reduce pain, regain movement, and build flexibility and strength to restore hand function.


Treatment services available include:

  • full assessment of hand function,

  • Thermoplastic and neoprene splinting

  • tailored exercise programs

  • muscle testing/grip strength

  • sensory testing,sensory re-education/ desensitization

  • joint and tendon mobilisation

  • scar management/ wound care

  • oedema control

  • Types of conditions commonly treated

  •  Wrist, hand and finger fractures

  • Work related injuries

  • Sports hand injuries

  • Post surgical conditions such as Dupuytren’ s release

  • Nerve and tendon injuries

  • Wrist, hand and finger fractures

  • Dequervains tenosynovitis

  • Mallet finger

  • Trigger finger

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Post cast immobilisation

  • Arthritis