About Hand Therapy

Expert hand therapy and treatment for hand, wrist & finger pain

Expert hand therapy & treatment for hand, wrist & finger pain

Hand Therapy is a private orthopedic practice that treats hand, wrist, thumb, finger and elbow pain. If you’re struggling with nagging pain, stiffness, weakness or injury, we can help you ease the pain. Our practitioners are experts at detecting the root cause of your pain, so just give us a call and let’s see how we can help you.

Hand therapy is a private orthopedic practice that treats hand, wrist, thumb & finger pain. If you’re struggling with nagging pain, stiffness, weakness or injury, we can help you ease the pain. Our practitioners are experts at detecting the root cause of your pain, so just give us a call and let’s see how we can help you.

Our Mission

We want to provide you with world class treatment without breaking your bank account. Our affordable and effective treatment programs will help you get the results you need, to get back to your activities as fast as possible.

Our Vision

Hand therapy strives to provide a nonsurgical solutions to hand injuries. Our goal is to get you back to enjoying life while knowing you’re safe. We want you not only to recover, but also become stronger and prevent future recurrences.

What does Hand Therapy involve?

Hand therapy is a specialized field where medical professionals are skilled to test, diagnose and treat any form of pain or injury to your hand. The structures in your hands are delicate and require special skills to detect and restore damage to the tissues.

With years of experience we can solve any problem you might have, but first we must understand why you got to this point in the first place. This is all part of a testing and treatment process that any hand specialists needs to guide you through in order for them to heal your injury.

Hand Therapy is all about treating the root cause of your problem like repetitive strain injuries, fractures, dislocations, tendon injuries and even nerve entrapments or nerve injuries.

Our Hand Therapists will guide you through the program until you’ve completely recovered and cured from the agonizing pain.

No hand injury is the same, so we must customize your treatment to exactly what YOU need. Our therapists uses a multitude of different treatment methods including splinting, strapping and support bracing, exercises, strength training, and so much more. There’s no recipe in hand therapy, just pure science and proven programs that we follow.

We stay up to date with the newest research and attend conferences to know what’s the best way to tackle each problem. At Hand therapy we even sharpen our skills by doing practical courses and workshops to stay on top of the latest treatment approaches. In this way we make sure you get world class treatment.

Amazing expertise in hand therapy and pays so much attention to detail. Her passion for patient care is extraordinary!
Lynn-Marie Botha
What a wonderful experience! Elmarie is thorough in testing and treatment, taking time to explain every fascinating little megafter she uses in the process. She helps set realistic goals for improvement, and will help you with exercises and tools to use at home so you can help yourself alongside her treatment for the best recovery calendar😁
Odette Swanepoel
I am 61 years old. Elmarie (Hand Therapist) started treating me when I had quite a lot of pain in my hands and wrists due to old injuries and possibly some arthritis. My hand strength tested at less than half of what is seen as normal. She saw me four or five times for 1 hour sessions in which she treated my hands, explained and gave me simple but effective exercises to do at home. At the last session my hand strength tested slightly below normal and I still have very little pain, as long as I keep up with the exercises. Elmarie is the best!
Stephen Pitts
Elmarie offers an excellent service with the added benefit of genuine care for her patients. She'll be there for you for as long as it takes!
Emma Paulet
Elmarie is extremely knowledgeable and caring and continuously follow up on patient even between sessions. Thank you for great service!
Petrus Klopper
The most patient, professional, skilled and passionate Therapist . Thank you for a great service.
Mirose Muhlarhi

100% Covered by Medical Aid

Hand therapy claims directly from your medical aid.

Hand therapy claims from your medical aid.

No co-payments or extras. Most certainly, no unexpected bills. Plain and simple payments. We charge medical aid rates, so if you have funds available the treatment will be covered in full. Pay with cash or your medical aid.

What is Hand Therapy?

“Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is the merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic intervention to prevent dysfunction, restore function or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance your ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.”

American Journal of Hand Therapy

Hand Clinic Occupational Therapy

Cutting Edge Technology

The latest approaches to therapy using with the newest technologies.

Professional Therapists

Our hand therapists are registered, skilled and experienced.

Medical Aid Covered

We submit claims with your medical aid, or you can pay cash – your choice.

Treatment options

  • Splinting

  • Strapping

  • Exercises

  • Sensory retraining and desensitization

  • Swelling & Oedema management

  • Wound care

  • Pain management

  • Ergonomics

  • Scar treatment

  • Nerve Gliding

  • Adaptive techniques and Assistive devices

Hand Therapy clinic frequently asked questions:

No, we are able to help you without a referral from your GP (Doctor) or Specialist.

Hand therapists provide non-operative solutions, preventative care and post-surgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of hand, wrist, elbow and also finger problems.

What our patients say:

“I had severe thumb pain. I could not work and nobody understood my agony. Hand therapy helped me – not only get rid of my pain, but to get me back to work fast.”

– N Rossouw

“I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand. I refused surgery and was told I would suffer forever. Elmarie assisted me with a splint and an exercise program. No surgery was needed in the end.”

– H van der Walt

“I had cut myself with a grinder at work. I went through the entire rehabilitation process and I am back at work, stronger than ever!”

– S Mahlangu

“Sympathetic and caring treatment that is hard to find anywhere else.”

– B Swanepoel

“Consider Hand therapy before you go for surgery. With no pain I was back in action in no-time.”

– AJ Bester