M: Mobilisation

MOBILISATION Passive Mobilisation techniques have evolved a lot in the last fifty years. At the beginning of the rehabilitation professions the knowledge available to carry out the mobilization was more related to anecdotal clinical experiences than scientific...

Ergonomics & RSI

Sometimes we need to teach our patients about some devices designed to improve their work technique… The term Repetitive Strain Injury includes disorders such as: Carpal tunnel syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome Guyon canal syndrome Lateral epicondylitis...

New Techs & Ergonomics

Last week we found an interesting article* about the lesion that an smartphone can cause to our hands… Talking with patients we all think that we are adapting ourselves to new technologies day by day so quickly! Next pictures show how 5th finger can suffer of...

Could I become a certified HT?

  Once upon a time there were three Hand Therapy students. Two of them were physiotherapists and the third was an occupational therapist. They had different years of experience and different anecdotes to tell, but all of them wanted to become Hand Therapists....

Legend Evelyn Mackin

Hand Therapy is not only about a profession but a way to grow as a professional. This speciality was not a profession until recently, but the needs of our patients and the health team pushed it forward. All of us need a point of reference to start from, but sometimes...