Our practitioners in hand therapy have either an Occupational or Physiotherapy degree.

They have then gained additional expertise on top of their undergraduate degree to enable them to perform complex assessment and personalised treatment plans for conditions of the hand and upper limb.

Making your Appointment


Booking an appointment for hand therapy is open to everyone, and there's no requirement for a referral from your specialist or GP.

However, if you intend to make an insurance claim beyond your private health or through a compensable body, a referral is necessary.

What to bring 



Kindly bring pertinent information about your hand condition to your appointment, including:

  • Your GP referral and any additional details provided by your GP (while not mandatory for appointments at EKCO Hand Therapy, please bring it if available).
  • X-rays and other relevant reports.
  • Ultrasound findings.

Additionally, please provide any billing or claim details you possess, such as:

  • Your health fund card.
  • Your workcover claim number.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs card.

On your arrival

Please ensure you arrive 10 mins prior to your appointment to allow us to gather some more information about you

New patients should allow an hour for their first appointment

If you have had surgery please leave your dressings or bandages in place until your hand therapy visit, unless otherwise advised by your surgeon. If you get your dressings wet prior to your appointment with us, please call and we can arrange for an earlier review.

Our frequently asked questions page may provide you with further information.

Your Consultation

Your therapist will conduct a thorough clinical assessment and then provide treatment which may include wound care, splinting, exercises etc. You will also receive a home program.

For an optimal result it is best to share as much information with us that relates to your condition and for you to actively participate by asking questions and adhering to your home program.

After your appointment

If you have private health insurance with extras cover your appointment is claimable under Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy depending on the therapist you have seen for treatment.

Custom made splints may also be claimable through your private health depending on the company you are with and your level of cover, if you require a letter of prescription for your fund, please let our administration officers know and they will assist.

If you have any concerns with your splint rubbing or causing pain please contact your therapist

Click here for splint care instructions.