If you are tired at not being able to do the things you need or want to do as well or as fast as you would like to do them, we can help!

Owned and operated by Certified Hand Therapist Julie Condon

What We Do

Wouldn't it be nice to sleep through the night without having to shake your hands? How fun would it be to be able to play with the special little person in your life? Would you like to be able to do your work to your high standard?

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What is Hand Therapy?

Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb - shoulder to hand. It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific treatment program can be designed.

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For Health Professionals

We are here to work with you to achieve the best outcomes for your clients with an upper limb condition. We also run education evenings and offer a consultation service for hand therapy and wound care.

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Kids Casts

There is not much worse than seeing your child suffering. Broken bones can be painful and uncomfortable. Unfortunately traditional casts are also annoying and uncomfortable. This makes the 4-6 weeks of healing following a broken bone frustrating and exhausting. Then at the end of all that the bone may not be in the right spot causing long term problems in your child’s hand or arm. That’s why we work so hard to improve the journey

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Ergonomic Risk Factor 7: VIBRATION

We have made it to the 7th and final Ergonomic Biomechanical Risk Factor in this blog series: VIBRATION. If you have ever used a whipper snipper or pressure cleaner for an extended period without gloves you will understand why vibration gets a mention in these top 7 risk factors. An average of 50% of workers who use vibrating hand tools will have adverse health effects or hand-arm vibration syndrome as a direct result of the

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Ergonomic Risk Factor 6: MECHANICAL COMPRESSION

Welcome to our next installment in the Ergonomic Biomechanical Risk Factor blog series. Today I want to give you an overview of risk number 6: MECHANICAL COMPRESSION. Mechanical compression refers to the impact of external forces on body tissues. When external force is applied to the body the blood supply under the force is occluded. This results in fewer nutrients to the area and a build up of waste products, as the blood is not

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Ergonomic Risk Factor 5: DYNAMIC FACTORS

This is the fifth risk factor we will be discussing in our Ergonomic Biomechanical Risk Factor series – DYNAMIC FACTORS. There has been a surge in the research into the effects of dynamic factors. Tissues have an inherent capacity to regain their resting dimensions following stretching. The dynamic factors that influence the capacity include: The speed (velocity) at which the movement is applied The rate the movement increases or decreases (acceleration) The duration of the

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Ergonomic Risk Factor 4: STATIC POSTURES

Here is the next instalment in our ergonomic blog series. If you would like to check out the rest of the Ergonomic Risks click here. Today we will be discussing the fourth biomechanical risk factor: STATIC POSTURES Static postures are very similar to the risk of repetition. The office worker demonstrates many hours of static postures while they input data etc. While the fingers and hands are performing repetitive tasks, the proximal body is held

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Ergonomic Risk Factor 3: AWKWARD POSTURES

Awkward Postures are the third Biomechanical Ergonomic Risk Factor. We have discussed an overview of all 7 risk factors in a previous post, and have already explored risk factors 1 & 2 – REPETITION and FORCE. Awkward Postures refers to a posture that puts body tissues under undue stress. The tricky thing is that often the ideal posture for one tissue, is not ideal for another. Kourinka and Forcier (1995) developed the following terms to helps overcome

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Ergonomic Risk Factor 2: FORCE

Force is the second Biomechanical Ergonomic Risk Factor. We have discussed an overview of all 7 risk factors in a previous post, and have already explored risk factor 1: Repetition.    Force is the mechanical effort that is required to carry out a movement or to prevent a movement. It is easy to think of the force required to lift a heavy object, but more difficult to remember the high level of force required to hold

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Ergonomic Risk Factor 1: REPETITION

In a previous post we outlined the 7 Biomechanical Ergonomic Risk Factors. Today we will explore the first risk factor: REPETITION.   Repetition is performing the same movements over and over again. Think of the typist, the checkout worker, or the meat worker. Repetition in itself is a risk factor, and it can also intensify exposure to other risk factors.   Why is repetition bad? Not all repetitive tasks are bad – in fact a

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