About us

South Eastern Hand Therapy is a private practice Hand Therapy clinic staffed by Occupational Therapists with specialised interest and training in rehabilitation of the upper limb.

We are conveniently located onsite at Mulgrave Private Hospital. Our rooms can be found within the new Day Surgery Centre building on level G.

Hand Therapy  is the art and science of rehabilitation of the Upper Limb.  It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb and design of a specific treatment program.   A variety of treatment techniques can be used.   It helps patients regain maximum use of the hand/upper limb after an injury, surgery or onset of a disease. The treatment is provided by a hand therapist – someone who is first trained as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist and then receives additional training in Hand Therapy.

Hand Therapy costs are not covered by Medicare ( unless you have an EPC Plan from your GP, where a proportion of costs may be covered) but may be rebateable under Private Health Cover Extras as “Occupational Therapy”.  Clients need to contact their Private Health fund to check on their entitlement to “Occupational Therapy” and to establish the level of cover involved.

DVA, TAC and Workcover patients can access hand therapy treatments and products with no out of pocket expenses providing they have a current referral from their treating doctor and details regarding their claim.

Please contact the clinic on 8560 0293 with any enquiries prior to your initial consultation.