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The Hand Clinic at Oxford Brookes now open to the public

PUBLISHED: 11:39 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 10 December 2013

Oxford Brookes Hand Clinic

Oxford Brookes Hand Clinic

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The Hand Clinic at Oxford Brookes has recently opened its doors to the public, offering consultations by appointment for people with hand injuries.

Working at the keyboard for long periods, having a sport-related injury, playing a musical instrument or having a chronic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis can all lead to hand pain which affects work and home life. From difficulty gripping objects, turning on taps or opening jars, problems with our hands can limit what we can do, and want to do, on a daily basis.

Fortunately, conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury, sports injuries like tendonitis and ligament strain, or chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can all benefit from hand therapy.

Since September 2012, The Hand Clinic at Oxford Brookes University has been providing hand care for its staff and students. Based at Marston Road in Oxford, it is the first hand clinic in the country which is based in a university.

It has recently opened its doors to the public and is now able to offer consultations by appointment. The clinic offers an initial one hour detailed assessment of your hands, during which an experienced Hand Therapist examines and assesses your hands, looking at the movement, strength and feeling, and provides advice such as adjustments to your work environment or suggestions for an exercise routine you can do at home, or you may be given support splints to wear.

If the problem cannot be treated in the clinic, the therapist will recommend an appropriate referral. The Hand Clinic caters for all ages including children and older people.

Costs are kept to a minimum, and many people find they only need one or two appointments. The clinic has appointments available on Wednesday afternoons.

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To find out more, call 01865 485250 or email handclinic@brookes.ac.uk

Visit: www.shs.brookes.ac.uk/hand-clinic

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