We are proud to announce the commencement of the After Hours Wrist and Hand Clinic to be run through Riverina Hand Therapy. The clinic has been established with the financial and other support of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network through their After Hours Grants initiative. The Primary Health Networks Programme is an Australian Government Initiative. The After Hours Wrist and Hand Clinic provides local people with earlier access to assessment and treatment of closed hand and wrist injuries.  Common conditions that would benefit from the clinic include hand and wrist pain, thumb injuries, finger joint injuries, and flare ups of chronic conditions that are causing pain.

The After Hours Clinic operates from our rooms at Suite 19/325 Edward Street, Wagga Wagga.

Monday and Wednesday 5.00 - 6.30pm

Call 6925 0157

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ABOUT THE CLINIC

The After Hours Wrist and Hand Clinic is for clients who have sustained an acute injury and need early assessment and treatment by qualified occupational therapists. Its purpose is to ensure early treatment  of hand and wrist injuries and decrease people's reliance on GP and Emergency Department services 

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WHAT DIAGNOSES CAN BE SEEN?

We will accept any acute injury, or painful flare up of a chronic injury to the Clinic. Diagnoses that would benefit include: Ulnar collateral thumb injuries; Mallet injuries; Suspected wrist, hand and finger fractures; Finger or thumb dislocations and joint injuries; Hand and wrist pain and Sprains and strains.

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WHAT CAN PEOPLE ATTENDING EXPECT?

Assessment by one of our experienced hand and upper limb occupational therapists.  Education about the injury and treatment options. Referral to next available imaging services if required.  Application of plaster or splints if required. Liaison with local surgeons for appointments if required. Management of swelling and commencement of safe early movement and use.

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HOW ARE REFERRALS MADE?

Anyone can refer.  Self referrals are welcome. Bookings can be made by calling the Riverina Hand Therapy rooms on 02 6925 0157.  

The After Hours Clinic is open at the following times each week:

Monday & Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.30pm

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WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO ATTEND?

Appointments include assessment and treatment and are our standard charge of $93.00 (payment required on day)
Additional costs apply for thermoplastic splinting. Plaster backslabs incur no additional cost.

Health fund rebates available at time of payment where applicable.

 

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