Physiotherapy: Hands/Burns/Plastics Outpatients

The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form.  This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date.  If you receive this SMS, please update your details.


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Assesses and manages patients with hand injuries, follow-up after hand surgery, hand/wrist fractures, proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint injuries, nerve compression syndromes, nerve injuries, hand/wrist/forearm tendon repairs, tendon pathology, burns, congenital hand conditions, hand contractures, hand/wrist arthritic conditions, scar management and wrist pain.


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THS Southern Region

Where possible, direct referrals can be made to Community Physiotherapy South Outreach Team to facilitate easier access to services for patients in their local community. Appropriate referrals include, but are not limited to, nerve compression syndromes, wrist fractures, trigger fingers, tendonitis/tendopathies, arthritic conditions.

Patients presenting with complex hand trauma, congenital hand conditions, burns or hand surgery should be referred to the RHH Hand Physiotherapy Clinic.

THS Northern Region

Information unavailable at this time.

THS North West Region

Refer to Occupational Therapy in the North West Region.

Referral process

eReferral is now the preferred method of referral for this service and is available in all THS regions. Please refer via HealthLink SmartForm eReferral through your software system (either Best Practice, or Medical Director). For instructions, see Quick Guide: Creating an eReferral.

Referrals can be faxed with relevant investigation results to Hand Physiotherapy, 9 Floor Wellington Clinics, (03) 6173 0278.

All referrals must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians page. Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.

Referrals are registered by the clinic to who they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority, acuity of presentation and risk of deterioration without intervention.

Urgent / category 1

Urgent referrals should be followed by a phone call to the hand physiotherapy department to organise urgent review.

Referral template

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