Hand therapy

Hand therapy for patients with hand injuries or conditions 

The hand therapy service at the Royal Free Hospital treats and rehabilitates patients who have injured their hand or forearm, which often requires hand surgery. Hand injuries can be very debilitating as everyday tasks require the hands to be in good shape, so our hand therapists combine knowledge of both hand physiotherapy and occupational therapy to restore the hand function of our patients.

Our team of hand therapists also work closely with the Royal Free London plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgery teams to rehabilitate patients after hand surgery.

The hand therapy unit is on the first floor of the Royal Free Hospital.

How patients can be referred to the hand therapy unit

Patients are usually referred by their GPs or after being operated on within the trust. Camden GPs can write a referral letter to the hand therapy unit to refer patients with hand injuries or conditions.
Mount Vernon GPs can write a referral letter to the separate hand therapy unit located at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Referrals from Royal Free London consultants are accepted routinely for patients who are already being operated on at hospitals that are run by the Royal Free at Barnet, Chase Farm, and the Royal Free hospitals.