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Hand Therapy Services Now Available


"Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb - shoulder to hand. It involves the evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific treatment program can be designed. A variety of specialised treatment techniques are used to achieve these goals” AHTA.


Jo Hetherington
Physiotherapist / Hand Therapist




Jo Hetherington is a Physiotherapist and a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Jo qualified in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia, UK in 1999. After working in the NHS for 3 years she moved to New Zealand and worked in the Christchurch Hospital Hand Therapy Unit for 14 years.

She completed her post graduate training in Hand Therapy in 2005 and became Team Leader for the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy service in 2014. In 2017, Jo moved to the Sunshine Coast and is excited to offer Hand Therapy services within the area.

Jo is passionate about Hand Therapy and strives to achieve optimal outcomes for clients to reach their functional goals. If you would like to know more on what Hand Therapy services can be offere d, please do not hesitate to contact Pumicestone Physio & Sport on (07) 5437 3811
Conditions we treat:
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Post surgical rehabilitation for hand, elbow and shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Tendon conditions (strain, laceration)
  • Nerve conditions (co mpression, laceration)
  • Pain including Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Lesions
  • Ligament conditions ....and more Treatments may include:
  • Splinting (custom made and ready made)
  • Education
  • Swelling management
  • Wound and scar management
  • Exercise prescription
  • Sensory reeducation
  • Pain management
  • Desensitization
  • Joint protection advice ....and more

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