Hand Therapy

Whether your doctor or surgeon referred you for a hand condition, or you’ve identified one yourself, we’ll help you get back to everything you want to do. A doctor’s referral is not required.

Hand Therapy Overview

We specialize in post-operative management for hand and upper extremity injuries, including:


Wrist and hand pain


Sprains and strains

Cumulative trauma disorders — e.g. carpal tunnel, tendonitis, trigger finger/thumb, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, repetitive strain injuries



Dupuytren’s contracture release

Joint replacements (arthroplasty)

Congenital conditions

Types of Treatments

When you come into Active Recovery Physio and Hand Therapy you’ll receive treatment from a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) with more than 4,000 hours of specialized experience. CHTs are physiotherapists and occupational therapists with extensive training in injuries, conditions and rehabilitation of the upper extremity from the shoulder to the hand.


Your CHT will perform a detailed assessment of your injury, condition or problem, provide a physiotherapy diagnosis, if required. Then she’ll create a personalized treatment plan that may include:

Fabrication of a custom orthosis (splint) or selection of a prefabricated splint/brace

Manual therapy treatment

Prescription of a personalized home exercise program

Use of modalities such as electrotherapy, ultrasound, whirlpool, heat or cold


Not sure if Hand Therapy is right for you?

Call and speak to our awesome team who can consult with you over the phone about all of our treatment options.

Specialized Care for Your Injury

If you’ve recently had an operation on your hand or upper extremity, your CHT can give you specialized care. CHTs are also highly experienced with post-operative management of common upper extremity surgeries including:

Fractures: Arm, elbow, forearm, wrist or finger fractures with plates and screws (ORIF- open reduction with internal fixation) or pins (CRPP- closed reduction with percutaneous pinning) including Boxer’s fractures, Colles’ fractures and scaphoid fractures

Joint fusions: Wrist or finger

Joint replacements: Thumb, wrist or finger joint arthroplasty

Ligament repairs and reconstructions: These may include gamekeeper’s thumb/skier’s thumb (UCL), boutonnière or mallet finger, scapholunate ligament, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), and rotator cuff repair and reconstruction

Dupuytren’s contracture surgeries: These include open release, needle aponeurotomy, and collagenase injection (XiaFlex)

Carpal tunnel release surgery

Trigger finger release surgery

Tendon and nerve repairs

Ganglionectomy: removal of ganglion or benign mass


Our Office


771 Vernon Ave Unit #604, Victoria, BC V8X 5A7





Our Hours

Monday: 8-7

Tuesday: 8-7

Wednesday: 8-7

Thursday: 8-7

Friday: 8-2

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed