WHO WE ARE
Cathy Thomas Occupational Therapy - Specialised Hand Therapy
Services is a group of Occupational Therapists with Cathy Thomas as Director who have
expertise in the treatment and rehabilitation of the hand and upper limb.
Cathy Thomas has over 30 years experience as an Occupational Therapist in the field of Hand Therapy. Cathy is a
Full Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Hand and Upper Limb
Our referrals come from Surgeons, GPs,
Physiotherapists and others. However, you do not specifically require a referral to be seen by
WE ARE NOW IN NINE CONVENIENT CLINIC LOCATIONS (NEW CLINIC OPEN IN
|Our main office is located in
Perth. In order that treatment may be provided close to your home or workplace,
we also have metropolitan clinics at Subiaco (within the Western Australian
Plastic Surgery Centre), Midland, Rockingham, Joondalup,
Murdoch and Armadale, and two country clinics -
Albany and our new clinic
Please ask your doctor to refer to our most convenient location to you.
WHAT IS HAND
Hand Therapy is also known as rehabilitation of the upper
limb. Our goal is to promote recovery,
maximise gains and meet specific goals following injury such as returning to function,
sport and work related tasks using your hand.
Non surgical treatment may include splinting or casting,
exercises, strengthening and other therapy techniques. We also treat patients following
their surgery and liaise closely with referring surgeons as to the treatment
COMMON CONDITIONS WE
TREATWe treat a variety of conditions including traumatic
work and sport injuries and post surgical conditions affecting the hand and upper limb.
Common conditions include:
- Tendon, Nerve and Ligament injuries
- Soft tissues injuries
- Overuse conditions
APPOINTMENTS - CALL 08 9324
Appointments for all metropolitan clinics can be made through our West Perth
office on 08 9324 2881. Please specify the clinic
you wish to attend and your regular therapist, if applicable.
Your outcome is very important to us,
same day appointments are available for urgent problems.