Hand Therapy Education
Welcome to Hand Faculty, Australia’s leading private postgraduate hand therapy education provider.
With over 35 years of hand therapy expertise behind us, we deliver robust, on-the-job training for early career physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Early Career Therapists
Our specialised training enables early career therapists to acquire practical, on-the-job training that is not currently available within the Australian tertiary education sector.
Our participants learn from expert hand therapists whose skills are in high demand in Australia and internationally.
Our programs are designed to fit around participants’ existing work schedules, and each participant has access to an online forum and community chat with like-minded individuals.
Our programs also appeal to private practice clinic owners who want to save time and money by outsourcing hand therapy training for their team.
Clinic owners can have confidence that their employees will receive world-class training across a broad field of hand therapy topics and techniques.
Early Career Fellowship in Hand Therapy
The Early Career Fellowship in Hand Therapy is a 48-week postgraduate program that provides specialised hand therapy training for early career physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
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Comprehensive Training Program
Module 1: The fundamentals of anatomy and biomechanics of the fingers, thumb, wrist and elbow are covered alongside practical assessment tasks of these areas.
Module 2: Covers common conditions presenting to private practice. Module 1 and 2 run in parallel over the first 24 weeks.
Module 3: Covers surgical presentations
Module 4: Covers special areas such as burns, musicians, sports, paediatrics, handwriting and CRPS, as an example.
We cover practicalities such as hand hygiene and infection control, understanding third party payers and organising a return to work, paperwork, reports and time management.
Additionally, we provide training in how to deliver a perfect consult, how to communicate effectively and with confidence, build a caseload and promote yourself.