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Hand Therapy

Function at your full potential with the help of MGS’ expert Hand Therapist, based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Vanessa Zweck, an Occupational Therapist, is our MGS Expert Hand Therapist who brings with her over 30 years of experience in treating specifically hands and upper limb conditions.

Hand therapy uses a combination of occupational therapy with physiotherapy in order to rehabilitate an injured limb (from shoulder to hand) and restore normal function.

Hand Therapy Sydney

Hand Therapy

What is it?

Accident and trauma recovery

Advanced therapeutic techniques can help to accelerate the healing process and limit scar formation from burns, wounds, fractures or even amputations.

Relief for chronic conditions

Patients with chronic conditions such as arthritis or tennis elbow can learn how to protect their joints, conserve energy and reduce pain caused by daily activities.

Non-operative and post-surgical solutions

Hand therapy facilitates a smooth and speedy recovery following a multitude of surgical procedures. These techniques are helpful for assistance with infection prevention, scar management, wound healing and swelling reduction.

Preventative care

Therapeutic interventions and education can prevent dysfunction caused by repetitive actions like using knives at home or long hours typing on computers.

Industrial worker training

A hand therapy specialist can consult with you on how to develop healthy working habits in order to minimise the risk of long-term injury, pain and mobility reduction.

Hand therapy is the specialist science behind

rehabilitation and restoration of the upper limb

A combination of both art and science, hand therapy aids in restoring a healthy range of movement to injured wrists, hands and fingers. Cutting-edge techniques involve the application of custom-made splints and aids designed for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. The final output is a tailor-made home exercise program designed to help your body return to full function.

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A specialist Hand Therapist can accurately diagnose and evaluate highly complex hand and wrist conditions.

They are highly skilled in performing complex treatments which accelerate recovery and are also able to educate you about long-term management and healing.


Hand Therapists use methods such as muscle testing, joint mobilisation, splinting, casting, sensory retraining and strengthening programs. The approach is always tailored to the individual case, but the ultimate goal is the same: to return your body’s function and relieve your pain.


Results can be felt within as little as 2-3 sessions, depending on the condition (a similar amount of time to regular physiotherapy). However, we usually recommend guidance over a 4-6 week period to ensure that you are able to fully understand, manage and optimise your self-help exercise schedule.

Post treatment

Every patient’s experience and healing process is unique. The role of the therapist post-treatment is in gently guiding you towards a painless and gradual return to your chosen sport or activity.

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Manly. Mona Vale. North Curl Curl.

We pride ourselves on our attentive service as well as the warm, friendly atmosphere that we’ve come to be known for. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the clinic but also confident that you’ll be in and out on time, with the results you need.

Our approach is anchored in trust, care and open communication. We’re here to help facilitate and accelerate your unique body’s healing process – whatever that means for you and your body.

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Appointments available within 24hrs*

We want to help get you on the road to recovery as soon as we possibly can. In almost all cases, we are pleased to be able to offer consultations within less than 24 hours.

No referral required

In most instances, you do not require a referral to come in and see us. However, if you have discussed an issue with your GP, then a referral from the doctor can be a very useful starting point for our specialists.

One on one sessions

We pride ourselves on personal service delivered in a timely fashion. We commit to ensuring that you are in and out of your appointment on time, having felt the full benefits of a dedicated one-to-one session.

New patients might ask us…

Can I book over the phone?

Yes! You can call find the clinic phone numbers at the very top of the page on a desktop, or in the side menu on a mobile.

You will find our Receptionists very friendly and helpful. They will find a time that suits you and make sure you know where to park, how to get there and where we are.

Do I need a doctor to refer me to you first?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist however if you do have one please bring it along. We like to communicate with your doctor and any other practitioners involved in your care.

Will you remind me that I have an appointment with you?

Yes! You will have your appointment confirmed a day or so before by text, email or telephone call – whichever you prefer.

How long will my appointment be?

Appointments are scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart. We find that in the majority of cases that this is the most appropriate amount of time. In more complex conditions or for multiple injuries longer appointments can be arranged.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes please! Any investigations or scans relating to the condition will help us understand your presentation better. Even if you just have the reports from scans they will be very helpful. Likewise any notes from other Therapists or doctors would be great. If you don’t have anything then don’t worry just bring yourself.

If you have problems related to walking or sport then please bring your runners or boots in for use to look at.

If you have a WorkCover claim or were injured at work then please bring your claim number. If you do not have a claim number but intend to get one please advise our receptionist when you arrive.

I'm running late!

Our aim is that everyone receives the attention they require and while achieving this we attempt to utilise all of our available time.  If you are running late please call ahead and our Receptionist will check with your physio to see if it is possible to still see you.  There may not be enough time to attend to your needs effectively.  If we rush you through your treatment it is at best not helpful to you and at worst unsafe.  We can simply reschedule your appointment for a later time.

We have three clinics on

Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Contact our friendly staff to get you moving at peak performance

MGS Manly


Phone 02 9976 2666
Fax 02 9976 2675


1 Whistler Street
Manly NSW 2095


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS Mona Vale


Phone 02 9979 6978
Fax 02 9979 2161


Shop 2, Peninsula Plaza,
20 Bungan Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS North Curl Curl


Phone 02 9905 3500
Fax 02 9905 3501


53 Griffin Road
North Curl Curl NSW 2099


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 12pm

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