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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

Unlike adults, a child’s hand will change in size, structure and skilful ability, depending upon development. Paediatric Hand Therapy focuses upon the assessment and management of the upper limb within the context of a child’s ongoing growth. Traumatic, congenital or acquired conditions are managed using strategies such as:

  • Adaptive techniques to promote optimal independence
  • Splinting
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Wound care and scar management

The following practitioners at CPMG are paediatric hand therapy specialists:

Simone is the principal therapist of Melbourne Children’s Hand Therapy. She is an Occupational Therapist specialising in Paediatric Hand Therapy. Simone has an 18-year association with the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, providing upper-limb programs to support children and young persons to participate in everyday activities in educational, community and home environments.

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