A UNIQUE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC FOR THE ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT OF YOUR
HANDS & WRISTS
All of our staff at Handworx want to ensure that during the threat of COVID-19 pandemic in Waterloo Region that our patients and clients safety is our top priority. The most effective ways to stop the spread of this disease are staying home, keeping distance, and do not invite your friends over. In addition, wash your hands and apply sanitizing agents as often as possible. However, stay in touch; call your friends and family, connect through social media, and support persons who are isolated or on their own.
Our physicians are obligated to continue to provide emergency care for patients at our local hospitals. The hospitals are going to soon be the epicentres of the highest presence of the virus as more people become ill. We want to keep our physicians and staff healthy so they can continue in their roles in providing care to the people we serve. But our physicians are at significant risk of carrying the COVID-19 virus after exposure at the hospital or in the community.
We do not want to transmit the virus on to you or have you transmit the virus on to us. The consequences may be catastrophic for patient care in our region or even deadly to anyone of us. We are now seeing only patients or clients with the most critical need for hand therapy or surgical consultation. For all other patients or clients appointments are being cancelled indefinitely until we understand where the endpoint of this crisis will be. This means that we cannot examine you to understand your diagnosis, and
we cannot send you for investigations and we cannot provide you with treatment.
We are committed to maintaining a presence at the Handworx clinic to be able to answer your questions and ensure we can manage individuals requiring urgent or emergency care. However, in the event that our staff become ill, we may have to temporarily shut the clinic down completely until all are cleared of any residual risk of viral transmission.
Stay safe, be committed to self-protection and the protection of your friends and family, and we will all reduce our collective risk of illness.
Hand Therapy is the art & science of evaluating and treating conditions of the hand and wrist. We use specialized therapeutic interventions to help return you to regular function following injury, impairment, or surgery.
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. Hand surgeons care for these problems with and without surgery. They are specially trained to operate when necessary.
SPLINTS & BRACES
Splints and braces are often necessary for the support and protection of your hand or wrist Many conditions of the hand and wrist may benefit from simple ready-made braces and splints or custom fabricated bracing or splinting options.
Handworx offers EXOS® waterproof casting. This revolutionary and leading custom casting system allows the cast to mold directly to your anatomy for the best possible fit and comfort for you while allowing for exposure to water.
This is week 6 of the 7th tendon surgery. I want to thank Dr. Schuringa for his perseverance, skill and caring. Were it not his concern, I would have had the finger amputated. Together with Adrienne, my therapist extraordinaire, they have refused to give up. My thanks and gratitude to all the Handworx staff.
105 Park Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 1Y3
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible. A $50 fee will be charged for missed appointments not cancelled with more than 24-hour notice.