It is your own responsibility to assess whether it is safe to drive with an orthosis or cast. Please bear in mind that you are not insured in case of an accident for your own damages or damages to others as long as you are not in possession of a written declaration of your insurance company.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hand therapy is a specialization of occupational therapy and physiotherapy and usually consists of a combination of the two. Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists have finished a specific education and are qualified regarding:
- All medical conditions of the hand
- Hand anatomy
- Wound healing
- Surgical developments and innovations in regard to hand therapy
- Fabricating/fitting, and where needed, adjusting (ready-made) spalks/splints
- Working with prostheses
- Treating sports and repetitive strain injuries
- Recognizing (post-surgical) complications
Due to the fact that a part of the muscles in the hand have their origin in the forearm, and the nerves that operate the hand run through the entire arm, the specialization of hand therapy is not limited to the hand but includes the entire arm.
On our contact information page you are able to make an appointment.
It is important to keep your social security number and the name of your general practitioner at hand when you give us a call.
Yes, there is free parking, in Winschoten, as well as in Groningen. In both cases there is a parking lot behind the building the practice is situated in.
In Delfzicht there is a parking lot in front of the building. You will be able to park your car here for free. During opening hours of the out-patient clinic on working days, especially between 08:30 and 10:00, it can be difficult to find a parking space. Please keep this in mind when you come for an appointment, so you will make it on time.
You can call +31597-413333 to cancel you appointment.
In case you cancel at least 24 hours prior to your appointment, you will not be charged for the cancellation
All 3 locations are easily accessible by public transport. Please check 9292.nl for the most up-to-date possibilities and times
This is not necessary.
Yes, that is possible. Under the heading Team you can see which hand therapist works at what location. When you make an appointment over the phone you can indicate who you would like to have as your hand therapist
Only a document of identification and the referral if you received this. We have an abundance of towels, dressing materials and tape. However, if you received special dressing materials from the hospital you can bring these to the appointment.
A treatment session lasts 15-30 minutes on average. The intake appointment lasts usually a bit longer, about 45 minutes. When we manufacture a hand-tailored orthosis (brace/splint) it can take up to 1.5 hours
You can find the information under the header: reimbursement
Our location in Winschoten is part of Beweegcentrum Winschoten (‘movement health center’). Here we will be able to treat you for a wide range of complaints that are related to movement. For instance, complaints of the back, neck, shoulder, hip, or knee. The cause of the complaints can be anything, we treat everything from sports injuries to neurological disorders. At our location in Delfzijl and Groningen we exclusively treat the upper extremity (hand, arm, wrist) but we have a large network and we can find you another physiotherapist who will be able to help you with other specific injuries.
That is certainly possible. When you are disadvantaged with reduced mobility there is the possibility that we treat you at home. However, it is important that your GP indicates this. When it is necessary to make you a hand-tailored orthosis (brace/splint) it is convenient that you come and visit us. We need instruments that we will not be able to bring to your house. Fortunately this usually only is necessary once.
There is no waiting list. We strive for you to be able to make an appointment with us within two days of application. If there is a more urgent indication we can even start treatment within 24 hours.
You will be able to find more information about this under the heading: reimbursement.