Hand Therapy

Hand therapists are occupational therapists or physiotherapists who have specific experience in treating hand and upper limb injury or illness.

WorkSafe will only pay for hand therapy services by providers who:

See: Hand Therapy Services application form


The policy provides guidelines for hand therapy services.

See: Policy for Hand Therapy Services

The policy provides guidelines about:

  • what costs will be paid for
  • what costs will not be paid for
  • who can provide hand therapy services
  • service standards
  • reporting requirements of hand therapists
  • referral requirements.
Fee Schedule

WorkSafe publish a fee schedule for the maximum amounts that it will pay for a range of hand therapy categories.

See: Occupational Therapy Services Fee Schedule | Physiotherapy Services Fee Schedule | EIPF Physiotherapy Services Fee Schedule | Cost of Services

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