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HELLO 2021

Hello everyone!

To all of our patients and friends, the team at Melbourne Hand Rehab would like to say a big Happy New Year to all. We hope everybody has had a safe and relaxing break and looking forward to starting the new year with a splash.

Summertime heat isn't great when you have to wear a cast or splint. If you find yourself dealing with an itchy, sweaty or smelly cast or splint we've put together our top 10 tips to help you.

And just for fun, we've got a cheeky set of rules for a 'no arguments' game of Backyard Cricket.

Our first free patient webinar for 2021 is on Rheumatoid Arthritis and the SARAH management program. If you'd like to learn more about the condition and methods of pain management you can register HERE for details.

In this issue:
  • Help! My cast is hot & itchy!
  • Blog: Top 12 rules of Backyard Cricket
  • Learn about managing Rheumatoid Arthritis at our free patient information webinar
Happy New Year,

Karen and the team at Melbourne Hand Rehab
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Okay so it's not great that you have to wear a cast or splint during summer. Even worse when it gets hot and itchy.
Watch Linda explain our hot(!) top 10 ways to stay cool, calm and collected through summer without wrecking your cast or splint or interrupting your rehab.
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The sun is shining and the BBQ is sizzling, it’s time to get the family together for Australia’s favourite summer pastime – Backyard Cricket! 
But as we all know, a friendly game can quickly turn pretty competitive when rules aren’t clearly defined, so we’ve put together our top 12 rules for Backyard Cricket.
Sometimes our enthusiasm to impress Nanna can get the better of us, so think twice about taking that screamer or over extending while diving for the ball. Take care when playing backyard games to avoid an emergency time-out!
Our team will be here if you need us over summer (except the public holidays) for regular care and to deal with any unfortunate festive mishaps. Enjoy the backyard cricket, be super careful with any family footy, and better yet, play it safe with a game of French Cricket!
Wishing you a relaxing and joyful holiday season from the Melbourne Hand Rehab family to yours.

Our Top 12 Rules for Backyard Cricket

1. Choosing teams

  • Teams should be equally balanced in terms of numbers, abilities and sobriety
  • Kids v Adults is a terrible idea and will end in tears (not always the kids’)
  • The dog does not count as a team member, Nanna does

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Our webinar on Rheumatoid Arthritis and the SARAH management program is running on January 21 and we'd love to see you there.

Webinars are a great way to learn about Hand Therapy in the comfort of your own home. Our free webinar series addresses commonly occurring conditions that we see in the clinic. Other sessions include:
  • Managing chronic wrist pain and the SMoC program (sensorimotor control exercise program)
  • Hand Osteoarthritis management
  • 'Mummy Hands' – Hand conditions that effect new parents
All are welcome so please share the details with anyone that you feel might benefit from these sessions. 
For more information or to register for a free webinar,
Call 03 9458 5166 or Email:

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