Treatment While You Wait

Posted on 12/02/2012

ASHT member Mike Szekeres, OT, CHT, was recently featured in the London Free Press' Business Buzz. Mike is the president of Hand Therapy Canada, which provides therapy while a patient waits to be seen by a surgeon.  People and companies in the local business community Business Buzz: Nov. 26 By Hank Daniszewski, The London Free Press Sunday, November 25, 2012 3:57:54 EST PM (Photo by MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press) Treatment while you wait Patients with hand injuries are able to receive treatment at a north London clinic while they wait to see a surgeon. Hand Therapy Canada provides assessment and treatment for all hand, wrist and elbow injuries. The clinic mainly deals with referrals from family doctors and surgeons but also accepts referrals from occupational therapists, insurance companies as well as self-referrals. Company president Mike Szekeres said patients seeing family doctors often face a significant waiting period to consult with a surgeon on non-emergency cases. Hand Therapy Canada can provide immediate therapy and splinting while the patient is waiting to been seen by a surgeon, he said. “Whether additional surgical consultation is needed or not, we are now the primary choice for many family physicians in London for rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries.” Hand Therapy started treating patients in their homes in 2009. The company moved into a medical building at 1135 Adelaide St. N., renting space within the CBI Physiotherapy clinic. Hand Therapy Canada also has a clinic in Ottawa and has therapists working on a contract basis in Wingham and Sarnia who treat clients in their homes. The company employs five occupational therapists and two physical therapists.   Read more at London Free Press