Event details:

Title: Management of common hand problems in general practice
Speakers: Ms Natasha van Zyl, Plastic Surgeon and Jill Chapman, Hand Therapist
Date: Monday 19 July 2021
Time: 7.00pm – 8.15pm
Host: Epworth Hawthorn
Where: Zoom Webinar- dial in from your PC/laptop/mobile phone/tablet
Program: Presentation and Q&A


Hand problems are a frequent cause for presentation to the GP. It may be an injury occurring during the weekend sporting activity or, the result of development of one the common hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, trigger finger, ganglions, osteoarthritis of the base of the thumb and infections.  Left untreated, hand conditions can impact a patient’s capacity to work, do everyday activities, affect their quality of life and could even result in permanent damage.

Plastic Surgeon, Ms Natasha van Zyl, will provide tips for GPs on the examination of common hand conditions and recommend appropriate diagnostic tests. Medical management and surgical treatment options will be discussed with red flags identified for urgent or timely referral to a specialist.

Have you considered a hand therapist to provide treatment to your patient who has presented with a hand condition? In this session, Jill Chapman, Hand Therapist, will discuss the role of hand therapy in the treatment and rehabilitation of common hand problems and provide an overview of the types of hand conditions that can benefit from this hand therapy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of common hand problems.
  • Outline the role of hand therapy in the treatment of common hand problems.
  • Identify patients who would benefit from hand therapy and when referral to a specialist is required.


  • 2 CPD Activity points

Event Registration

Spaces are limited

Spaces are limited.  Please RSVP by providing the following details and a Zoom webinar link will be sent directly to the email address you provided (if you do not receive a link to your inbox, we suggest checking your Spam and Junk folders).

  • First name and surname
  • RACGP number
  • Practice name
  • Practice suburb and postcode
  • Email address
  • Occupation

Please direct your enquiries to [email protected]

Download the event flyer for complete information.