Robyn Midgley | BSc (Hons) OT, AHT (BAHT), ECHT (EFSHT)
British Accredited & European Certified Hand Therapist
After qualifying for a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy, Robyn worked at Baragwanath Hospital for two years where she established a cardiac rehabilitation unit, worked in the adult and paediatric burn unit and then in the hand trauma unit. She then went to London to specialise in hand therapy. Robyn worked at the prestigious Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust for 8 years where she treated orthopaedic and plastic surgery out-patients with traumatic and elective hand and upper limb injuries. Following on from this role, Robyn went on to pioneer the Extended Scope Practitioners (ESP) role in order to support the hand unit by performing advanced clinical assessments, ordering of specialist investigations such as MRI and CT scans, initiating treatment, and referring on for surgery if necessary.
Robyn assisted in the development of the ESP wrist assessment clinic and later a therapy-led clinic for post-surgical patients and the training of therapists as well as the development of trauma and elective treatment guidelines based on evidence-based research and clinical evaluations.
Robyn returned to South Africa to establish Hand Therapy Consulting in 2011. The knowledge and skills that she gained in the United Kingdom permits her to conduct highly specialist assessments, initiate treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic hand injuries and refer to various specialists for further investigations or surgery if necessary. Robyn has established credible relationships with established hand surgeons where collaborative treatment plans are developed based on her trusted advice and expert opinion.
Robyn enjoys sharing her clinical knowledge and expertise by participating in training programs and special interest groups. She has also presented at national and international conferences, and has published articles in reputable hand therapy journals.
- Professional & School Sport Injuries
- Chronic Stiffness of the Elbow, Wrist or Hand
- Acute & Chronic Wrist Pain
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Tendon Injuries
- Repetitive Stress Injuries (Musicians)
- Work Related Upper Limb Disorder