Island Hand Therapy Clinic (3 clinics)

Site Address:

310 - 1900 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8R 4R2

Facility Type:
Placement Category:
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We look forward to working with you during your placement. We hope to give you some understanding of the specialized field of hand therapy, which will touch everyone’s practice in one way or another.

Island Hand Therapy has three locations: Victoria, Sidney, and Langford. The location(s) of your placement will depend on the availability of supervising therapists – you would be working in one or two clinics, never three. Each clinic is approximately 30 minutes from the other locations, with good public transportation available.

We enjoy having students, as we feel that the mutual benefits to the student, supervisor(s), and clients are great.

Site Details

Placement Category: 


Facility Type:

Private Practice

Patient population description:

Clients have all had some form of hand surgery, injury, or condition. We see them from the very early stages through to rehab and conditioning, if applicable. Clients can be from 0-99 years of age. We see clients covered under WorkSafeBC, ICBC, Department of National Defense, Social Services, Third Party Insurance, etc,. as well as private clients.

Physiotherapist expertise on site (special interests, degrees, certificates, etc.):

The majority of our physiotherapists are Certified Hand Therapists in addition to their basic training.

These types of learning opportunities may be available at this site:

The clinic is 100% hand therapy, so the student will get good exposure in this specialty. They will get some understanding of splinting, return to work planning, etc. Depending on the timing of the placement, the student may be involved in a staff meeting, in-service, or hand rounds.

Possible Interprofessional opportunities at this site:

We have Occupational Therapists in the clinic as well as Physical Therapists.

For information on pre-placement requirements and orientation please refer to the specific health authority listing, found here.

If you need to update your current site profile please send an email with the updated information.