At Hand Works, we pride ourselves on being evidence-based, ensuring our assessments and treatments are supported by the best available research and clinical evidence, so that patients have the best outcomes.

We have an in-house Research Coordinator, Dr Thuy Tran, who's role is to mentor and support therapists in the research domain. Thuy has worked at Hand Works for over a decade has been the driving force in developing systems to ensure that high level quality research opportunities are available for all clinicians and collaborators, such as surgeons and other allied health professionals.

Thuy has successfully completed her doctorate studies, in which she led a randomised control trial that was conducted at Hand Works. She has extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and has published in both international and national peer-reviewed journals. She provides ongoing research education and mentors clinical projects throughout the year, whilst encouraging all staff to embark on their own research endeavours.

We are open to collaborations in research within the industry from data collection, retrospective studies to clinical trials. Hand Works had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed institutions like Griffith University on their retrospective study on treatment for TFCC repairs. Currently, we are assisting Associate Professor Matthew Lawson-Smith with data collection for his PhD research on Wrist Fusion and Minimally Invasive DIPJ Fusion.

As we look towards the future, we are eager to expand our collaborative efforts with like-minded organisations and researchers. If you like to express your interest in working together, please contact us.

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