About

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE:

  • To advance the specialty of Hand Therapy.
  • To promote expertise in the treatment of hand and upper limb conditions by therapists.
  • To encourage interchange of techniques and ideas by both occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in this field.
  • To organise seminars and meetings to educate and inform those interested in hand therapy.
  • To foster a link between Hand Therapy New Zealand and the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand.
  • To circulate a regular newsletter informing of recent advances both in New Zealand and Internationally.
  • To promote and facilitate the advancement of education in the field of Hand Therapy.
  • To support undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in Hand Therapy.
  • To advance recognition of and interest in Hand Therapy by other health professionals.
  • To promote and support the interests of members of the group.
  • To do such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of these objectives.

Executive Information

President

Kelly Davison

Graduated in 1992 & since then has worked in hospital & private practice in the areas of musculoskeletal & hand therapy. Holds a post graduate diploma in Manipulative Therapy. Currently working in a specialist hand & upper limb clinic on the North Shore

Contact Details:

Hands On Rehabilitation,
Level 2, 46 Taharoto Road,
Takapuna,Auckland

phone: 09 4861501
Email: president(at)nzaht.org.nz

Secretary

Kristen Pickles

Graduated in 2004 from AUT with a BHSc. (Physiotherapy). After working at Middlemore Hospital as a new graduate, moved to London and spent 8 years there working as a Hand Therapist in public and private settings. Completed acupuncture training and gained registration with the British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT). Returned to New Zealand and became an NZAHT Registered Hand Therapist in 2014, working at Handworks Grey Lynn and Greenlane clinics.

Contact Details:

Handworks
216 Great South Road
Newmarket

Auckland
Email: secretary(at)nzaht.org.nz

Treasurer

Kate Ward

Graduated in 2005 with a Bsc(Hons)Physiotherapy through Coventry University. Went on to work in the orthopaedic and musculoskeletal fields in England and here in New Zealand. In 2011 developed a specialist interest in the upper limb while working within the Hand Therapy, Burns and Scar Management Service at Waikato Hospital. Became a Registered Hand Therapist before moving into private practice working at Cambridge Hand Therapy and more recently Anglesea Clinic Hand Therapy. Further advanced her skills through completion of her Clinic Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from AUT.

Contact Details:
Cambridge Hand Therapy

Cambridge Community & Sports Physiotherapy

50 Alpha Street

Cambridge

3434

email: treasurer(at)nzaht.org.nz
phone: 07 8274519

Administrative Assistant

Marlene Pouri-Lane is the Administrative Assistant for NZAHT. The Administrative Assistant provides administration services and co-ordinates membership for the Association. This position acts as a liaison with members, potential members, external clients and related organisations.

Contact Details:

41 Boundary Road
Hamilton
New Zealand

Mobile: +64 27 476 5833
Email: admin(at)nzaht.org.nz

Regional Contacts

The following is a list of HTNZ Regional Contacts

Northland

Jane Sweeney (09) 459 5000

tom.riddell(at)clear.net.nz

Auckland

Nikki Healy (09) 529 7461 (Work)

nikki.healy(at)gmail.com

Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Alice Cornforth

(07) 8383798 (Work)

alicecornforthphysio(at)gmail.com

Wellington/Nelson

Josie Timmins (04) 570 9419 (Work)

josie.timmins(at)outlook.com

Christchurch/West Coast

Alison Wilding (03) 344 0053 (Work)

alison(at)intouchhandtherapy.co.nz

Otago/Southland

Miranda Buhler (03) 470 9347 (Work)

miranda.buhler(at)southerndhb.govt.nz