What We Treat

Hand Therapists assess, diagnose, treat, splint, cast and rehabilitate hand, wrist, elbow injuries and conditions.

Conditions commonly managed include:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Soft tissue strains and sprains
  • Lacerations / Wounds
  • Burns
  • Tendon, nerve, artery & joint surgical repairs
  • Tendinopathies
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfers elbow
    • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
    •  Trigger finger/thumb
    • Intersection syndrome
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel compression
  • Dupuytrens surgical releases
  • CRPS
  • Osteoarthritis / RA

First Visit

At your first visit please bring your ACC number and any medical documentation about your injury. You are welcome to bring along a support person too. We will ask you to complete a registration and consent form for our records. We will then carryout a functional assessment, diagnose and treat your condition. We will provide education about the condition and its best practice management.

Treament or course of treatments may include but is not limited to:

  • customised splints
  • Soft casts
  • bracing
  • strapping
  • heat treatment
  • massage
  • exercise programs
  • wound, scar and oedema management
  • removal of stitches
  • sensory testing / desensitisation
  • self management education
  • goal setting - including return to work, function and independence


  Initial Follow-up
ACC Service

No surcharges.

NB: small charge for wound dressings if needed as ACC do not cover dressings.

No surcharges.

Private Non-ACC Patient


NB: Additional costs for splints and dressings.


Non-attendance Fees

Patients may incur a fee up to $70 if they do not provide at least 4 hours notice of their appointment cancellation or do not attend their appointment.

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COVID-19 – Patients please note there will be no face to face hand therapy appointments or interventions. We are only available for teleconference video assessments or phone calls during the government lockdown period. Thank you and stay safe.

Patients, specialists, GP’s or other treatment providers can book an appointment via phone, fax, email or on-line booking system.

Appointments are 30 minute durations. If the patient has just had an operation they may need a longer session so please email or phone to arrange this.

NB: If a patient requires an interpreter they are welcome to bring along their own support person. Alternatively they may seek assistance through ACC.

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09 238 1299

09 281 0121


On-line booking system


Hand Therapist
Teri Mitchell

Teri is a NZ registered Hand Therapist with an Occupational Therapist background. She graduated from Auckland University in 1999. As an OT Teri worked in both hospital and community settings. She holds a special interest in burns and scar management from working as a senior therapist at the Middlemore Hospital Regional Burns Unit.

She has over ten years’ experience in workplace assessments, ergonomics and equipment prescription. She completed her postgraduate studies in 2013 and now specialises in all aspects of hand injuries and rehab. Outside of work Teri enjoys boating, fishing, gardening, netball and athletics.


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