Neil graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2011. He worked in vocational rehabilitation for several years, before completing his Postgraduate study in hand therapy in 2014 and became fully registered in 2016. Since then he has worked as a hand therapist in private practice. Neil takes a holistic approach to patient care and enjoys helping patients meet their rehabilitation goals. He also has an interest in massage therapy and has gained additional qualifications in this area.
Neil has appointments available at the Rolleston and Wigram branches.
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Karyn is an experienced physiotherapist and registered hand therapist having specialised in hand therapy since 2008. In her career of 25 years she has gained broad experience of orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy in private practice and hospitals in New Zealand and the UK. Karyn has post-graduate training in manipulative therapy and acupuncture, been a physiotherapy tutor and musculoskeletal clinical specialist in a UK orthopaedics department. Her particular interest in hand therapy is in sports injuries, fracture and post-surgery management. Karyn likes to empower patients to take control of their upper limb injury through a thorough understanding of their condition and how to manage it – particularly by using effective exercises and comfortable splints.
Karyn and Alison have worked in partnership since 2014 growing In Touch Hand Therapy with the aim of providing excellent, specialist care of all patients with upper limb problems.
Karyn has appointments available at the Rolleston and Wigram branches.
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Alison is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist and hand therapist. She qualified in the UK in 1987, and since then has worked in both hospital and private practice settings. She became especially interested in hand injuries and became a Registered HT in 2004. She has additional qualifications in acupuncture and adult learning and is currently undertaking postgraduate study at AUT in Health Sciences. Her skills include manual therapy techniques, splinting, and the holistic management of persistent pain. She enjoys all aspects of patient care and upper limb rehabilitation, especially acute hand and wrist injuries, thumb arthritis and tennis elbow management. Alison established In Touch Hand Therapy in 2009, and is one of the two current co-directors'
Alison has appointments available at the Wigram branch. View details »