Karyn is an experienced physiotherapist and registered hand therapist having specialised in hand therapy since 2008. In her career of over 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 high quality and expert care of all patients with upper limb problems.
Karyn has appointments available at our Wigram branch.
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Kevin graduated from the University of Otago as a physiotherapist in 2014. He started his Masters in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2015 and worked in Dunedin for a year before moving to Christchurch in 2017.
Since then Kevin has consolidated his physiotherapy skills at Rolleston Sports RehabNZ and Waltham Physiotherapy clinic before deciding to focus on therapy for the upper limb, joining In Touch Hand Therapy in January 2018.
Kevin’s treatment approach uses “hands-on” therapy techniques along with exercise prescription. His pleasant, caring manner enables him to build a good rapport with his patients. Kevin also speaks Mandarin Chinese.
A Registered Hand Therapist, Kevin completed a Postgraduate Hand and Upper Limb Training Programme through Auckland University of Technology.
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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'
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