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 the New Zealand Association of Hand Therapists 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

Susan Fromm

Graduated in 1996 from Otago School of Physiotherapy. Introduced to hand therapy at Waikato Hospital in 1997 and has since worked in the Middle East setting up a full time hand clinic in Abu Dhabi. Returned to Auckland in 2007 working at Handworks Therapy. Completed Masters in Health Practise in 2013.

Contact Details:
P O Box 74059,
Greenlane,
Auckland

email: treasurer(at)nzaht.org.nz
phone: 09 529 7461

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 NZAHT 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