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Hand Therapy

Hand Therapists are registered Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who are specialised in assessing and treating injury and non-injury related conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.

This outpatient clinic is located in Module 5 at Manukau SuperClinic™ and is for all types of hand conditions e.g. orthopaedic, burns, post-surgical.

Inclusion Criteria
New Zealand residents (adults and children) who live within the Counties Manukau region with any of the following conditions:

  • Trauma of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.
  • Non-traumatic conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow (e.g. osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, De Quervain’s, Dupuytren’s contracture, trigger finger, etc).
  • Rheumatology patients following surgical procedures to the hand, wrist, elbow or upon referral from Rheumatology OT.
  • Brachial plexus injuries.
  • Congenital hand deformities.


 Exclusion Criteria

  • Gross movement/pain anomalies of neurological cause such as CVA, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy etc (except where those patients have undergone a corrective surgical procedure at Counties Manukau Health).
  • Anomalies of neurological cause in those who have received Botox injections.
  • Shoulder injuries/conditions (these patients will be seen by MSOP physiotherapy).
  • Rheumatology patients (except those who have undergone surgical procedures).
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain’s associated with pregnancy (these patients will be seen by the women’s health physiotherapist).
  • Non-New Zealand residents.

Contact details for Hand Therapy

External Phone: (09) 250 8053
External Fax: (09) 250 8054

This page was last updated at 9:52AM on March 20, 2024.