Alison Coyle

Clinic Manager & Educator

Occupational Therapist & Reg. Hand Therapist

BSc(OT), PGD (Western Acupuncture), MHPrac(hons)

Alison graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1993 with a Degree in Occupational Therapy. She was then based in New York and London from 1994-1997, working in paediatrics and hand therapy. Choosing to emigrate to NZ in 1998, Alison took a role as Section Head of burns, plastics and hand therapy at Middlemore Hospital, helping plan and develop the growing services there. Alison then moved in to private practice, working and co-partnering a clinic with a hand therapy and vocational rehabilitation focus. Alison has been with Hands On Rehabilitation since 2004.

Areas of particular expertise and interest include scar management, paediatrics, congenital hand conditions, neurological splinting and vocational rehabilitation. Alison has also maintained a strong presence within the NZAHT; teaching undergraduate occupational therapists and post graduate programmes on hand therapy at Auckland University of Technology. She also teaches a number of splinting courses around the country. Alison is currently managing our Hibiscus Coast clinic.