Rachel Atkinson

Drury Clinic Team Leader

Physiotherapist & Reg. Hand Therapist

Rachel graduated from Auckland Institute of Technology in 1987. Following three years of broad physiotherapy experience both at Waikato hospital and in the UK, she returned home and was employed at Middlemore hospital. It was here she was introduced to the exciting specialty of Burns and Plastics rehabilitation. This included hand therapy, Rachel spent over a year in this outpatient role enjoying the art of splint making, educating patients and assisting them achieve their goals of returning to work, home tasks, sport and leisure.

Rachel gained Registered Hand Therapist status in 2001. She later served two years on the NZAHT executive committee as secretary. Rachel has also held a sales & education role in the hand therapy field.

Living locally, Rachel opened Moving Hands in 2006 and they joined the Hands On Rehabilitation group in 2018.

Rachel especially enjoys treating multi trauma, those with complex pain and problem solving to make alternative splints.

When not at work Rachel enjoys family holidays, tramping, pilates and walking her dog.