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Kelly Davison

Director

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Dip Physiotherapy, PGD HSc (Manips)

Kelly graduated as a Physiotherapist from Auckland Institute of Technology in 1992. Working as a staff physiotherapist at Middlemore Hospital she developed a passion for hand therapy, particularly enjoying...

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Tania Stephenson

Director

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Dip Physiotherapy, PGD HSc (Manips), MHSC

Tania completed her Physiotherapy Diploma in 1992. She has worked in both the public hospital and private practice sectors in Auckland and London, UK. Tania has undertaken post graduate studies in Manipulative...

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Alison Coyle

Hibiscus Coast Clinic Team Leader & Educator

Occupational Therapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physio), BSc (Sport Sci), PGDip Teach

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...

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Tony Faulkner

Manukau Clinic Team Leader

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

ony graduated from the Auckland Institute of Technology in 1997 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. After graduating, he worked at Middlemore Hospital and Manukau Super Clinic before travelling...

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Kirsty Neal

Akoranga Clinic Team Leader

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), BSc (Sport Sci), PGD (Teach)

Kirsty completed a Bachelor in Health Science (Physiotherapy) degree from Auckland University of Technology in 2009. During her studies, she gained valuable experience observing and working alongside on our...

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Larissa Fisher

Albany Clinic Team Leader

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Larissa qualified from Auckland Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 1994. After graduating she worked at Auckland Hospital as a Rotational Physiotherapist...

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Jelena Nasmith

Westgate Clinic Team Leader

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), MHSc

Since graduating from the Auckland University of Technology in 2005, Jelena worked in private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist on Auckland’s North Shore. Jelena has worked with a number of sports...

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Sarah Te Whare

Drury Clinic Team Leader

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Grad Dip Physiotherapy

Sarah qualified in 1988 from St Mary’s School of Physiotherapy in London. After graduating she worked for four years at Central Middlesex hospital in London and part-time for Feltham football club...

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Alisha McKeown

Westgate Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

Profile coming soon...

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Amy van der Heyden

Akoronga Clinic

Occupational Therapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Bachelor Occupational Therapy, PGD HSc (Rehab)

Amy graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 2013 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. After graduating, Amy completed an internship in India before returning to New Zealand and working in a Hospital based setting in rehabilitation...

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Ann Davidson

Albany Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Dip Physiotherapy, ADP (OMT)

Ann graduated from Otago Physiotherapy School in 1982 and completed her post-graduate manipulative therapy at AUT in 1989. Ann has worked on the Shore since 1994. Since 2001, she has worked solely in Hand...

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Andrea Moses

On Sabbatical

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Dip Physiotherapy, ADP (OMT), MScMedSci (Hons)

Andrea is a passionate part-time practitioner with more than 20 years experience as a physiotherapist. Hand therapy has been her focus for the past twelve years. Andrea is especially interested in the whole upper limb...

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Barb Murdoch

Akoranga Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BPhty, PGD Sports Medicine, PGC (Rehab)

Barb graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University in 1999. She then spent ten years working overseas in both Australia and the UK, predominantly in the private practice setting. She has a particular...

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Becky Masters

On Maternity Leave

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGC HSc (Western Acupuncture)

Becky qualified as a physiotherapist from Auckland University of Technology in 2012. After graduating, she started working in general musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Becky’s interest in hand therapy first started...

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Brierley McCarten

Hibiscus Coast Clinic

Occupational Therapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Occupational Therapy)

Brierley graduated from the Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy in 2000. Brierley gained her early years of experience in hand therapy on the advanced...

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Chantal Choromanski

Akoranga Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGC (Rehab)

Chantal graduated as a Physiotherapist from Auckland University of Technology in 2008. Thereafter she gained experience as a private practice musculoskeletal physiotherapist...

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Claire Kriel

Manukau & Drury Clinics

Occupational Therapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Bachelor Occupational Therapy, PGDip (Hand Therapy)

Claire graduated from the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. After graduating, she worked in East London, (SA) at Frere Hospital...

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David Beattie

Akoranga Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

Dip Physiotherapy, PGD HSc (Manips), MHTNZ

Since graduating from ATI in Auckland in 1990 David has worked for the last 25 years in private practice on the North Shore. David has extensive experience in Sport Physiotherapy working as the physiotherapist...

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Donna Hickmott

Albany Clinic

Physiotherapist & Reg. Hand Therapist

Dip Phys, Dip MT, PGD(Manip), MHPrac (hons)

Donna graduated from Auckland Institute of Technology in 1980 and has an impressive knowledge in the musculoskeletal field, gained from working in private practice and teaching at Auckland University of...

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Elsabé Du Preez

On Maternity Leave

Occupational Therapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BOccTher, PGD Hand Therapy

Elsabé graduated from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2005 with a Bachelors of Occupational Therapy. She worked in Spinal, Vocational, Neurological, Medical Rehabilitation as well as...

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Elizabeth (Lilly) Taura (nee Somerfield)

Westgate Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Dip Physiotherapy, MHPrac (Hons)

Lilly joined the Hands On team in 2005 on her return from living and working in London. She brings to her clinical practice experience from a wide variety of public health physiotherapy roles since graduating from...

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Felicity Stevens

Albany Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Felicity graduated from AUT in 2012 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). After graduating she started working in private practice. Felicity has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy...

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Hannah Sutherland

Hibiscus Coast Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Hannah graduated from AUT with a bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). After graduating, Hannah worked as a private musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Auckland for two years...

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Janine Manga

Akoranga Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BSc BA BHSc (Physio) PGC(Rehab)

Janine graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2004 and began...

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Jennifer Leaton

Westgate Clinic

Occupational Therapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BHSc (Occupational Therapy)

Since graduating, Jennifer has worked at Middlemore Hospital, completing Junior rotations including a year at the Spinal unit, and the Hand Therapy & Burns unit...

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Jodee Parker

Akoranga Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGD (Musculo), PGC (Rehab)

Jodee graduated from Auckland Institute of Technology in 1998 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. After graduating, she worked at Whangarei Hospital before travelling/working in the UK...

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Joanne Covacich

Albany Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

Dip Physiotherapy, PGD HSc (Rehab)

Jo Qualified from Auckland Technical Institute with a Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1989. Following graduation, she initially worked at Tauranga Hospital then Middlemore Hospital for several years...

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Karryn Smith

Akoranga Clinic

Occupational Therapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BOT, PGC (Rehab)

Karryn graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2008. Initially completing a new graduate rotation scheme through Hutt Hospital, she then went on to travel...

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Karine Dellow

On Extended Leave

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGD (Sport & Ex)

Since graduating from Auckland University of Technology in 2006, Karine has worked in a private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Karine has approximately six years experience providing acute injury...

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Kate Osborne

Hibiscus Coast Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Kate graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2000 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). Since then she has worked in many physiotherapy roles in New Zealand and the UK...

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Katie Northfield

Hibiscus Coast Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BSc (Hons) ,PGC (Acupuncture), MHSc

After qualifying with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Brighton in 2003, Katie worked in the public health system at Basildon University Hospital in Essex. She worked in a wide variety...

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Kristen Pickles

Westgate Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Kristen graduated from AUT in 2004, working at Middlemore Hospital where she found a love of Burns and Plastics and Hand Therapy. Moving to London in 2006, she continued working in the field and completed her British Association of Hand Therapy accreditation...

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Lindsay Egbers

Albany Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGC (Rehab)

After graduating from the Auckland University of Technology in 2009 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy, Lindsay worked at Waikato Hospital where he developed an interest in Hand Therapy...

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Louise Moore

Hibiscus Coast Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGD (Rehab), MHPrac

Louise graduated from AUT in 2005 with a Bachelor of Health Science (physiotherapy) degree. After graduating Louise worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Auckland for five years, and during...

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Julie Bartlett

Albany Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGC (Acupuncture), MHPrac, PGC (Rehab)

Julie graduated from AUT in 2009 with her physiotherapy degree. Since graduating Julie has worked in private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, as well as working within the rugby community...

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Johanna Baumann

Akoranga Clinic

Physiotherapist & Registered Hand Therapist

B.AppSc (Physiotherapy), PGDip (Rehab)

Johanna graduated from Sydney University in 2003 with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. Following this, she spent 7 years working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and pilates instructor in private practices and hospitals in Australia...

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Mark Lanigan

Albany clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGDip (musculoskeletal)

Since graduating from physiotherapy school at Auckland University of Technology in 2003, Mark has spent the majority of his career...

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Naomi Marshall

Hibiscus Coast Clinic

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BSc (Hons) (Physiotherapy)

Naomi qualified in 1996 with a BSC(Hons) in Physiotherapy form Sheffield Hallam University, her interest in Hands and plastics started from a junior rotation at Queens Mary's Roehampton. She quickly became a senior...

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Ronnie Brdanovic

Albany & Hibiscus Coast Clinics

Physiotherapist & Associate Hand Therapist

Profile coming soon...

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