Therapists

Jill Edwards

PGDip (Ocupational Practice), BHSc(OT),
Registered Hand Therapist, MOTNZ 

Jill gets a real buzz out of helping people regain hand function, particularly of daily tasks such as ability to change nappies, tie their shoelaces, return to knitting or even shake hands. With a degree in Occupational Therapy and a post graduate diploma of Occupational Practice, this has remained a big focus throughout 11 years in hand therapy.

Jill graduated from AUT in 2000 with a Bachelor of Health Science and prior to hand therapy, worked in a variety of roles including community therapy, aged care, return to work programmes and assistive technology.

 

Jill has two school aged children and in any free time enjoys gardening, running and crochet. 

Michelle Caspersonn

MHPrac(Rehab), Registered Hand Therapist,

Acupuncturist, MPNZ 

Graduating from AUT in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Michelle has treated a wide range of conditions including sideline support for sports teams and has completed a Postgraduate Clinical Masters in Rehabilitation.

Nine years in hand therapy has been extremely rewarding...she is always pleased to help patients return to their usual roles at home, work and in sport/leisure as soon as possible.

With three young children, spare time is at a premium. However, she enjoys swimming, reading and exploring the outdoors.

Steph Freeman

PGCert (Rehab), Associate Hand Therapist, BPhty, MPNZ 

After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2010, Steph has primarily worked in private practice, treating a range of musculoskeletal injuries with a hands on approach and exercise rehabilitation focus. Steph has been involved in Pain Management Programs, Return to Work Programs, Women's Health and Pilates, but she has found her true passion in Hand therapy and has completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Rehabilitation.

 

Steph enjoys supporting her clients from an acute injury, through to getting them back to what they enjoy most. In her spare time, Steph loves spending time with her family, swimming laps, and the occasional squash game!

 

Fees

ACC/Insurer co-payment first visit: $25
ACC/Insurer co-payment followup: 
$10

To note...

  • Other charges may apply eg. for consumables such as tape or for exercise equipment.

  • Please give us notice of at least 4 hours if you need to change your appointment.

  • Please bring any referral information (from GP, ACC or other insurer)

  • Please bring a list of your current medications

  • You are likely to have a better result if you are seen as soon as possible after an injury.

  • Please follow wearing instructions if a splint/dressing has been applied in the emergency room until review at hand therapy.

  • Treatment may include splinting, wound care, scar treatment, swelling management, taping, stretching, massage, acupuncture, tailored programme of movements/exercises.

Private first visit: $115
Private followup: 
$85

 

Contact Us

All About Hands

223 Otumoetai Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga

(Situated within Tauranga Physio)

Phone: 07 576 3606

Email: admin@allabouthands.co.nz

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