Hand Therapy

If you have an injury or condition that affects the use or movement of your elbow, forearm, wrist or hand, we have two expert physiotherapists in our team who can help you.  Helen and Sarah are NZ Registered Hand Therapists and have specialist qualifications which allow them to accurately assess and treat your hand or lower arm.   


Whether you have pins and needles in your hand, have wrist/thumb pain after lifting your baby, have fallen and sprained your wrist, or you have caught your finger playing netball or rugby, then we can help you recover.

Helen and Sarah liaise closely with hand specialists/surgeons and other health professionals, so if they are unable to help you, they will be able to refer you onto someone who can. 

Some of the common elbow, forearm, wrist or hand injuries and hand conditions we treat are:

  • Fractures 
  • Joint sprains and dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon injures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Pain conditions
  • Post-operative care
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve compressions, including carpal tunnel
  • CRPS

The treatments we offer are:

  • Splint making
  • Scar management
  • Pain management
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Exercises – Stretches and strengthening
  • Advice on safely returning to work and sport

We are very lucky that Helen and Sarah are also highly experienced general physiotherapists who can competently treat any co-existing shoulder, neck, back and lower limb problems you may have.

At Pukekohe Physiotherapy we treat both ACC and non-ACC (private) patients.  No doctors referral is needed which means you can come directly to us with your injury/condition. We can lodge ACC claims and refer for investigations as needed.

Both Helen and Sarah hold specialised Hand Therapy ACC contracts. This means there is no charge for your hand appointments or hand splints if you have an ACC injury.  Private patients (non ACC) will incur a charge. The cost of materials and splinting will be added to this.  If you are unsure if your problem will be covered by ACC, please ask our receptionists about accident criteria.