If you have an injury or condition that affects the use or movement of your elbow, forearm, wrist or hand, we have an expert physiotherapist in our team who can help you. Helen is a NZ Registered Hand Therapist and has specialist qualifications which allow her 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 Helen can help you recover.
Helen liaises closely with hand specialists/surgeons and other health professionals, so if she is unable to help you, she 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:
Joint sprains and dislocations
Nerve compressions, including carpal tunnel
The treatments we offer are:
Exercises – Stretches and strengthening
Advice on safely returning to work and sport
We are very lucky that Helen is also highly experienced general physiotherapist 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.
Helen holds 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.