Welcome to Bay Hand Therapy

Providing quality hand therapy services in the Bay of Plenty for over 10 years.

Hand therapy is the specialised treatment of finger, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow injuries.

At Bay Hand Therapy, we have an experienced team of passionate hand therapists, with a over 38 years of combined hand therapy experience. We are well-equipped to provide advanced and up to date rehabilitation for our patients, helping them achieve an optimal outcome from their injuries.

Through post graduate study and training, our physiotherapists are registered hand therapists or associate hand therapists (Hand Therapy New Zealand). We enjoy a close working relationships with hand surgeons, general practioners, and other physiotherapists and health professionals. We accept referrals from these professionals, but also accept self-referrals and are able to fill out ACC claims forms on your behalf (in the case of an accident related injury).

 

 

Phone (07) 5779790 or email us at office@bayhandtherapy.co.nz for more information

 

 

Tauranga Hand Therapy

Our Services

 
What we do

At Bay Hand Therapy Ltd we assess and treat injuries of the hand and upper limb (from the elbow to the finger tips) including:

  • sprains/strains
  • fractures
  • lacerations
  • tendon repairs/injuries
  • tendonitis/tendonosis
  • nerve injuries
  • amputations
  • replantations
  • crush injuries
  • burns
  • arthritis
  • gradual process
  • post surgical Dupuytren's release

We also see post-surgical patients - both elective surgery and trauma surgery.

Assessment and Treatment

On the first appointment an assessment is performed where we aim to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient.

An initial assessment involves taking a verbal history from the patient and then performing a physical examination on the affected part of the limb(s). It is from this history that a treatment plan and set of goals can be established.

Treatment may involve:

  • splinting (custom made thermoplastic or pre-fabricated bracing)
  • swelling control
  • range of motion exercises
  • passive stretches
  • joint mobilisations
  • soft tissues techniques
  • strengthening exercises
  • advice and education
  • activity modification
  • wound and scar management

Follow up appointments involve reassessment and treatment techniques as above.

 

Our Practice

 

History

Bay Hand Therapy Ltd opened in February 2007 in order to provide previously absent Hand Therapy services to the Western Bay of Plenty area. Recognising a lack of specialised hand therapy services in this area, Danielle Ellis moved back to her hometown and set up the practice. The practice has grown steadily and now employs 4 other Hand Therapists. 

We are centrally located at 57 Fraser Street (Memorial Park end). Click here for a location map.

 

Our Fees

 
For an accepted ACC claim

ACC Initial Visit co-payment fee         $25

ACC Followup Visit co-payment fee    $10 per visit

 

Visitors to NZ: All visitors to New Zealand are covered by ACC if you have an accident during your stay that causes an injury.

Private visits

Initial Consultation     $120

Followup Visit             $80 per visit

Plus charges for any materials and/or splinting

 

We also have Southern Cross Easy-Claim

Our Team

 
Danielle Ellis
Hand Therapist/Director

Danielle is a physiotherapist (MPNZ) and registered hand therapist (HTNZ).

Danielle is the director of Bay Hand Therapy Limited.

Hayley Ferris
Hand Therapist

Hayley is a physiotherapist (MPNZ) and registered hand therapist (HTNZ). Hayley is currently on maternity leave.

Mike Ellis
Hand Therapist

Mike is a physiotherapist (MPNZ) and a registered hand therapist (HTNZ).

Kyra Timmo
Kyra Timmo
Administrator/Receptionist

Kyra started with Bay Hand Therapy in 2016

Evelyn Willmann
Hand Therapist

Evelyn is a physiotherapist (MPNZ) and registered hand therapist (HTNZ).

Contact Us

 

Bay Hand Therapy

Opening Hours:

8.00 am to 5 pm Monday- Thursday 

8.00am to 4.30pm Friday

Tauranga Clinic

+64 7 577 9790

+64 7 577 9791

tauranga@bayhandtherapy.co.nz

57 Fraser Street
Tauranga
New Zealand