Hand therapy is the advanced assessment and treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow injuries by physiotherapists or occupational therapists who have undergone extensive post-graduate training.
Our team of passionate hand therapists have over 45 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.
We have 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 email@example.com for more information
At Bay Hand Therapy Ltd we assess and treat injuries of the hand and upper limb (from the elbow to the finger tips) including:
We also see post-surgical patients - both elective surgery and trauma surgery.
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:
Follow up appointments involve reassessment and treatment techniques as above.
Bay Hand Therapy 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 5 other Hand Therapists.
We are centrally located at 57 Fraser Street (Memorial Park end). Click here for a location map. We also have a satelite clinic located in the Katikati Health Centre at 4 Clive Road, Katikati.
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.
Initial Consultation $125
Followup Visit $85 per visit
Plus charges for any materials and/or splinting
We also have Southern Cross Easy-Claim
8.00 am to 5 pm Monday- Thursday
8.00am to 4.30pm Friday