About

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE:

  • To advance the specialty of Hand Therapy.
  • To promote expertise in the treatment of hand and upper limb conditions by therapists.
  • To encourage interchange of techniques and ideas by both occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in this field.
  • To organise seminars and meetings to educate and inform those interested in hand therapy.
  • To foster a link between Hand Therapy New Zealand and the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand.
  • To circulate a regular newsletter informing of recent advances both in New Zealand and Internationally.
  • To promote and facilitate the advancement of education in the field of Hand Therapy.
  • To support undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in Hand Therapy.
  • To advance recognition of and interest in Hand Therapy by other health professionals.
  • To promote and support the interests of members of the group.
  • To do such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of these objectives.

Download the HTNZ Position Holders (awaiting update to document)


Executive Information

President

Doug Bryant

Contact Details:

Hand Rehab


phone:
Email: president(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Secretary

Josie Timmins


Email: secretary(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Treasurer

Lindsay Egbers


Email: treasurer(at)handtherapy.org.nz


Administrative Assistant


The Administrative Assistant provides administration services and co-ordinates membership for the Association. This position acts as a liaison with members, potential members, external clients and related organisations.

Contact Details:

Diane Rothwell

Physical Address

C/- Physiotherapy NZ, Level 6, 342 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Phone +64 4 894 1685
Email: admin(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Regional Contacts

The following is a list of HTNZ Regional Contacts

Northland

Jane Sweeney (09) 459 5000

northland(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Auckland

Teri Mitchell (09) 238 1299 (Work)

auckland(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Alice Cornforth

(07) 8383798 (Work)

waikato(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Wellington/Nelson

Lisa Turner (04) 471 1012

wellington(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Christchurch/West Coast

Tyler Pereira

canterbury(at)handtherapy.org.nz

Otago/Southland

Josh Woodside

otago(at)handtherapy.org.nz