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.

Please follow this link to see HTNZ's 2021/2022 Office bearers and Position holders


Executive Information

President

Doug Bryant

Contact Details:

Hand Rehab

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.

Rebecca Harris

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

Veronika Brdanovic

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

Joshua Woodside

otago(at)handtherapy.org.nz