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We are excited to introduce and welcome Leigh Law to The Hand Therapists. Leigh will be starting in November and is a New Zealand registered hand therapist. Upon graduating as an occupational therapist in 1991 from Glasgow’s Queen's College, in Scotland she worked in orthopaedics and then paediatrics. Both of these fields of practice included elements of hand therapy and splinting. After immigrating to New Zealand in 2004 with her family, Leigh was keen to focus on hand therapy and became a registered hand therapist in 2009. She has very much enjoyed this role, over the last thirteen years, helping guide her patients back to their optimal function.
Craig Hawkyard, Tyler Pereira and Leigh Law are pleased to offer a hand therapy service to people with elbow, forearm, wrist and hand injury and/or pathology.
Craig and Tyler are both Registered Members of Hand Therapy New Zealand and a Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand and Occupational Therapy New Zealand respectively.
With our specific experience and an excellent relationship with many specialists we can aid an effective management plan and timely recovery.
Hand Therapy is described as...
‘the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity.
Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations’.
The Hand Therapists Christchurch, share rooms with Orthopaedic Hand Surgeons Dr Fiona Timms, Mr Ram Chandru, Mr Tom Sharpe and Mr Allen Cockfield as well as Plastic Surgeons Mr Terry Creagh and Mr Dylan James.
We have a close working relationship with Christchurch based Sports and Musculoskeletal Physicians, Pain Specialists, many Physiotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals who may be involved in your care.
Monday 9 am – 5pm.
Tuesday 830am – 5pm.
Wednesday 8am - 5pm.
Thursday 1pm - 5pm.
Friday 830am - 5pm.
(Reception staffed from 9am)