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100 Riddiford Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021

(04) 939 4263

Working Hands is a privately-owned clinic that specialises in conditions of the lower arm. All of our therapists are qualified Physiotherapists, and recognised as Registered Hand Therapists with both ACC and the New Zealand Association of Hand Therapists. We work closely with Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeons, local GPs, case managers (for both ACC and private insurers) and other allied health professionals.

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Our Team

Amanda Johnson

Amanda has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 1998, and a hand therapy specialist since 2000. She also has a background in neurological conditions, such as stroke and spinal cord injuries. 

Amanda has held various roles within the Hand Therapy Association; Wellington Regional Representative for seven years and she is currently a member of the ACC committee.

Amanda has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1997)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences – endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management (2002)
  • Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand            (Registered Member in 2004)
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand

Simone Szeto

Simone has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2000. Her initial interest was in burns injury management and plastic surgery. In 2004, she began specialising in Hand Therapy.

Simone has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2000)
  • Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand                (Registered Member in 2008)
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand

 

 

THERESA VAUGHAN Theresa is the newest member to our team; an Occupational Therapist who has been practicing since 1982.  Early years of practice was spent in a variety of areas including burns management and hand therapy. Since 1993 she has been working in hand therapy exclusively. She brings to this clinic 23 years of hand therapy experience and has always had an interest in splinting and treating upper limb conditions caused by arthritis and neurological conditions. Theresa has the following qualifications and memberships: BSc (Occupational Therapy) 1981 Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (Registered Member in 2005) Member of Occupational Therapy NZ -Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa Registered with Occupational Therapy Board

THERESA VAUGHAN

Theresa is the newest member to our team; an Occupational Therapist who has been practicing since 1982. 

Early years of practice was spent in a variety of areas including burns management and hand therapy. Since 1993 she has been working in hand therapy exclusively. She brings to this clinic 23 years of hand therapy experience and has always had an interest in splinting and treating upper limb conditions caused by arthritis and neurological conditions.

Theresa has the following qualifications and memberships:

BSc (Occupational Therapy) 1981

Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (Registered Member in 2005)

Member of Occupational Therapy NZ -Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Registered with Occupational Therapy Board

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