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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

ADRIENNE WALTON-JONES  Adrienne and her family have recently joined our team in Wellington for work. Adrienne has an Occupational Therapy background, graduating from Otago in 1993. Adrienne worked at Wellington Hospital on the New Graduate Rotation before heading to Hutt Hospital in 1995 to take up a Role as the Occupational Therapist and Hand Therapist for the Burns and Plastics Unit, where she worked for 11 years. Since then Adrienne has been working in private Hand Therapy Clinics, in Taupo and Whangarei. Adrienne has an interest in scar management, CRPS and pain patients.  Adrienne has the following qualifications and memberships:  Bachelor of Occupational Therapy – Otago 1993  Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (Registered Member since 2001)  Member of Occupational Therapy NZ – Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa  Registered Member of the Occupational Therapy Board.

ADRIENNE WALTON-JONES

Adrienne and her family have recently joined our team in Wellington for work. Adrienne has an Occupational Therapy background, graduating from Otago in 1993. Adrienne worked at Wellington Hospital on the New Graduate Rotation before heading to Hutt Hospital in 1995 to take up a Role as the Occupational Therapist and Hand Therapist for the Burns and Plastics Unit, where she worked for 11 years. Since then Adrienne has been working in private Hand Therapy Clinics, in Taupo and Whangarei. Adrienne has an interest in scar management, CRPS and pain patients.

Adrienne has the following qualifications and memberships:

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy – Otago 1993

Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (Registered Member since 2001)

Member of Occupational Therapy NZ – Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Registered Member of the Occupational Therapy Board.

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 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 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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