Our Team

Doug Bryant

Director / Owner

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Doug has been working as a physiotherapist since 2001 and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago)
  • Bachelor of Science (Otago)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Health Science – Rehabilitation (AUT)
  • Post Graduate Certificate Health Science – Occupational Health
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Laura Bryant

Owner / Hutt Valley Clinic Manager

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Laura has worked as an occupational therapist since 2003. She has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Clinic Managers

Bergen De Carvalho

Porirua Clinic Manager

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Bergen has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Carla Tot

Palmerston North Clinic Manager 

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Carla has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Kim Stickney

Wellington Clinic Manager

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Kim has worked as an occupational therapist since 2006 and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science in Acupuncture
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Therapists

Andrea Barr

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Andrea graduated in 1989 as a physiotherapist. She has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Diploma of Physiotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Sports Medicine
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Don Allomes

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Don has been a registered physiotherapist since 1980 and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Diploma of Physiotherapy
  • Diploma of Physical Education
  • Teachers Training Certificate
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Emily Flowerday

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Emily has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Fawwaz Ismail

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Fawwaz has been a registered occupational therapist since 2016 with the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Grace Griffiths

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Grace has worked as an occupational therapist since 2017. She has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Jaimee Martens

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Jaimee graduated in 2014 as an occupational therapist. She has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Pathway in Rehabilitation)
  • Practising in Vocational Rehabilitation
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Jaishree Bhikha

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Jaishree has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Juan Warshawsky

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Juan has worked as an occupational therapist since 2004 and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science with Honors (Occupational Therapy)
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Lauren Stevenson

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Lauren has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Hand Therapy
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Matt Beal

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Matt has been working as a physiotherapist since 2002 and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago)
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist (PAANZ)
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Natalie van den Beuken

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Natalie has the following qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago)
  • Certification in Advanced Dry Needling
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Olivia Bailey

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Olivia graduated in 2017 as an occupational therapist and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Olwyn Burns

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Olwyn has worked as an occupational therapist since 2014. She has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours
  • Master of Science Occupational Therapy
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Oonagh Morley

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Oonagh has worked as an occupational therapist since 2014 and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Paul Cullinane

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Paul has worked as a physiotherapist since 2015 and has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
  • Associate Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Sabiha Suleman

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Sabiha has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA)
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Sarah Brooks

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Sarah has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Sarah Harnan

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Sarah graduated in 2017 as an occupational therapist. She has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Sarah Norton

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Registered Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Physiotherapist

Sarah has worked as a physiotherapist since 2006. Prior to this Sarah worked as a Massage Therapist and has completed further training in myofascial release therapy and scar tissue release. Sarah has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago)
  • Bachelor of Science – Anatomy and Structural Biology (Otago)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Hand and Upper Limb)
  • Diploma of Massage Therapy (CCNM)
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist
  • Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Sarah Stephens

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Sarah has worked as an occupational therapist since 2003. She has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Tegan de Longchamps

Hand Therapist
Occupational Therapist

Associate Hand Therapist (HTNZ)
Occupational Therapist

Tegan has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) with Honours
  • Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Tom McSherry

Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Associate Hand Therapist
Physiotherapist

Tom has worked as a physiotherapist since 2012. He has the following qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago)
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Associate Member Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ)

Reception & Admin

Mike Keyworth

Practice Manager

Alannah Outtrim

Reception & Admin

Claudio De Carvalho

Reception & Admin

Cristian (Cristi) Tot

Reception & Admin

Rachel Casey

Reception & Admin

Rhian Forster

Reception & Admin

Our hand therapists are all involved in continuing education programmes to ensure that we are always up to date with the latest research and techniques. All our clinicians are New Zealand registered occupational therapists or physiotherapists.

Hand Rehab therapists are ‘associate’ or ‘registered’ hand therapists with Hand Therapy New Zealand. A ‘registered’ hand therapist has completed the post graduate study programme and has provided a minimum of 1800 hours of hand therapy treatment. An ‘associate’ hand therapist is still completing their full qualifications; they are fully trained as either a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.