Manawatu Hand Therapy Ltd, offering private and ACC hand therapy services in Palmerston North operating from within Churchyard Health. At Manawatu Hand Therapy we are the only private practice in the Manawatu to hold the ACC hand therapy contract.
There is no surcharge for ACC including splinting. We also see private patients, and will work closely with hand surgeons, GPs, other physiotherapists and health professionals when required. We accept referrals from other health professionals, but also accept self-referrals and are able to fill out ACC claims forms on patient’s behalf (in the case of an accident related injury). At Manawatu Hand Therapy Ltd we treat injuries of the hand and upper limb (from the elbow to the finger tips) including sprains/strains, fractures, lacerations, tendon repairs/injuries, tendonitis/tendonosis, nerve injuries, amputations, replantations, crush injuries, burns, arthritis and gradual onset injuries. We also see post-surgical patients - both elective surgery and trauma.
Operating as usual
We put out an offer to local artists to display their artwork at our clinic last month, we have been amazed at the talent Palmerston North has and the artists have just sold the first two paintings! Proud to be a small business supporting locals.
Annual fire evacuation completed, with local fireman and teddy the therapy dog in attendance...
Annual fire evacuation completed, with local fireman and teddy the therapy dog in attendance...
New offer for a limited time only.... book in for a paraffin wax treatment and hand massage for $35 for 30 minutes. This is with a registered health practitioner, and ideal for anyone who works a manual job, has arthritis etc.
Contact our team on 06 2418186 to book your treatment session
Hand Massage Benefits and How to Give Your Hands a Great Massage A hand massage has benefits for arthritis, carpal tunnel, neuropathy, and pain. Massaging your hands, or having a massage therapist do it, can boost your health and well-being in many other ways, too.
We will look a little different tomorrow, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer and QR code’s as per normal, we also ask that support people wait in the car if able, unless they are accompanying a child. Staff will wear masks as we are unable to maintain 2 m distance from clients, if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ring us on 06 2418186
In response to recent cases identified in the community, Auckland will move to Level 3 for three days from 11.59 pm tonight until midnight Wednesday 17 February. The rest of New Zealand will move to Level 2 for the same period.
This will be reviewed on a 24 hour basis. For more information about Alert Levels, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/
Anyone who has cold or flu symptoms should get a test and stay home until you have a negative test result. You can find your local testing facility at https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/
Locations of interest are being updated as new information becomes available at https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/contact-tracing-covid-19/covid-19-contact-tracing-locations-interest
No matter what job you have... taking care of your hands is so important!
nytimes.com We use them to grip, to hold, to guide. A photo essay in honor of the American worker.
At level 2 we are now wearing masks when we are treating patients...
Good news!!! At level 2 we will see you at the clinic next week... be kind, stay safe !
Today we will start level 2 precautions, hand sanitizer, social distancing, contact tracing and temperature checks to make sure we do our part! If you have any concerns please contact [email protected]
Guess what we are trying in the clinic... basalt hot rocks for muscle pain- patients report that they are very beneficial!
We are happy to say we have moved into level 2 and are enjoying seeing our patients face to face, while still offering a tele health service.
As a locally owned and operated company, we really appreciate the locals that are choosing to support our small business....
If you need hand therapy - remember we do not charge any co payments for ACC, so if you have had an accident and need us we are happy to help!
Stay safe, and always be kind
The team at Manawatu Hand Therapy
We are open today from 8.30 am to 7pm 🙂
Hand Therapy is effective in treating hand and thumb arthritis
At Manawatu Hand Therapy we have experienced therapists in treating both osteoarthritis and rhuematoid arthritis... our aim is to not let hand pain and weakness keep you from doing the activities you enjoy
We are registered with southern cross, and other insurance companies as well, we have some clients that have an assessment completed with insurance funding for physiotherapy treatment.
Our initial appointment is a one hour full assessment, treatment and exercise plan as well as custom made splinting if required
Private cost is $80.00 for the assessment, (splinting prices vary).
We are a locally owned and operated clinic with many years experience.
Call 06 3548008, or email [email protected]
Good morning, at level 3 we are able to see urgent / post surgical patients in the clinic under strict criteria, otherwise we will continue with tele health until level 2. If you are a new patient or existing patient who needs an appointment please call 063548008
Another week in our bubble... will hopefully get some guidance on when the clinic can reopen in the next few days... in the meantime we are able to treat both new and existing clients through tele health... call 063548008 to book an appointment
Have you got a new injury to your hand or elbow? We are still able to provide new assessments and acc paperwork while working through tele health... my new co worker seems to have settled into office life well... stay safe, stay home and if we can help call 06 3548008
We are all ready to start tele health from tomorrow... for existing clients, your hand therapist may already have been in touch or should touch base with you over the next few days... anyone who has a new injury we are able to help as well!! Phone 06 3548008 to talk to our lovely admin team or email [email protected] and we can organise your appointment.
Stay safe, be kind and keep in touch!!
We are officially closed, until the government allows us to open we will be available on tele health for virtual hand therapy .... this is offered to all our current clients if clinically appropriate as well as any new injuries that need some help (be safe with all those diy projects!!!). We are going to take the next few days to process this new way of practicing, set up our home office and be ready to help you next week. If you have any questions feel free to email [email protected] or call 06 3548008 and we will do our best to help you.
Stay home, stay safe, and we will see you in person once we can,
Thanks from Jess, Andi and Lisa (happily safe in our bubbles.... )
Did you know we can custom make you a splint for your hand injury that is easy to keep clean and hygienic? Rather than an off the shelf fabric brace, these are a great option with the need for frequent hand hygiene... call us on 06 3548008 to book an appointment, if you have an accepted acc claim and a splint is required, there is no cost to our patients 🙂
Stay safe and wash your hands (and splints!)
orfit.com With hand hygiene being so important at this time, we listed some tips on how to keep your orthosis squeaky clean and hygienic.
With the current virus and its affect on our communities... lets remember to support NZ made and our local communities.
At MHT we are using zoono to sanitise all critical points in reception to stop any surface transmission- this is a NZ made product with long lasting antimicrobial affect - see their website
We supply the locally made in Palmerston North Herb farm products - these are amazing and both staff and clients have found these beneficial
We use E balm as a massage wax for all our treatments - again another NZ made product - its full of arnica, emu oil and other helpful ingredients
Cactus is another awesome NZ made brand - check out their amazing face masks - organic cotton and wool but good enough for NASA
we are also sanitising all tools / equipment used with clients with hospital grade disinfectant, and you will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival - keep safe, keep calm, and feel confident that we are still providing the same service, if you have any concerns or wish to discuss our management plan further - please contact us on 06 3548008
Learning a new sport doesn’t always go well... did you know we can complete your ACC paperwork after an injury as well as organise xrays and ultrasound if needed... this is a classic FOOSH - fall on a outstretched hand (luckily no injury from this one... ) thanks manawatu skating for the lessons!
Another busy day in the office... used a new product orfit more to make a sugar tong splint for a post op patient.. much happier than with his plaster of Paris cast! By using splinting early (this person is two weeks post surgery) we can do controlled motion to get people back to normal life as quick as possible!
Manawatu Hand therapy splint spotted... we have been helping the turbos stay on the field since 2015 #goturbos
Hand Therapy Group
Ever wondered what a "plate and screws" or ORIF of a finger looks like? Might be smaller than you thought!
Unfortunately when your hand fights a chainsaw... the chainsaw wins!! K tape to help finger extension full functional range achieved
Did you know that there are 27 bones, 29 joints and at least 123 named ligaments in the human hand? #FunFactFriday
Santa came early for our friends at Manawatu Hand Therapy this year... hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season
At Manawatu Hand Therapy we are highly trained in creating custom made, lightweight practical thermoplastic splints- a much better option than casting! Give us a call to see if a splint would be appropriate for you
The circumferential wrist orthosis immobilises the wrist to offer pain relief, joint alignment, functional support and positioning for healing.
Learn all about this static orthosis in our blog post >> https://bit.ly/2qmoaZc
We are happy to announce we are now a stockist for the wonderful herb farm range. We have used their comfrey, arnica and pain ease creams with great success with our patients. Next time you are in the clinic come and have a look and try some of there amazing products
Great tracks and fun to be had, and remember if it doesn’t go to plan... we are here to help (and can custom make splints to get you back on your bike earlier!!)
Arapuke, the place to be!
The new year is well underway, and our team has expanded! We now are the largest hand therapy provider for the Manawatu, with Lisa and Andi both joining us and bringing a wealth of experience and skills.
If you know anyone who has carpal tunnel, there are treatments available through Manawatu Hand Therapy to help
Effects of taping therapy for carpal space expansion on electrophysiological change in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome - July 2017
'In conclusion, taping therapy for carpal space expansion can help to reduce the pressure of the carpal tunnel in Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome patients with mild symptoms.'
NB: Taping, if used, should always be an adjunct to treatment.
Question: How do you treat patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Picture 1: 'Muscle taping'
Picture 2: 'Expansion taping'
Picture 3: Finished example
Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Tūroa Ski Areas
Spring is the new Winter!? We've received another 30cms of snow on the upper mountain at Whakapapa & Turoa overnight with a decent dusting down to National Park ❄️❄️
Thank you all for your patience with a slight delay in treatments as our team are busy learning all the latest research and treatments to help our athletes recover as fast as possible!!! We will be back Monday full of enthusiasm!!
Mallet finger is a common condition seen at Manawatu Hand Therapy, here is a great video by the very knowledgeable Ben Cunningham
It's not the year 2027 yet, but you can see it from here!
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