Hand Therapy


Pukekohe Physiotherapy continues to offer a comprehensive hand therapy service to the Franklin community. Helen Hicks is our senior registered hand therapist and we are now thrilled to welcome Sarah Jenkins to our Hand Therapy team. Sarah has been working at our practice for the past 6 years and is now completing her hand therapy training under the guidance of Helen. Hand therapists are experts in the management of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow problems. Our clinic holds a special ACC hand therapy contract which will fully fund the cost of treatment and splints for these injuries, so there will be no charge to you!

Registered Therapists

  Helen Hicks

Helen Hicks - Has 13 years experience in hand therapy and has been registered since 2005. One of her other speciality skills is acupuncture which can be invaluable in the management of pain and inflammation.

  Sarah Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins - Has been treating upper limb injuries and conditions for many years and is now undertaking formal hand therapy training through AUT.


Our hand therapy service offers:

  • Splint making
  • Scar management
  • Pain management
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy – soft tissue and joint.
  • Exercise prescription - Home exercise programmes as well as supervised gym programmes (‘Work Hardening Programmes’ & ‘Functional Reactivation Programmes’)