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Edel Kelly is the Director and Senior Hand Therapist at Hand Solutions. She has over 20 years of experience working in both public and private sectors of Hand Therapy.Edel has been involved in teaching at clinical and academic levels and has been part of several research projects. She has delivered presentations both at national and international professional congresses. Edel qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1990 from the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland and completed a Masters in Rehabilitation at AUT Auckland, NZ where she lectured and coordinated the Post Graduate Hand and Upper Limb training program for Occupational and Physiotherapists. She practices Western Acupuncture and offers this as a treatment intervention for many conditions of the Hand and Upper limb. Edel has been a USA Certified Hand Therapist since 2001 and is a NZ registered Physiotherapist and Hand Therapist.
Our team of specialists
Our Hand Therapists are highly skilled at assessment and treatment of a variety of conditions that affect the upper limb. We have in-depth knowledge of anatomy of the hand wrist and elbow. We understand the complexities and mechanical tissue disruptions caused by injury, overuse and disease. We are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do and offer a caring and individual approach to each and every patient. If we can’t help you we will guide you to the people and places who can.
What conditions do we treat?
- Acute hand trauma
- Sporting hand injuries
- Pain conditions
- Tendonitis eg deQuervains (mummy’s thumb)
- Arthritic hand conditions
- Post-operative hand conditions
- Burns and plastics conditions
- Congenital hand conditions
- Repetitive strain conditions
- Musicians pain
- Golfers hand problems
- Manual therapy
- Splinting Acupuncture
- Wound management
- Oedema/Swelling management
- Scar management
- Desensitisation programmes
- Pressure garmenting
- Strengthening and rehabilitation programmes
- Functional assessment
- Ergonomic assessment and advice
- Neurological hand assessment
- Sensibility testing
- Sensibility retraining
- Nerve mobilising
Call us today and book an appointment
Hand Solutions are ACC approved and ACC provide full cover for accepted injury claims. Referrals are preferable but not compulsory- call us to make an appointment.
We accept referrals from DHBs, GPs, Specialists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Vocational Rehabilitation therapists, Insurers, and anyone in the Health and Rehabilitation Sector.