Welcome to Merivale Hand Clinic
The Merivale Hand Clinic was established in 1985 to provide the community of Canterbury with a specialist hand therapy service. The clinic prides itself on having expert staff and being recognised as a leader in the field of hand therapy rehabilitation.
Registered Hand Therapists are specialist Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists who have undergone post graduate training and maintain ongoing clinical experience and professional development to obtain registration with the New Zealand Association of Hand Therapists. The Merivale Hand Clinic works closely with General Practitioners, Surgeons, Physiotherapists, ACC and other health professionals to rehabilitate people back to independence.
On an alternate weekly basis Dr Fiona Timms (Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon)and Mr Barnaby Nye (Plastic Hand Surgeon) run an acute clinic at the Merivale Hand Clinic. Hand Therapists refer patients to this acute clinic for specialist assessment and treatment as appropriate.
If the condition is the result of an injury and is covered by ACC then there is a surcharge with your first hand therapy consultation. There is no surcharge for follow up appointments. Any splinting costs are covered by ACC.
People are able to refer themselves to the clinic for assessment and treatment. ACC documentation can be completed at the Merivale Hand Clinic except for work related gradual process injury claims which must be completed by a General Practitioner.