Brenda joined Handworks in 2001, after returning home from overseas. During her time away she had started to develop an interest in treating Hand Injuries, whilst working in Burns and Plastics. Now a very experienced Registered Hand Therapist, and a valued member of our team.
Brenda works at our Greenlane and Mt Albert clinics. She is known for her superb efficiency and time management, along with a wide range of clinical skills. She enjoys treating acute and chronic conditions and has a special interest in complex injuries.
Brenda has three children who keep her very busy. She enjoys playing futsal, surfing and skiing when time allows.
Sarah graduated as a Physiotherapist from Auckland University of Technology in 1994. She developed a special interest in treating hand injuries and burns while working in her first job at Middlemore Hospital. She particularly enjoyed the close working relationship of the multi-disciplinary team – alongside surgeons, occupational therapists and nursing colleagues.
In 1997, in partnership with Julie Rouse, Sarah established Handworks, in recognition of the need for a high quality Hand Therapy service to the Central Auckland area. Sarah genuinely enjoys treating all sorts of patients, especially complex multi trauma, occupational overuse and sporting injuries. She divides her time between treating patients, teaching and supervising therapists in complex cases, and practice management.
Sarah has an ongoing involvement with lecturing at AUT on the Masters programme in Hand and Upper Limb, and teaches Emergency Care Nurse Specialists in their training programme. She is a Past President of Hand Therapy NZ and continues to be involved in the Education Committee.
Sarah is also a passionate supporter of the Leprosy Mission NZ, having travelled to India in 2013 to spend time in several of their hospitals. The aim of this trip was to understand better how the Leprosy Mission medical staff are successfully managing hand tendon transfers in a very depraved environment with a socially marginalised population. She hopes to be able to follow up on this trip in the future. However at present, as a wife and mother of three she has more than enough fun and excitement at home. She enjoys family holidays and lots of sports including skiing, tennis and running.
Registered Hand Therapist
Teri graduated from AUT in 1999. She has worked with patients with varying musculoskeletal and neurological hand injuries in their homes, in work-places, community and hospital settings. She also has over ten years’ experience in workplace ergonomics and equipment.
Teri’s special interest is scar management from working at Middlemore Hospital in the Regional Burns Unit. She completed her Hand Therapy post graduate studies in 2013 and joined Handworks in 2014. Teri currently works between the Greenlane and Botany clinics.