Teri Mitchell

Teri Mitchell

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.

Narineh Avansian

Narineh Avansian

Registered Hand Therapist

I joined the Handworks team in 2017. Since graduating from AUT with BHSc (Occupational Therapy) in 2008, I have worked at Middlemore hospital through the rotational scheme, working in specialised areas such as burns, hand therapy and spinal rehabilitation where I found my passion for Hand Therapy. I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation in 2016 and achieved my Registered Hand Therapy Status in 2017.

I have recently returned part time to Counties Manukau Health to work with the specialised hands team. I love working in both private and public sector of health and very much enjoy the diversity.

Outside of work, I enjoy being active, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Teri Mitchell

Teri Mitchell

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.