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Our Practice

Takapuna Hand Therapy was opened in April of 2008 by Ellen van Essen – a registered hand therapist with over 14 years experience in the area of hand and upper limb therapy.

Ellen returned to Auckland in the latter part of 2007 after spending a year and a half with her family, living and working in Perth – Western Australia. After deciding to settle on the North Shore, she started looking at setting up a practice locally, working mostly school hours to fit in with the needs of her family. The clinic is open Monday to Friday with flexible hours depending on demand. Please make a booking to avoid disappointment as we cannot take walk-ins.

This practice holds an ACC hand therapy contract. This means that the cost of all therapy and splinting for ACC injury patients is covered – we DO NOT surcharge.

This practice is committed to providing a professional friendly service with a personal touch!

We Sponsor The Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s main provider of practical and emotional support for Kiwis who are blind or have low vision. They equip over 12,700 New Zealanders each year with the skills needed to live independently, get around with our Guide Dogs, use technology, read and communicate, be socially active, and stay in or look for work.