The Hand Therapist

I am an experienced Certified Hand Therapist, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, providing person-focused, compassionate care for privately insured and self-paying clients. In-person, virtually or from the comfort of your own home. Treating the hand, wrist, elbow and Shoulder. Tailored rehab by a leading specialist.

Hand Therapy and Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Are you struggling with pain, stiffness or loss of strength? Is your inability to perform your activities of daily living normally at home, work, school or in your leisure time getting you discouraged? Look no further. The Hand Therapist is here to help.

What is Hand Therapy? A Hand Therapist is a Registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who specialises in the rehabilitation of adults and children with conditions affecting the upper limb and hand. A Certified Hand Therapist’s high level of specialisation enables them to help clients return to a productive lifestyle following injury, disease or deformity affecting the hand.

An experienced Hand Therapist can evaluate and identify problems affecting the upper limb as well as provide advice regarding exercise, preventative care, aids to daily living and ergonomic consultation.


Client-centred and evidence-based care. Flexible online booking to meet your needs.


Comprehensive appointments with the highest standards of care ensuring your requirements are met.


HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist with a demonstrated history of specialism in Hand Therapy.

My Rehabilitation Services

I can help on your road to recovery after surgery and can provide first-class treatment to manage your arthritis, RSI, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, trigger finger, wrist pain, sports injury or scar.


Hands-on Hand Therapy to address your injury or post-operative needs.


The benefits of expert consultation plus hand and upper limb rehabilitation from the comfort of your own home.


Working with Personal Injury Solicitors through the provision of professional and detailed Occupational Therapy reports.


Speak to me today to see how I can help.

What I Treat

I have a demonstrated history rehabilitating an array of clinical conditions affecting the upper limb and have knowledge to provide differential diagnosis.

Acquired Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteo & Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Post-Trauma Aftercare

  • Fractures
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries

Traumatic Surgery Aftercare

  • Amputations
  • Fracture Fixations
  • Scars
  • Tendon & Nerve Repairs

Elective Surgery Aftercare

  • Dupuytren’s Release
  • Joint Replacement
  • Nerve Decompression
  • Trapeziectomy

My Blog

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What is Hand Therapy?

What is Hand Therapy? Hand Therapy is the assessment and treatment of any problem related to the upper limb.

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Certifications & Registrations

I am an HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist as well as the only Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in the Belfast Metropolitan Area. I hold memberships with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) . Additionally, I am nationally registered with the NBCOT in the United States (OTR®) and licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Being a Bupa recognised provider, I can treat clients who have Bupa health insurance. You can read further about my registrations and work history on the About Me page.

  • HCPC
  • RCOT
  • Hand Therapy Commission Badge
  • The British Association of Hand Therapists
  • BUPA