Helen Rennie
Occupational Therapist

Helen has worked as an Occupational Therapist since graduating in 1982, and in the field of hand and upper limb rehabilitation since 1987. Her early experience has been in acute hand injuries and rehabilitation in burns, neurology, rheumatology, spinal, brachial plexus injury and upper limb amputees. Helen was a Senior Hand Therapist in public hospitals before working exclusively in private practice since 1999. Helen gained a Medical Research Foundation Grant as Chief Researcher to conduct a study on an ulnar drift splint for rheumatoid arthritis. She presented her findings at the 1995 International Hand Therapy Conference and has published in the American Journal of Hand Therapy. Helen has had vast experience teaching doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals on all aspects of hand therapy. In 2018 Helen was a volunteer co-presenter on the fundamentals of splinting and hand therapy, as part of a two-week educational training program for allied health professionals providing rehabilitation services in Thailand’s refugee camps. Helen has a particular interest in the wrist and has presented teaching seminars to therapists on the complex wrist joint.

Education

1982 : B App Sc (OT)