2 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough. BT26 6AR.

07736 032 024

info@handtherapyservicesni.co.uk

Hand Therapists

Located in Orthoderm clinic, Hillsborough. The team consists of qualified occupational therapists with many years specialising in the area of hand therapy.
Hand Therapy Belfast

Oonagh

Qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2009 from the University of Ulster. Over 16 years working in health and social care beginning her career working in community and acute hospital settings throughout Northern Ireland.
Hand Therapy Northern Ireland

Elaine

Qualified Occupational Therapist from University of Ulster in 1994. Started her career in the Ulster Hospital before migrating to New York where she spent 11 years in some of the most prestigious hospitals.

Initial Treatment

A comprehensive assessment of upper limb function, including movement, strength and sensation.

Follow-ups

On-going hand therapy treatment tailored to each individual and varies depending on your condition.

Splinting

Splints may be recommended by your occupational therapist as part of your treatment.

Reports

We can help and support you with PIP and Medico-legal reports and assessments.
Aviva Insurance occupational therapy
Bupa Hand Therapy Belfast
WPA occupational therapist Belfast
H3 Hand Therapy Ireland

Location

Hand Therapy Services NI
Orthoderm Private Clinic
2 Ballynahinch Road
Hillsborough
BT26 6AR

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Contact

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Privacy Policy

About

Unlike the privacy policy on most websites, this one isn't copied from a generic template; it's been written from scratch by humans who have considered what modern websites do, how most people interact with them and what most people are bothered about when it comes to online personal data.

We've avoided legal jargon and covering every minute detail down to the nth degree. Instead, we've focused on what we consider to be the essential stuff and answering some of the real world questions you might have.

Overview

We respect your right to privacy and will always do our absolute best to ensure we conform to not just the laws at the time, but also our moral obligation to you. That's why we will never knowingly allow anyone to use any data about you that we hold unless legally required to do so, and we will always keep it secure and (where possible) will remove all trace of it at your request.

We usually only hold names and email addresses you provide us, but at times we may hold other identifiable data about you, gathered with your consent, to carry out our day to day business with you. For instance, you might supply us with data as part of an enquiry, or as part of a purchase, or a booking process for a service, etc. In all instances, this data is destroyed once it is no longer relevant or required or held securely if it forms part of a service agreement with you or there is a legal requirement for us to retain. In which case we can hold data for up to seven years. Like most websites, this site uses cookies (read more about them below) and also like most websites this site may share your IP address (read more about them below) with some online services. By continuing to use the site, you agree to this. We don't do either of these things because we're evil, it's just for a modern website to work the way most people want them to work, you have to! DON'T PANIC though, for the majority of users you're not directly identifiable by these actions. Big Brother isn't watching!

Cookies

Cookies are tiny files that are added to your computer as you use and interact with websites. They are used mostly for good: To improve your experience, sometimes for bad: Search engines, Social sites etc. may use them to track what a computer (the computer, not the person) is looking at. Many like Google will use them to target you with adverts and for analytics, which results in them being able to build a profile of what you do online. You will get these cookies added to your computer when you land on certain websites, like Google, Youtube, Facebook etc. This site makes use of Cookies, mainly so we can be sure to only show you certain content once, for example, popups or reminders.

Cookies can sound a bit Orwellian and "Big Brother", but mostly they're pretty harmless and unless you land on a website that requests your data and you offer it, the data they hold is mostly anonymous, they don't have your name and email address etc. You can clear out your cookies by clearing your browser history. However, as we said this site from time to time will use cookies (never for data gathering or advertising). It is generally good practice to install a cookie manager so that you can see what websites install what cookies, as most have them but few admit to it.

Cookies generally fall into three categories: Session, 1st Party Persistent & 3rd Party. A fuller explanation of these is at the bottom of this privacy policy.

IP Address

An IP address is a unique number that identifies your computer on the internet; it is in the form of 111.222.333.444. Lots of services, like YouTube, Facebook etc., requires that websites send them your IP address before they allow sites to display things like embedded video, or Facebook elements, and so on. In reality, your IP address isn't personal data, as 99% of the time, you can't be identified by it. Regardless, some consider do consider it as such, so to keep ourselves in the clear we've added this bit to our privacy policy: On occasion, your IP address may be shared with some service providers. Emails Emails are typically kept until our inbox is full and we have a clear out and delete or archive all the old ones. We never use addresses obtained from emails for anything other than responding to the emails you send us. We don't harvest these emails for other purposes. Once we clear out our inbox and delete old emails from you, your details are gone.

Newsletter Sign-up

If we have one, our newsletter sign-up process is distinct from other areas of consent when it comes to your data and uses a double opt-in/2 step verification confirmation that complies with all the latest regulations (GDPR, etc.). It includes a clear indication from you that you wish to be added to our newsletter list. There is no ambiguity in our signup process; you can’t sign up by mistake nor can anyone signup with your email address due to the double opt-in/2 step verification. We record the location, time and place that you signed up. Removing yourself from our newsletter list is easy: Just click the unsubscribe link in the newsletters we send or use the Unsubscribe feature on our website.

We don't share our newsletter lists with anyone else, other than the service we employ to send out our newsletters.

Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about our privacy policy and your data, or would like to know what data we hold about your you can contact us using the details on our regular contact page, making the subject of any emails “FAO: Data Protection Officer”. We will then forward your email to our DPO who will respond accordingly.

In most circumstances, we will respond within 30 days.

If we suspect any abuses of this requirement (multiple requests in a short space of time etc.), we reserve the right to refuse.

For most requests to be processed, we will need you to provide proof as to who you are and that you have a lawful right to access the data.

Cookies: Further Explained

Session cookies

Session cookies are added to your machine as you surf websites. They are only retained for as long as your browser remains open. They allow a form of memory to exist between your browser and the websites you visit, such as pages visited, shopping cart contents, last viewed items etc. These cookies will remain after you leave the website but will be deleted once you close the browser (fully close it, not hide or minimise it).

1st Party Persistent Cookies

"Persistent cookies" remain on your computer even after you've closed the browser. 1st Party cookies can only relay information back to the website that placed them on your computer. Typically they're used to store site preferences to save you from having to re-enter information on future visits. They may also be used to track your activities (links clicked, pages visited etc.) while visiting a site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them, normally by using the browsers clear history feature, although other methods exist.

3rd Party Persistent Cookies

"Persistent cookies" remain on your computer even after you've closed the browser. 3rd Party cookies are typically used when a website has part of its content delivered via a third party, like embedded videos, maps etc. Websites featuring advertising commonly use 3rd party cookies to deliver the adverts; Over time 3rd party cookies will build up a profile your online habits (websites viewed, links clicked etc. so they can deliver targeted adds. 3rd party cookies have other purposes too, for more information on this we suggest you search the internet for "what do 3rd party cookies do?". We try to avoid third-party cookies as much as is possible. However, we may, from time to time utilise third party content and cannot guarantee that such content does not have third-party cookies delivered with it. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them, normally by using the browsers clear history feature, although other methods exist.

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Oonagh

Oonagh qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2009 from the University of Ulster. She has been working in health and social care for over 16 years and began her career working in both community and acute hospital settings throughout Northern Ireland.

Oonagh began working with patients with hand and upper limb conditions in 2015 in the Ulster Hospital, Belfast where she gained specialist skills and knowledge in the assessment and treatment of patients with orthopaedic and rheumatological conditions affecting the hand and upper limb. She currently works within the NHS as a specialist occupational therapist in plastic surgery. Her role in this setting includes working with people who have experienced traumatic injuries to their hand and upper limb, those who have recently underwent surgery and those with long standing and chronic conditions.

Oonagh understands the direct impact that a condition affecting the hand or upper limb has on a persons ability to complete their daily tasks. She works closely with her patients to devise client centered, holistic treatment plans, implementing the most up to date, research supported techniques, to rehabilitate individuals back to doing what is important to them.

Oonagh is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Association of Hand Therapists. She has completed several education and training events and courses to further her skills and knowledge in the area of hand therapy, ensuring the most up to date, evidence based treatments are provided to her patients.

Oonagh is a practitioner on the Private Practice Register (UK) and is registered as a private health provider with Bupa, Aviva and H3. She is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office to ensure safe handling of patient data.

Elaine

Elaine qualified as an Occupational Therapist from University of Ulster in 1994. She started her career in the Ulster Hospital, Belfast where she worked for 3 years before migrating to the USA. Whilst in America, Elaine worked for the next 11 years in New York City in some of the most prestigious and world-renowned hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.

Elaine returned to Northern Ireland in 2008, where she currently works as a specialist occupational therapist in hand therapy in the NHS. As an experienced therapist, Elaine performs highly specialised and detailed assessments of the hand and upper limb, develops tailored, client centered treatment plans to address patients functional difficulties with daily activities, work and leisure pursuits. She is competent in many and varied treatment modalities including being proficient in the fabrication of thermoplastic splints.

As part of her NHS work, Elaine has developed specialisd skills and knowledge in the treatment of traumatic injuries, rehabilitation following elective surgery and the management of chronic conditions affecting the elbow, wrist and hand including tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain’s, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger finger, Rheumatological and arthritic conditions and pain syndromes.

Elaine regularly adds to her knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of hand and upper limb conditions. She has completed many educational and training courses to ensure that her practice is based on the most up to date research, to deliver the highest standard of care to the people that she treats.

Elaine is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, she is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Association of Hand Therapists.

Elaine is also registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) USA, and licensed to practice in the US state of New York. She is on the Private Practice Register (UK) and registered with the Information Commissioners Office to ensure safe handling of patient data. Elaine is registered as a private health provider with Bupa, Aviva and H3.