Karryn Smith

Akoranga Clinic

Occupational Therapist & Associate Hand Therapist

BOT, PGCert (Health Science and Rehab), Associate Member HTNZ

Karryn graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2008.

Initially completing a new graduate rotation scheme through Hutt Hospital , she then went on to travel the UK for 2 years. Upon returning to NZ, Karryn was accepted onto the advance rotation scheme at Middlemore Hospital rotating through specialty areas of Hand Therapy, Spinal Rehabilitation and Burns & Plastics where she developed an interest in Hand Therapy and Scar Management. Karryn completed the Hand and Upper Limb Therapy module at Auckland University of Technology in 2014 and is working towards her Hand Therapy registration.

Karryn joined the Hands on Rehabilitation team in 2017 while continuing to work part time in the National Burn Centre Scar Management clinic at Middlemore.