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Michael Boland

Michael recently moved his private practice office, previously at Southern Cross North Harbour, to Northcare at 5 Home Place in Rosedale, just off Constellation Drive. Michael has been in practice on the North Shore for 9 years, since returning to New Zealand after 12 years overseas. Michael qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in New Zealand in 1996 and spent 5 years in Queensland, followed by 7 years in the United States.  In the USA he was primarily in academic university positions, including the last 6 years as Chief of Hand Surgery at the University of Kentucky, USA.  He spent 12 months in a fellowship at the world famous Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky before taking up clinical practice at the University. For family reasons he returned to New Zealand and has continued a particular interest in ulnar sided wrist pain, lecturing on this subject at multiple international meetings. His team at the Bioengineering Institute of the University of Auckland have recently received a large lottery board grant to continue research into ulnar wrist biomechanics. Michael has a particular interest in further education and development of wrist surgery in the Asia Pacific Region. He is an editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery and the international delegate for the New Zealand Hand Surgery Society.


Mandy Gumbley

Mandy qualified from The London Hospital, United Kingdom in 1985 with a BSc(Hons)Physiotherapy. After gaining general experience in large teaching hospitals in the UK, she specialised in manual therapy and sport medicine. Mandy was the Senior Physiotherapist at the Cambridge University Sports Clinic for several years. During this time, she worked with many national sports teams and was involved in medical research. 

When Mandy moved to New Zealand in 1990, she ran her own private practice working within all areas of muscular skeletal injuries. During this time she supervised both under graduate and post graduate students from the AUT. Now with post graduate qualifications in Hand Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Acupuncture, she enjoys working in the specialised area of upper limb injury and dysfunction.


Marla Boland
Nurse/Practice Manager

Marla graduated as a licensed practical nurse in 1996. She then spent 7 years working at the famous Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky as the primary nurse for Dr. Harold Kleinert and Dr. Amit Gupta, two world renown hand surgeons, and in more recent years, has continued this role with  Mr. Boland. She uses her considerable international experience caring for and giving advice about the on-going management of hand  wounds, particularly in the post-operative phase. She coordinates clinical activities between the Hand Therapist and Hand Surgeon, with the operating theatre at the Northern Surgical Centre, and the secretarial staff within the Hand Institute.

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Vireshni Naidoo
Registered Hand Therapist

Vireshni is a Registered Hand Therapist of the Hand Institute Team. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2003 and has been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 12 years. Vireshni has enjoyed working in rehabilitation settings for several years and is enthusiastic about upper limb rehabilitation. She has recently completed postgraduate study in relation to hand and upper limb therapy and pain management at AUT. 

Vireshni is interested in supporting people to engage in meaningful activities by enhancing hand function.


Ellen Wallace
Hand Therapist

Ellen is an Associate Hand Therapist and joined the Hand Institute team in May 2017.  She qualified from Auckland University of Technology in 2007 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy.  Since graduating she has worked in general and neurological rehabilitation in both hospital and community settings.  Ellen has overseas experience having worked in the United Kingdom for three years.  She is currently working towards becoming a Registered Hand Therapist and is completing a Masters of Health Practice specialising in rehabilitation.


Julie McEnroe
Hand Therapist

Julie is originally from the United Kingdom. She moved to New Zealand with her family in 2015.  Julie qualified as an Occupational Therapist at Liverpool University in 1995.  Since then she has worked in various hospitals in the National Health Service in the UK.  Julie decided to specialise in hand therapy in the UK at Leeds Teaching Hospital in the Hands and Plastics Reconstructive Surgery Department.  She took a break from practice to raise 2 children before immigrating to New Zealand.  Since moving to Auckland she has worked at North Shore Hospital in the Emergency Department and on the acute Medical and Orthopaedic wards.  She is currently studying at AUT to become a Registered New Zealand Hand Therapist.


Teresa Wallace
Hand Surgeon Receptionist

Teresa Wallace, nicknamed Terry, has worked in the healthcare industry for 24 years as a medical secretary with a variety of specialists in South Africa.  She is now Mr Bolands medical secretary based at our Rosedale branch.

Terry recently relocated to New Zealand to be closer to family.

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Georgia Powell
Hand Surgeon Receptionist

Georgia is a university student studying a Bachelor of Health Science, Health Administration at Auckland University of Technology. When Georgia isn’t studying she works at the Hand Institute for Michael Boland the Hand Surgeon. Outside work Georgia enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, reading and getting out and about outdoors.


Tasha Bell
Hand Therapy Receptionist / Administration - Rosedale

Natasha comes to the Hand Institute with a broad and colourful range of experience. She began her working life in the TV and film industry, built a bach, then a house, started a family, graduated from Auckland University with a BA degree in Classical Studies, and followed that up with a Certificate in Health Administration from MIT. Natasha lives at Muriwai Beach with her husband, three teenagers and multiple pets. She enjoys painting and sculpting, gardening, biking and surfing.


Toni Robinson
Hand Therapy Receptionist - Huapai / Kumeu

Toni moved to Muriwai Beach 22 years ago and hasn't looked back.  She has 2 teenage sons and enjoys the beach, forest, fishing and the fantastic community spirit of the Muriwai/Kumeu area.


Jess Moore
Hand Therapy Receptionist - Rosedale

Hi. My name is Jess Moore. I am 17 years old and currently studying at Takapuna Grammar School for my final year. I am looking to study Business at the University of Auckland next year and I would like to major in Marketing and Property in the near future. I enjoy playing sports like tennis and being outside doing adventurous things.