Welcome to Houghton Hand Therapy - covering the Doncaster, Gainsborough & Retford areas


COVID-19 update

I hope everyone is safe and well. Following government guidance my clinics are now open again. I am happy to have face to face contact, taking all possible precautions to ensure your safety.

NEW - virtual appointments are also now available via Microsoft Teams or Zoom meetings.


Image of Lynn Houghton - Hand TherapistMy name is Lynn Houghton and I am a clinical specialist in Hand Therapy.  I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1983 and have specialised in hand therapy since 2002.  My credentials include: 

  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) 
  • Registered with the Health Professionals Council
  • Enhanced DBS checked


I have lived and worked as an Occupational Therapist in Australia and New Zealand, lectured and worked as a course tutor at the University of Essex and worked in a variety of NHS settings within the UK and in the private sector. As a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists I have received specialist training in this field, and continue to attend hand specific training days and courses.

My clinical experience has largely focused on plastic surgery, orthopaedics and muscular skeletal conditions of the hand. I continue to work as a Hand Therapist within the NHS and the private sector.

Image of a pianist's hand used to illustrate Lynn Houghton's specialism in the prevention of injury to musician's hands in the Doncaster, Retford and Worksop areas.I offer a range of treatments including Exercise Therapy, Soft Tissue Massage, Scar Management, Swelling Management, Joint Protection and Energy Conservation Techniques, Work and Activity Strengthening, Kinesiotaping, Desensitising and Splints (both bespoke and pre-fabricated).  For more information about the treatments I offer please see the Treatments page.

I cover the North Nottinghamshire / South Yorkshire regions and therapy can be delivered in our clinic in Auckley, Doncaster.  Home visits can also be arranged if necessary.

No referral from your Doctor or hospital is necessary.

BUPA approved

Image of an horse used to illustrate hand therapist treating riding equestrian injury in the Doncaster, Retford and Worksop areas.


For more details of how I can help you please get in touch:

Call me on 07742 158466

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Or use the contact form here.