Creating specialists in the field of hand therapy

NES Hands provides cutting edge educational resources to prepare therapists for success in the field of hand therapy.

Who Are We?

Sarah and Elaine met at Mount Vernon Hospital in 1988 where they both worked in their first hand therapy rotation and haven’t looked back since. Elaine was promoted to senior hand therapist and Sarah moved on to a senior hand therapy job at East Grinstead. Nicola then took the job at Mount Vernon and all three became firm friends and increasingly involved in hand therapy.

They ran their first BAHT Level II validated course together on Hand Assessment in 1993, discovered their love of teaching and formed a training partnership . Since then they have taught over 250 courses together.

All three have continued to develop their passion for hand therapy and still work clinically. Many shared interests have meant that as well as teaching together they are good friends. Often new course ideas have been developed while hiking, gardening or sampling the delights of specialist gins!

The NES Hands Team

Nicola Goldsmith


Nicola is a highly specialised hand therapist with clinical, managerial and business development experience

Elaine Juzl

MSc Grad Dip Phys MCSP

Elaine is a highly specialised hand therapist with a special interest and a Masters degree in ergonomics

Sarah Mee

MSc, PG Dip, Dip COT, SROT

Sarah is a Consultant hand therapist leading a regional hand unit with a special interest in anatomy & biomechanics.

Latest News

Radial sided wrist pain

24 July 2020, 13:59

NES are very excited to have been asked by BAHT to run a webinar on the assessment and differential diagnosis of radial sided wrist pain. This will run on 24th September 19.30

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EFSHT Keynote Speaker

21 August 2020, 15:51

Sarah has co-ordinated the session on 1st CMCJ instability and has an incredible line-up of speakers: Elisabet Hagert, Alison Taylor and Sandra Leu.  This session will explore the biomechanics, proprioception and application to hand therapy.  Join EFSHT on

The PIPJ in Portsmouth

17 June 2020, 10:20

NES were in Portsmouth teaching a BAHT Level II PIPJ to a group of enthusiastic therapists. Delighted they have invited us back to do another two day course on peripheral nerve injuries in 2021