Special interests:

  • My passion is treating patients with hand and upper limb problems, and getting immense satisfaction sharing the journey with patients as they achieve a full recovery
  • I enjoy working closely with some of Melbourne’s top Hand Surgeons and treating their patients post-surgery

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) 1992
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation (with Distinction) 1997

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Awards / Achievements:

  • Received scholarship for further advancement in Hand Therapy – Eastern Health 1997
  • Establishment of Hand Therapy Unit at Box Hill Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital – Melbourne, 1995 and 1997
  • Honorary Affiliate – Latrobe University 1996
  • Awarded best clinical paper – Victorian Hand Surgeon Meeting - Partial Trapeziectomy and interposition with the Tornier Pyrocardan TMC joint implant

Presentations/Publications:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association – Wrist Conditions (presentation)
  • First CMC joint osteoarthritis – Surgical and Therapeutic Management (presented at AHTA – Victorian meeting)
  • Partial Trapeziectomy and interposition with the Tornier Pyrocardan TMC joint implant (presented at the Victorian Hand Surgeons’ meeting)
  • Re-defining the force which may be applied to the PIP joint (presented at the Victorian Hand Surgeons’ meeting)
  • Soft tissue injuries of the hand. How to Treat Yearbook (published).
  • A co-operative venture in assessment and rehabilitation in an acute hospital (published work)
  • Common Hand Conditions – to graduating OT’s and PT’s (yearly presentation since 1997)
  • Invited lecturer Swinburne University – Occupational Therapy Department (yearly)

Memberships:

  • Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association)
  • Full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association
  • Member of Australian Occupational Therapy Association

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Bio:

  • Jennifer has specialised in Hand and Upper Limb rehabilitation for 25 years. She has cemented her knowledge by completing post graduate studies, participating in research projects, and being the co-author of medical journals. She now enjoys lecturing and doing presentations to Surgeons, GP’s and graduating therapists.
  • Enjoyed working with Emeritus Research as the clinical therapist in the drug trial for collagense injections for patients with dupuytren’s disease. 2007