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About Melbourne Hand Therapy

We Have Over 20 Years of Experience

At Melbourne Hand Therapy, our team of highly specialised physiotherapists and occupational therapists work closely with leading hand and upper limb plastic and orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, neurosurgeons, sports physicians and GPs.

All our therapist have undergone extensive post graduate study in hand therapy and upper limb rehabilitation as well having gained crucial clinical experience through years of practice in the field.

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Meet Our Clinicians

WE HAVE THERAPISTS WITH EXPERTISE IN SPECIFIC AREAS shoulders | wounds (additional nursing degree) | therapists with sporting backgrounds (ex Olympian, Sports degree) | wrist rehabilitation (Speaker at International Surgeon's conference) | tendon rehabilitation and fracture management.

Conditions Treated by our Therapists


Melbourne Hand Therapy Services

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March 2024

Welcome to the Melbourne Hand Therapy update for March.

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February 2024

Welcome to the Melbourne Hand Therapy update for February.

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December 2023

Welcome to the Melbourne Hand Therapy update for December.

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November 2023

Welcome to the Melbourne Hand Therapy update for November.

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October 2023

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  • “After having visited other hand therapists Jennifer was a breath of fresh air! She made me feel very comfortable and her knowledge and care were outstanding! She made me feel confident that she could help my complicated situation”
    Cara Bierenkrant
  • “I have attended 2 appointments with Kate at the Bundoora clinic and I have found it to be very friendly and professional. Kate gave me all options for treating my hand condition and explained fully what to expect with my treatment plan. I would highly recommend Kate and Melbourne Hand Therapy”
    Carol Knight
  • “Jen and the team at Melbourne Hand Therapy provided me with exceptional care and support to assist with my recovery. The team of therapists worked hard to ensure I am now pain-free and have full use of my finger. The multiple access to different locations made it easy to set appointments to suit my own schedule. I would highly recommend Melbourne Hand Therapy and thank them for the outstanding service they provided”
    Tanya Gamble
  • “After receiving substandard care elsewhere I was referred to Andrew Cavello and his team to look after a hand injury. Thank you so much for looking after me. The receptionists and therapists are divine and Andrew has been amazing. Thank you!”
    Ainsley Sinicco

Frequently Asked

1Do I need a referral?
Not necessarily. For patients that are privately insured a referral is not needed. If patients are covered by Workcover / TAC / Veteran Affairs then a referral is required in order to claim through the insurance company. If you are unsure, give our rooms a call and our administrative staff can help you.
2What do I need to bring to my appointment?
  • Any x-rays, scans and tests relevant to your injury/condition if you have them
  • Your referral if you have one
  • If workers compensation, TAC or DVA: claim number and accident and employer details
  • Your health fund card
3I just need a brace/splint do I need to make an appointment?
At Melbourne Hand Therapy we have off the shelf brace options for various needs, however our therapists can also fabricate custom thermoplastic splints as well as casts as needed. If you have been referred for a splint or brace, your therapist will need to assess your injury/condition and can then recommend which is better suited for your individual needs. Additionally, they will educate you and provide you with exercises to further assist your recovery.
4Why would I go to a hand therapist and not my usual physiotherapist?
All therapists at Melbourne Hand Therapy are university-trained physiotherapists or occupational therapists who have completed further training and education in the area of hand and upper limb rehabilitation. We specialise in treating injuries and conditions from the shoulder to the fingers. We regularly receive referrals from local physiotherapists and osteopaths who believe their patient’s conditions are better treated by specialists in the area.
5What if I need to cancel my scheduled appointment?
24 hours’ notice is required for all cancellations and failure to do so will result in a $55 cancellation fee. The allocated time has been specifically set aside for your individual treatment and less than 24 hours’ notice often results in an inability to offer this appointment to others.
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