Special Interests

  • Elaine has a particular interest in treating undiagnosed hand conditions and treating patients with upper limb pain. She enjoys traumatic and post surgical rehabilitation.


  • Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion – Curtin University 2010
  • Masters of Occupational Therapy – Curtin University 2015
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Hand Therapy – University of Derby 2020
  • Shoulder Injuries in the Clinic – Sports Medicine Australia 2019
  • Dry Needling to the Upper Limb – Global Education of Manual Therapists 2019
  • Fractures Course Level 2 – British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT) 2017
  • Hand, Wrist & Elbow, Examination & Treatment – Health Education Seminars 2017
  • Kinesiology taping for the hand and upper limb – Proactive training  2017

Presentations / Publications

  • Elaine is an annual presenter for OT Australia titled ‘An introduction to the management of common hand conditions’.


Elaine became passionate about hand therapy during her university studies (Masters of Occupational Therapy) and practical placement in Hand and Upper Limb rehabilitation. After graduating Elaine moved to London, England where she continued to work both privately (Wimbledon clinic) and publicly (NHS St Thomas and Guys, Chelsea and Westminster) in Hand and Upper Limb rehabilitation.  Elaine enjoys treating a range of conditions. She is particularly interested in traumatic and acute injuries. Elaine has completed a range of courses with BAHT (British Association of Hand Therapy) as well as in Australia, Sports Medicine Australia and Global Education of Manual Therapists. Elaine is also qualified in the treatment modality of Dry Needling.  She is currently completing her post graduate certificate in Hand Therapy with Derby University (UK).


  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
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