Special Interests

  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Tendon repairs


Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice – 2013

Presentations / Publications

  • Assessment of Common Hand Injuries – to General Practitioners
  • Wrist Instability (Scapholunate Ligament Injuries) – Special Interest Upper Limb Group Townsville
  • Soft tissue injuries – to osteopaths
  • Common hand conditions and splinting – OTA (annual)


Kate developed a passion for treating hand injuries whilst on placement at university. Following completion of her degree, she began working in private practice in Townsville and independently managed a rural outreach clinic. She has been working with Melbourne Hand Therapy since returning to Melbourne. Kate has supervised clinical students, both observational and practical, to develop their hand therapy skills. She believes in ongoing and lifelong learning and regularly participates in professional development to deliver evidence-based treatment. Kate enjoys working with patients following hand surgery as well as the challenge of treating patients to assist them in avoiding the need for surgery.


  • Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association)
  • Full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
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