1984 BAppSc (Physiotherapy), Cumberland College Health Sciences (now University of Sydney), Australia
1987 Post-graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
1997 MAppSc (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney, Australia
2006 PhD, University of Sydney, Australia: Prevention and management of trapeziometacarpal joint pain
2014 Grad Cert in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Australia
Certification and Memberships
1986 – present Australian Physiotherapy Association
1988 – present Australian Hand Therapy Association
1991 – present Certified Hand Therapist (HTCC), Hand Therapy Certification Commission, USA
1994 – present NSW Hand Surgery Association (associate member)
I have been working as a physiotherapist for 30 years, and have pursued my passion in hand therapy by working both in the public and private setting, both within Australia and overseas (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston). I currently own and manage two private hand therapy practices, working in a multidisciplinary area with a number of hand surgeons. I have been employed as an Independent Consultant for WorkCover in NSW, and been involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students, in both the clinical and research areas.
I currently coordinate a hand therapy module for Physiotherapy students at the University of Sydney, and supervise postgraduate students completing clinical research projects. I am currently completing the 3rd Update of a Cochrane review of Surgery for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis.
Over the last two years, I have joined a team of hand surgeons to volunteer in a number of hospitals in Phnom Penh, assisting local staff in determining appropriate management for complex hand trauma and reconstructive procedures.
I am past-President of the AHTA, and have been involved in IFSHT activities as chair of the scientific committee for Sydney in 2007 and organizer of the Silent Auction in Delhi, 2013.
3 Invited Chapters related to hand therapy in books related to evidence based practice, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and hand therapy
1 Cochrane review, updated three times
8 peer reviewed scientific research manuscripts
Numerous presentations at National and International meetings for hand therapy and hand surgical audience