Our Team

Experienced hand therapists here to help with hand, wrist and elbow injuries and rehabilitation. 

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MELISSA JAMES

Director & Principal Hand Therapist
Bachelor Occupational Therapy (Hons)., Graduate  Diploma Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation
Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association

With over 25 years experience in Hand therapy Melissa has had a passion for hand therapy since graduating from the University of Queensland in 1991.  She began her career working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Hand Unit for seven years before moving into the private sector. Melissa gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation in 1999. She has lectured to both undergraduate and post-graduate occupational therapists at the University of Queensland. She has also lectured widely to therapists in regional Queensland on numerous topics relating to hand therapy and presented at state and national conferences.  Melissa has been a long-term course presenter for the Australian Hand Therapy Association’s Certificate Courses,  training other hand therapists in the fabrication of splints. She has a special interest in treating musician’s hand problems and especially enjoys treating children.

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JAMISON MACDONALD

Occupational Therapist
Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

Jamison developed a keen interest in hand therapy whilst completing two of his final year clinical placements for his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Bayside Hand Therapy, before joining our team in 2019.   Jamison is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. He is continuing to hone his specialised hand therapy skills through professional development courses and a mentoring program,  whilst working towards becoming an Accredited Hand Therapist.   Jamison has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries of the hand and upper limb.  His open and friendly manner makes him popular with clients of all ages.  He has been a local in the bayside area for 10 years; enjoying rugby and boating and fishing in the local waterways.

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SHANE WHITE

Administration

Shane’s gentle and kind nature helps to ensure our patient’s experience is a positive one from the moment you arrive. With 11 years’ experience working in hand clinics, Shane is sure to be able to answer any queries you may have.

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ANNE PADLEY

Administration

Anne is the other friendly face you may see on arrival. Anne joined our admin team in 2019. Her cheerful attitude and super organisational skills make her a valued addition to the Bayside Hand Therapy team.

If you wish to contact Shane or Anne please give them a call on 33967798 or send an email to office@baysidehandtherapy.com.au

Bayside Hand Therapy specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow. Friendly, caring and professional treatment is provided by experienced hand therapists, who participate in regular professional development to deliver up-to-date,  evidence-based practice.
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89 Bay Terrace (Cnr Florence Street),
Wynnum QLD 4178

Phone: (07) 3396 7798
Fax: (07) 3396 7312
E: office@baysidehandtherapy.com.au
Appointments available
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
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