Our Team

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

MELISSA JAMES

Director & Principal Hand Therapist
Bachelor Occupational Therapy (Hons)., Graduate  Diploma Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation
Full Member 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.

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.

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