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.
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.
Donna is the newest member of our admin team. She enjoys yoga and crochet, and her 2 teenage boys keep her busy on the weekends. Donna loves interacting with people and her warm and gentle nature helps our patients feel at ease.