Staff

Bernadette Kelly

Bernadette is an Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist  (AHT) as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association.   She is also a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), following completion of the American Hand Therapy certification examination.  She is a  full Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.  Bernadette qualified as an Occupational Therapist in Dublin, Ireland and established the Hand Therapy practice in 1993 following work in Ireland, England and Australia in both the public and private healthcare systems.

Bernadette is an experienced hand therapist and is actively involved in the hand therapy community of Melbourne through supporting Australian Hand Therapy Association activities, participating in research with therapists and surgeons in the area of hand therapy, presenting at seminars and accepting clinical placement students .

Diane Hedin

Diane is an Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT), as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association.  Diane is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), following completion of the American Hand Therapy Association examination.

Diane has worked in hand therapy in the public and private system in Melbourne for more than twenty five years. She has  worked in the practice since 1993. Diane has extensive experience in hand therapy and speaks fluent Vietnamese. She has travelled to Vietnam as part of the Interplast program where surgeons and therapists travel to developing countries to perform surgery and provide rehablitation expertise.

Amelia Clarke

Amelia has worked as an Occupational and Hand Therapist in both regional and metropolitan Victoria since graduating from La Trobe University in 2004. She has worked at the practice for over ten years.  Amelia enjoys attending professional development and post graduate courses and actively participates in clinical research with therapists and surgeons. She is also the clinical coordinator for student placements from La Trobe, Monash and Deakin Universities.

Amelia has a special interest in chronic pain conditions as well as Lymphoedema management. She has completed the ALA lymphoedema training and has a passion for the treatment of both Upper Limb lymphoedema and working closely with Oncology and Breast Care teams. Amelia is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Annemarie Marshall

Annemarie has specialised in Hand Therapy since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist. She has completed three professional developmental courses on Hand Therapy run by the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is an associate member of the association.  Annemarie is also a qualified nurse and has expertise in the areas of wound management and pain management.

Annemarie has completed workshops in InterX Therapy which is used to boost the body’s healing ability for reducing pain and restoring function to a person’s life.

Annemarie supervises Occupational Therapy students who complete clinical placement at South Eastern Hand Therapy clinics.