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Hands On Hand Therapy Team

Abby McCarthy

Abby grew up in the Ulladulla region before moving to Sydney to study Occupational Therapy at ACU, graduating in 2016. She developed a love for hand therapy during her final student clinical placement with Hands on Hand Therapy in Nowra and Kiama After 6 years of working in Sydney where she developed her skills in various fields of OT such as community based adult rehab, paediatrics and mental health Abby moved back to her hometown of Molly Mook. Abby continues with her dual caseload – paediatrics and hand therapy. She is currently completing her Hand Therapy Fellowship with the Australian Hand Therapy Association. When she’s not at work you’ll final Abby spending time with her partner, family and friends or in her other role as a wildlife rescuer caring for injured animals.

Cate Menzies

Cate established Hands on Hand Therapy (NSW) in 2007 to provide specialised hand therapy services in Kiama before opening the Nowra and Bowral locations as the practice grew.

Emma Keech

Emma received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the Australian Catholic University in 2017. Since graduating, she has worked in the public hospital sector in rehabilitation and geriatric settings, where she enjoyed assisting patients regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

Meredith Primrose

Meredith joined Hands on Hand Therapy in late 2020 after 30 + years at Nowra Private Hospital, the last 8 years of which she was Manager of Allied Health. With a background in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries Meredith’s upper limb treatment also includes a wholistic approach. She has been a member of the APA for 42 years and is an associate member of the AHTA.

Barbara Peattie

Barbara is a Physiotherapist originally hailing from Sydney. She spent 22 years in the Jervis Bay area while raising 3 children and working in both Private Practice and hospital settings.