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Hands On Hand Therapy Team

Cate Menzies

Cate opened Hands on Hand Therapy in 2007 after relocating from Orange where she had her private practice, Orange Hand Rehabilitation. She has been an active member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association since 1997 and has enjoyed mentoring students and new graduates in the field of Hand Therapy. Cate was the recipient of the Jill Chapman Award for Best Clinical Paper at the annual AHTA conference in 2002. She continues to enjoy clinical challenges and balances this with family life, bee keeping and Micro Cavoodle breeding. Cate established Hands on Hand Therapy (NSW) in 2007 to provide specialised hand therapy services initially in Kiama before expanding to Nowra, Bowral (now closed) and Figtree locations. When not at work Cate enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children on their farm, looking after her bees and studying Archaeology.

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.

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