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Hands On Hand Therapy Team

Joanne Alder

Dip Phys, Dip Med Hyp
PGDip Health Sciences (Physiotherapy)

Joanne graduated as a physio from Cumberland College (now Sydney Uni) in 1976 and completed post grad studies in 2009. Jo has had a wonderful career working both overseas (Hong Kong and the UK) as well as in Australia in her own private practice and in NSW Health. Jo was the Senior Physio at Milton Hospital for over 30 years and is not ready to stop yet!. Her greatest loves are orthopaedics, musculoskeletal rehab and hand injury rehabilitation. Her skills and experience are a massive asset to the Milton clinic where she knows the community and her knowledge will help our newer therapists who are developing their hand therapy and splinting skills. When Jo is not at work she is very busy enjoying life with her family in Ulladulla.

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.