Welcome to HOHT


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Meet The Team

Our Hands on Hand Therapy Team

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.

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

Joanne Alder

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.

Sam Tkac

Sam works in both the private and public sectors providing specialised hand therapy services. When not working, Sam enjoys Pilates, travel and spending time with her family.

Dianne Wilbraham

Di has been working for Cate at Hands on Hand Therapy since October 2012, and has a lengthy background in bookkeeping and administration.

Jodi Moore

Jodi is our newest Administration Support Officer, joining the team in 2015. She works at the Kiama clinic and also supports the Nowra and Bowral locations.

Lyn McManus

Lyn came to join the HOHT team in March 2013 to help us with the administration side of the practice and especially with our Department of Veterans affairs admin.