Adrienne Stokes

Adrienne Stokes

Adrienne graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Queensland in 2005. After working at various public hospitals, she commenced at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2006 in a range of acute and rehabilitation caseloads. In 2008, Adrienne first worked in the area of hand therapy, and developed a keen interest for this caseload. Over the coming years, Adrienne specialised further in hand therapy, as well as the clinical areas of Cancer care and Plastics. In 2017 she left the public health system and joined the team at EKCO to pursue her interest in hand therapy.  Adrienne is an Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Amaris Freier

Amaris Freier

Administration Officer

With over 30 years in finance, administration and customer service, Amaris brings dedication, enthusiasm and experience to her role of Senior Administration Officer. Her focus is on providing patients and therapists with the best possible care and support, upholding the EKCO values of passion, understanding and resourcefulness.

Anna Munro

Anna Munro

Anna graduated as an Occupational Therapist from La Trobe University in Melbourne in 1998. She then completed a Bachelor of Teaching and taught in various primary schools for almost 10 years, before deciding to return to her original profession and specialise in hand therapy.

Originally from Melbourne, Anna has recently relocated to Brisbane. She worked in a private practise setting in Melbourne, specialising in both chronic & acute upper limb injuries. In addition to this, Anna has competed as an elite athlete in multiple championships for Australia including the Commonwealth Games. Anna is an Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is working towards full membership.

Anna Wishink

Anna Wishink

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Anna Wishink graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a Masters of Occupational Therapy Studies. Following graduation she worked in hand and upper limb research before joining the EKCO team in 2016 completing a fellowship program. Anna has completed a number of professional development courses and is currently an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Åshild Krige

Åshild Krige

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Åshild graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of South Australia in 2003. Having already developed a strong interest in hand therapy through her honours research project she started working as a practitioner of hand therapy in Adelaide before moving to Brisbane in 2005. She joined the EKCO team in 2007 and after a four year stay in her home country Norway, was pleased to again be welcomed back to the EKCO team in 2017. Åshild is an engaged and caring therapist who enjoys all aspects of hand therapy. She is currently working at EKCO’s Chermside and Redcliffe clinics.

Camille Shokar

Camille Shokar

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Camille Shokar joined the EKCO team in 2015. She had completed her Bachelor in Science in Vancouver, Canada and then completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland in 2015. She is an Associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and enjoys treating fractures of the hand, and splinting. She has experience in Reformer Pilates, Yoga and seeks to assist her patients return to pre-injury sport and activities.

Christina Harwood

Christina Harwood

Christina graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland in 2001.  She has worked in a variety of settings throughout the UK and Australia, before focusing on Hand Therapy full time in 2004.  Christina became a Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association in 2006 and has previously served as both a State Representative and Membership Secretary.  Constantly looking for the next challenge, Christina has completed research projects on scar management, splinting for rotation deficits of the forearm, and most recently midcarpal instability; all of which she has presented at both national and state conferences.  She was co-author of her first published paper in November 2015.  Christina has a special interest in wrists, trauma and sport injuries, and also teaches hand therapy courses for the AHTA.

Colette Zemljic

Colette Zemljic

2IC - Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Colette Zemljic is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association) and Full Member of the Association. She graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1994 from the University of Sydney. Throughout her career she has worked across the public and private sector both in Queensland and the UK with experience in most areas of Adult Health Care. After a number of years in neurological rehabilitation, burns and plastics her interest in hand and upper limb rehabilitation became a focus and she has worked exclusively in this area since 2004. Colette worked as the clinical leader in hand therapy at the Mater Adult Hospital for four years prior to commencement with EKCO Hand Therapy in 2013. She presented at the AHTA national conference in 2009 and enjoys undergraduate and graduate mentoring and education.

Corrina Prebble

Corrina Prebble

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Corrina graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2004 from the University of Queensland. Since her graduation Corrina has worked in a variety of clinical roles within the public and private sectors in Australia and the UK. She has worked in a variety of acute and rehabilitation caseloads, specialising in traumatic and acquired brain injuries with specialist skills in hypertonicity management and wheelchair prescription. Corrina joined the EKCO Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Unit in 2015 and is an Associate Member of the AHTA.

Emily Marchant

Emily Marchant

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Emily Marchant graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. At the completion of her studies, she gained experience in private practice prior to joining the team at EKCO in 2016. With a strong interest in hand therapy; she is constantly building on her knowledge as well as her overall professional development. In addition to this, she is currently working towards her Full Membership with the Australian Hand Therapy Association. While she has a passion for treating all hand conditions, she has a particularly keen interest in the treatment of traumatic injuries as well as wounds.

Emma Allardyce

Emma Allardyce

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Emma Allardyce graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Deakin University Victoria in 2009. Since then, she has worked in a variety of acute and rehabilitation adult caseloads before finding her passion and specialising in hand therapy. Emma has been working in hand and upper limb rehabilitation at The Princess Alexandra Hospital since 2013, before joining the EKCO team in August 2015. Emma is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association, and is working towards full membership.

Germaine Sim

Germaine Sim

Physiotherapist and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Germaine graduated as a physiotherapist in 2009 from the University of South Australia. She has worked in a variety of acute care and rehabilitation settings in Australia and overseas. She began specialising in upper limb management in 2013 and became a member of the EKCO Hand Therapy Team in 2016. Germaine is a certified hand therapist with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (USA). She is a full member with Australian Hand Therapy Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

India Fenelon

India Fenelon

Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

India graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2014 from the University of Queensland. Since graduating, she commenced her career as an Occupational Therapist working in a private hand therapy clinic in Cairns, before moving back to Brisbane to join the EKCO team in 2017. India has completed a number of professional development courses and has recently achieved full membership with the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Jackie Oldham

Jackie Oldham

Jackie graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1992. She first became a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) in 1995 and served on the national executive as well as a term as the State Co-ordinator. She has worked in public and private Hand Therapy clinics in Australia and England, including her own private hand therapy practice on the Sunshine Coast. Jackie has lectured at an under graduate and post graduate level and has presented many upper limb workshops for therapists training.

Jane Reed

Jane Reed

Administration Officer

Jane started with EKCO in March 2015 and has been working as a medical receptionist for over 10 years having worked in GP practices prior to starting with EKCO. Jane enjoys providing the best possible customer service experience for patients.

Jay Stevenson

Jay Stevenson

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Jay graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She began specializing in hand therapy in early 2011. Jay has worked at the Redland Hospital, Logan Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital prior to joining the EKCO team in 2013. She has a special interest in treating trauma and tendon injuries.

Jessica Holding

Jessica Holding

Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (USA) and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Jessica graduated from the Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy). She worked in a variety of clinical areas including trauma and acquired brain injury before developing a special interest in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. Jessica has worked in both public and private practice settings in Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland. She commenced working for EKCO Hand Therapy in 2017 and has a special interest in acute wrist injuries. Jessica is a Full Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2012.

Jodie Ottley

Jodie Ottley

Brisbane Private Clinic Co-ordinator - Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Jodie Ottley graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland in 1993 and has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in Australia and the UK public and private sectors. Her clinical roles included interest areas within hands, lymphoedema, plastics, burns and orthopaedics. Jodie has also worked as an Occupational Therapy Department Manager. Jodie commenced working in hand therapy in regional Queensland prior to joining the EKCO Hand Therapy team in 2002. She has continued to work within hand therapy over the subsequent years, returning to regional centres, before recommencing with the EKCO team in 2015. Jodie is the Clinic Co-ordinator for our Brisbane Private Hospital clinic.

Joy Hanna

Joy Hanna

Manager EKCO Hand Therapy - Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Joy graduated from the University of Queensland in 1992 and completed a Master of Science (Hand Therapy) in 2003. She has worked both in Australia and the UK within the public and private sector. Whilst in the UK, she had the opportunity to manage a large team of occupational and physiotherapists as a clinical specialist within a regional specialty unit for hand and plastic surgery. Joy has presented at both national and international conferences in Australia, the UK and the USA and has taught at a number of universities in the field of hand therapy. She has published in the field of hand therapy. Joy is a course presenter/developer for the Australian Hand Therapy Association. She is a past president of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and currently sits on the governance committee for the association. With over 20 years’ experience in hand and upper limb rehabilitation, Joy enjoys sharing her knowledge of hand therapy but remains passionate about achieving a personal best for each and every patient.

Kate Harkin

Kate Harkin

Kate Harkin has 19 years’ experience in managing upper limb injuries. She was accepted as a full member of the AHTA in 1995 and has served on the National Executive. Kate has lectured extensively both in Australia and overseas. She was a 1997 Churchill Fellow, undertaking a six month training fellowship in hand therapy in centres of excellence in the USA.

She has also undertaken post graduate studies in hand therapy through Curtin University (WA) and is actively involved in research on tendon injuries. She is published in the American Journal of Hand Therapy on ‘Compliance to Hand Therapy Programs’. Kate established the EKCO Hand Therapy Unit 12 years ago.

Katie Licciardello

Katie Licciardello

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Katie Licciardello joined the EKCO team in 2010 on return from working in the United Kingdom for a variety of hand therapy services. She has specialised in treatment of the hand and upper limb since 2007 when she managed the hand therapy service at Geelong Hospital. Since graduating as an Occupational Therapist from James Cook University in 2004, Katie has provided treatment to a range of orthopaedic, burns and plastics, neurological and rheumatology caseloads in acute hospital and rehabilitation settings. She is a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and an Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Kerry Du Plessis

Kerry Du Plessis

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Kerry du Plessis graduated as an occupational therapist in 2005 from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Since completing her degree, she has worked as an occupational therapist within a variety of community and acute hospital settings in both South Africa and Queensland. Kerry joined EKCO in 2015 to pursue her career in hand therapy. She is an associate member of the AHTA.

 

Lee-Anne Karena Currie

Lee-Anne Karena Currie

Administration Officer

After a few years concentrating on family, Lee returned to work as part of the EKCO Ipswich team. Her years of retail and reception experience have been a valuable tool when engaging with our clients who are looking for the great customer service that EKCO offers. Lee takes her job very seriously but does love a good laugh.

Leesa Gilkey

Leesa Gilkey

CBD Clinic Co-ordinator - Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (USA) and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Gilkey is a Certified Hand Therapist trained in America. She graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1991 and has specialised in hands since 1994. Leesa - who actually prefers to be called Gilkey - has spent the last fifteen years working as a hand therapist in Australia. Her first year was spent in Newcastle with the public sector, before spending the last fourteen years in Brisbane working with the EKCO team. Gilkey is a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (2003) and a full member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (2001). She passed the Hand Therapy Certification exam in 2002. Gilkey is the coordinator at the EKCO CBD Clinic. Her passions include making splints and working with tendon injuries.

Louise Jones

Louise Jones

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Louise graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Since graduating, she worked in the public sector in both hospital and community settings and gained experience working with children and adults. Louise has always had a keen interest in hand therapy and joined the EKCO team in 2017 through the Fellowship program. She enjoys managing wounds and treating hand and forearm fractures. Louise is currently an associate member of the AHTA and is constantly building upon her knowledge base.

Natacha Moucheron

Natacha Moucheron

Ipswich Clinic Co-ordinator - Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Natacha Moucheron graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1999 from the University of Queensland. She has worked in a variety of caseloads at the Gold Coast Hospital before specialising in hand therapy in 2009. Natacha then relocated to London where she worked in hand therapy at a respected London Hospital. Natacha became a member of the EKCO team in 2011, and is now our Ipswich Clinic Coordinator. She is currently an associate member of the AHTA, working towards full membership.

Peita De Waard

Peita De Waard

Administration Officer

Peita holds a Diploma of Business Administration and has worked in a variety of broad roles before finding her passion and specialising in medical administration. Peita is passionate about great customer service and loves being a member of the Ipswich team.

Rachel McMahon

Rachel McMahon

Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Rachel graduated from the University of Queensland as an Occupational Therapist in 2014. Her enthusiasm for hand and upper limb rehabilitation arose as a university student through her clinical placements. Rachel began her career in hand therapy in regional Queensland in January 2015, prior to joining the EKCO team in June 2016. She is a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and an Accredited Hand Therapist.

Rowena Allan

Rowena Allan

Occupational Therapist and Associate Member AHTA

Rowena Allan graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy Studies from the University of Queensland in 2007. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of caseloads including inpatient adult rehabilitation, outpatient hand therapy and community based aged care. She joined the EKCO Hand Therapy team in 2012 and completed a 6 month Hand Therapy Fellowship. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Sally Colwell

Sally Colwell

Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Sally is an Occupational Therapist and full Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 and has worked in Australia, England and Ireland in a variety of clinical areas including hand therapy, burns and plastics and spinal injuries. Sally commenced working at EKCO Hand Therapy in January 2015 and while she loves treating all hand conditions, is particularly interested in treating traumatic injuries, wounds and oedema management and sport injuries. She is a member and trained in the Kinesio Taping method.

Sarah Hislop

Sarah Hislop

Chermside Clinic Co-ordinator - Occupational Therapist and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Sarah Hislop graduated as an occupational therapist with honours from James Cook University in 2003. She worked in a variety of acute and rehabilitation caseloads in Geelong before commencing in hand therapy in 2005. She has continued to specialise in hand therapy from this time, working in public hand therapy clinics at the Geelong Hospital and the Townsville Hospital. She first joined EKCO Hand Therapy in 2008. Sarah is an Accredited Hand Therapist with the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Sathish Karunanidhi

Sathish Karunanidhi

Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (USA) and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

Sathish graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the Tamil Nadu MGR University, Chennai, India in 2001 and completed a Master of Occupational Therapy (Musculoskeletal condition) from the Manipal University, India in 2004. He has worked as an Assistant Professor and Senior Occupational Therapist in India for three years. He moved to Australia and worked in Public hospitals and ran his own private hand therapy clinics in Hervey Bay for nine years. In 2015, Sathish was successful in completing the Hand Therapy Certification Exam (CHT) and was accepted as a Full Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Sathish joined EKCO specialising in hand and upper limb rehabilitation in 2017.

Taryn Collins

Taryn Collins

Taryn Collins graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Queensland in 2004. Upon graduation, she worked in a large hospital setting, gaining experience across a variety of caseloads including rehabilitation, orthopaedics, lymphedema, vascular and hands. Working in hands in a hospital setting was Taryn’s passion and she made the decision to join EKCO in 2018 so that she could focus on and specialise in hand therapy. Taryn is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is working towards gaining full membership.  

Terra Bredy

Terra Bredy

Mater Clinic Co-ordinator - Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (USA) and Accredited Hand Therapist AHTA

In 1996, Terra graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Since then she has worked in a variety of public and private Occupational Therapy clinics throughout Canada and the United States and, in 2002, obtained certification as a specialist in Hand Therapy. She became a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) in 2009 and served as the Queensland Divisional Representative in 2013. During a brief stint in California from 2014 to 2017, Terra was an Adjunct Professor at Stanbridge University where she lectured at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and also served as a postgraduate research advisor on projects focussed on Yoga as a therapeutic modality for complex regional pain syndrome and on goniometric measurement techniques for wrist flexion/extension.