News!Appointments available at Geelong Sports Medicine Centre, 1-5 Ballarat Rd, North Geelong, from December 6th

Our staff

Our staff

Jane Skeen

Occupational Therapist

BAppSci (OT); Post Grad Cert (OT); RegOT (AHPRA)

Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA)

Jane is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation since 1995. After graduating from Latrobe University in 1991, Jane spent seven years in the United States, gaining additional experience in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. Jane is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association).   Jane completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy through LaTrobe University and recently supervised a research project looking at outcomes for Dupuytren’s patients following Xiaflex injection.

Jane is committed to undergraduate education and has a close alliance with Deakin University. She has spent many years lecturing in the Occupational Therapy program at Deakin, focusing on assessment and management of hand and upper limb conditions, and splinting. Jane has a particular interest in the management of wrist injuries,  base of thumb osteoarthritis, sport injuries and hand trauma. Jane is available for appointments at the main Sydney Avenue clinic and at Geelong Sports Medicine Centre on Monday afternoons.  

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Emily McMaster

Occupational Therapist

BOccThy(Hons); BForensicSc; RegOT(AHPRA)

Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA)

 

Emily graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) in 2015 and has dedicated her work to the area of hand therapy since graduating, gaining experience across both the public and private hand therapy sectors.  She completed a research project in her final year investigating how much time Victorian primary school children spend handwriting in the classroom while at school, which was published as a journal article in the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention.

Emily is committed to ongoing education to provide the best and most up to date evidence-based care to her patients. She has undertaken certified courses through the Australian Hand Therapy Association and gained her Accredited Hand Therapist credential in 2019. She regularly attends the National AHTA Conferences and attended the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) Congress in Berlin in 2019.

Emily has a special interest in the management of soft tissue finger injuries and paediatric hand conditions and injuries – an interest strengthened since having her own bub in 2020. She offers dry needling as an additional therapy technique. Emily is available across our Sydney Avenue, Epworth Geelong and Geelong Sports Medicine Centre locations. 

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Emily Fitzpatrick

Occupational Therapist

BOT; RegOT(AHPRA)

Associate Australian Hand Therapy Association

Emily graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Deakin University in 2018. Her fieldwork placements included an 8-week hand therapy placement. This sparked her desire to further her knowledge in the area of hand therapy. Emily started at Geelong Hand Therapy in 2018 after securing a new graduate position.

Emily is committed to ongoing education to continue to develop her hand therapy knowledge. She has undertaken multiple certified courses through the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is working towards becoming an Accredited Hand Therapist. Emily is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Emily has a particular interest in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis and finger fractures.

You can find Emily at our main Geelong Clinic and she is also available for appointments at our Drysdale Clinic on Monday mornings.

 

 

 

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Krystle Pistrin

Occupational Therapist

BOT

Associate Australian Hand Therapy Association

Krystle graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Deakin University in 2020. Her fieldwork placement included an 8-week hand therapy placement and she participated in an 8-week hand therapy development program ran by Geelong Hand Therapy in 2020. Krystle has had a desire to work in the area of hand therapy since the first year of her degree in Occupational Therapy and is excited to develop her skills in this area.

Prior to her employment start date, Krystle has also undertaken her first certified course in Hand Therapy through the Australian Hand Therapy Association to support her transition to practice.

Krystle is excited to have secured the new graduate position at Geelong Hand Therapy and is eager to get started as our new hand therapist.

Krystle is an Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. 

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Liam Williams

Occupational Therapist

BOccThy; RegOT (AHPRA)

Associate Australian Hand Therapy Association

 

Liam graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Deakin University in 2021. He has shown a keen interest in the area of hand therapy since his time at university, actively seeking experience in the field during the unprecedented times of the COVID pandemic. This meant independently arranging placements outside of his university curriculum both in NSW and at Geelong Hand Therapy.

Liam recently completed an introductory course in hand therapy, and is eager to further continue his professional development in other courses offered by the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Liam has specific interests in hand conditions including finger fractures, trigger fingers, and dislocations.

Liam is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. You can find him at our central Sydney Avenue clinic Mon-Fri.  

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Sharon Anderson

Accounts / Reception

Sharon is our Receptionist / Accounts Assistant and is responsible all things account related.  Sharon has years of experience working in GP Clinics and has a wealth of knowledge regarding billing and accounts processing.

Any accounts related queries should be directed to Sharon.

Dawn Trewin

Reception / Administration

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Dawn is one of our front of house Receptionists and Administration Assistants.   She has many years experience in Allied Health and GP Clinics, and has a wealth of knowledge in medical reception and administration.

Dawn prides herself on her excellent customer service and her ability to stay calm and measured under pressure. She thrives in our fast paced environment and will always go the extra mile to help our patients. 

If you have any queries, concerns or general feedback, please speak to Dawn.

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