News!Appointments available at Lara Physio from July 19th. Mondays 9am to 1pm.

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.   

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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 works at our main clinic and Epworth Geelong location. 

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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 and Wednesday 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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Emily McDougall

Occupational Therapist

BHlthSc, MOT

Associate Australian Hand Therapy Association

Emily Graduated from LaTrobe University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a number of areas since graduating, but has dedicated her time to hand therapy since 2017.

Emily is committed to continuing to develop her skills as a hand therapist and has completed a number of certified courses through the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). She is also working towards accreditation as awarded by the AHTA where she is currently registered as an associate member. 

Emily has a particular interest in acute injuries such as fractures, finger injuries and hand trauma.

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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.

Madeline Crawford

Reception / Administration

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Maddy is one of our front of house Receptionists and Administration Assistants and is working towards developing her Practice Management skills.   She has a degree in Exercise & Sport Science and is looking forward to undertaking post graduate studies in 2021.

Maddy prides herself on providing exceptional customer service and staying calm under pressure! She is our master of multitasking, and always puts the client first.

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

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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Mon - Fri 8:30am to 6pm

(03) 5221 7171

3 Sydney Ave
Geelong, Vic 3220

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Wed 12-4pm

(03) 5221 7171

1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds, Vic 3216

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Mon & Wed 9am to 1pm

(03) 5221 7171

1 East St
Drysdale, Vic 3222

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Mon 9am to 1pm

(03) 5221 7171

46 Patullos Rd,
Lara, Vic 3212

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