about Us


Kathy is an Occupational Therapist and an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association). She has over 30 years experience in treating hand injuries and has been in private practice since 1986.

Operating from three clinics, Kathy works closely with Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgeons who specialise in managing hand and upper limb injuries.

Many hand injuries do not require surgery and referrals are often made through Medical Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and other Allied Health Professionals.  Private patients with hand concerns may book in to see her and do not need a referral. If your injury is under an insurance claim you will need a referral from your doctor.

Kathy has been a full Member of the AHTA since 1986 and has been actively involved in this national association, more recently being the convenor of the 2017 National AHTA Conference. She has taught the post graduate Orthotic Fabrication Certificate Courses run through the AHTA since 2006 and is currently mentoring therapists wishing to upgrade to full Members of the AHTA.

In 2006 Kathy began volunteering in Sri Lanka through Interplast Australia and New Zealand. This is an organisation that coordinates teams of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and therapists who spend time in developing countries helping the local health professionals improve their skills.  The two week trips include a combination of hands on surgery/therapy with a significant educational component targeting local therapists, doctors and nurses.

Belinda DeGaris

Belinda is an associate of the Australia Hand Therapy Association (AHTA); she graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia. Belinda has been involved with many private hand therapy practices across Australia since 2015, gaining expertise of various skills and techniques.

Belinda is dedicated in gaining the best outcomes for her patients and using up-to-date evidenced based practice for the assessment and treatment of upper-limb conditions, staying at the fore-front of hand therapy. She thoroughly enjoys the problem solving involved with injury diagnosis and is well vetted in the assessment of wrist injuries, chronic pain, nerve injuries and the management of arthritic pain. Belinda is also experienced with the treatment of traumatic and post-operative hand injuries. Working in the private sector and at Flinders Medical Centre; she liaises with ED doctors, GPs, plastic surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. She particularly enjoys the fast pace that the hospital clinics present with. 

Belinda has volunteered in Bangladesh and South Africa as an Occupational Therapy assistant. She has recently returned to Adelaide after spending a couple of years in Launceston Tasmania, working along side Amy Geach in private hand therapy. She now divides her time between Adelaide Hand Therapy and Flinders Medical Centre - Hand Therapy department. 


83 Kensington Rd, Norwood SA

08 8232 1788



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