Jo is a respected Occupational Therapist with over 15 years experience in the specialist field of hand therapy.
Following graduation as an Occupational Therapist from the University of South Australia in 1997, Jo rapidly developed a broad experience base working throughout Australia in the community and acute health care sectors.
During a working holiday in the UK she discovered her interest in Hand Therapy, and was fortunate to secure roles in leading teaching hospitals working alongside respected hand therapists and surgeons.
Jo has undertaken post graduate Hand Therapy study, is a Certified Hand Therapist (USA) and full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. She has presented papers to hand therapy and surgery colleagues at the state and national level.
Continually developing her skills by attending national and international conferences and courses, Jo maintains a leading role in hand therapy provision in SA. And she passionately shares her knowledge in her role as the lecturer of Hand Therapy at Flinders University for the post graduate Masters of Occupational Therapy program.
Combining her wealth of experience and enthusiasm for hand therapy and doing so in the beautiful Adelaide Hills is a dream realised for Jo. As well as an ongoing dedication to donating a percent to profits to a local and international charity each quarter.
What is a Certified Hand Therapist?
A CHT is an occupational therapist or physiotherapist who has substantial clinical experience in hand therapy and has passed a comprehensive exam of advanced clinical skills and theory.
The Certified Hand Therapy credential offers assurance to the public that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession and stays up to date with practice within the field. Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC).