Our team of Hand Therapy Adelaide & Adelaide Hills
We are proud of our team;
Hand Therapy: Jo Marsh & Janelle Hill
Each with over 20 years of hand therapy experience, our hand therapists offer a wealth and breath of skill and knowledge to ensure you optimal outcomes. We are genuine, passionate, and capable Occupational Therapists, who will take the time to give you the best service we can.
Jo Marsh Registered Occupational Therapist B.App.Sc (OT) Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the AHTA) Certified Hand Therapist (CHT, HTCC, USA)
Jo Marsh has been a registered Occupational Therapist since graduating from the University of South Australia in 1998. And has specialised in the field of hand therapy since 2000. Jo is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association) and Certified Hand Therapist (Hand Therapy Certification Commission, USA). Jo is a registered Occcupational Therapy provider with the NDIS, Return to Work SA and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Jo began her hand therapy career working in the major teaching hospitals in London, before a stint at the Royal Adelaide Hosptial. She opened her own private practice shortly after her daughter was born in 2006. As a passionate life-long-learner, Jo enjoys lecturing hand therapy to post graduate Masters of Occupational Therapy students with the Flinders University, and teaching rural therapists about Hand Therapy through Country Health SA. Jo is currently working part time in her private practice and part time at the Royal Adelaide Hosptial for a year, continuing her professional development.
When Jo is not at work she can be found enjoying the company of her school-aged daughter. Jo loves to travel and particularly hiking & snow skiing in Australia and overseas. She makes the most of every day-getting out amongst nature and putting in the hours in her beautiful large Adelaide Hills Garden.
Jo currently works in Stirling Tuesday (and Saturday by appointment), Mount Barker Wednesdays, Fleurieu visits Thursdays (by appointment).
Janelle Hill Registered Occupational Therapist B.App.Sc (OT, Hons) Certified Hand Therapist (HTCC< USA) Associate Member Australian Hand Therapy Association
watch this space- Janelle's picture to come!
We congratulate Janelle on becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in November 2020! As well as her recently aquired certification, Janelle brings over 20 years of hand therapy experience to our team. Janelle graduated with first class honours as an Occupational Therapist from the University of South Australia in 1995. She gained a broad range of OT skills working in the areas of aged care, stroke and orthopaedic rehabilitation and community care early in her career.
Janelle worked at the RAH in the area of hand therapy since 1999, and most recently held the position of lead therapist in Hand Therapy for the Occupational Therapy Department. Her main areas of professional interest include; - brachial plexus and complex nerve injuries and repair, - management of complex and mutilating hand injuries, - rheumatology.
Janelle is a respected hand therapy educator, who has been active in providing education and support to rural therapists working in hand therapy for the past decade, providing theory and practical education sessions, webinars, and mentoring.
Outside of work Janelle is a supportive mother and wife who enjoys hills life with her family and friends. And we are wrapped to have Janelle with her warmth and skills join our team.
Janelle currently works in Mount Barker Mondays and Stirling Thursdays and Fridays.
An AHT is an AHPRA registered physiotherapist or occupational therapist who has been awarded the title by meeting strict criteria based on past and current experience in treating shoulder, elbow and hand clients, professional development, conduct and assessment For more read our blog- Who is an Accredited Hand Therapist