Staff Profile

George 2017

George Kikilas

Principal Therapist

  • Bachelor of Health Science / Masters in Physiotherapy 2013
  • Accredited Hand Therapist (awarded by Australian Hand Therapy Association)
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association 
  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA) 2017
  • Hand Therapist for the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Football Club
  • Hand Therapist for the Southern Districts Rugby Club

 

George graduated from his physiotherapy degree at Western Sydney University.

George leads a team of experienced hand therapists all working together in a professional and supportive working environment. He consults at both our Kogarah and Sutherland Rooms.

In addition to his full clinical load, he has also lectured at both Western Sydney University and the University of Technology. He works very closely with our local hand specialists.

He has extensive experience working with elite sporting teams and has a keen interest in ligament injuries and complex wrist fractures.



 

 

Catia Nasser

Senior Physiotherapist

  • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 1989
  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA) 2013
  • Associate Australian Hand Therapy Association

Catia graduated from University of Sydney in 1989 with Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.

She commenced her career at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals, working in a variety of areas including acute & post-acute orthopaedics & hand therapy. Catia was the senior physiotherapist for 4 years in an early discharge orthopaedic hospital to home programme.

Catia joined Southern Hand Therapy in 1998 and gained certification in hand therapy (CHT) in 2011.

Catia’s ability to make a connection with her patients, to support & guide them through their rehab, makes her a great advocate & an integral part of our team.


Hayley 2017

Hayley Coleman

Senior Physiotherapist

  • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) 1994
  • Accredited Hand Therapist (awarded by Australian Hand Therapy Association)
  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA) 2013

Hayley graduated from her physiotherapy degree at the University of Cape Town and spent her initial training working in private practices in South Africa, the U.S.A and Australia, gaining expertise in orthopaedic and sporting injuries.

She has extensive experience working with upper limb injuries, and has worked exclusively in hands since 1998, working in busy private practices and running her own practice in Cape Town.

Hayley joined the team at Southern Hand Therapy in 2011 and has brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise in treating and managing complex injuries of the upper limb. She enjoys patient interaction, continued learning and creating splints to improve outcomes. Hayley consults at our Kogarah clinic.


Sophie 2017

 

Sophie Marden

Occupational Therapist 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) 2009
  • Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association 
  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA) 2017
  • Member Occupational Therapy Australia

Sophie graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2009 and quickly found a passion for working in the field of Hand Therapy.  Having joined the team in 2017, Sophie has added to the overall dynamic of the team bringing an enthusiastic and nuturing approach to the management of her patients.

 

 



 

Huy Nguyen

Physiotherapist

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 2012
  • Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association
  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA) 2021


Huy graduated from his physiotherapy degree at The University of Sydney. He has 7 years of experience in public & private hospital settings which has provided him with a broad physiotherapist skillset, which include the clinical areas of acute/surgical care, orthopaedics, outpatients and rehabilitation.

Huy commenced work at the South Western Sydney Hand Centre (Fairfield Hospital) in 2017, where he worked alongside hand surgeons and wound care nurses and further developed his skillset in the management of acute traumatic hand injuries. He demonstrates a strong interest in tendon and ligament injury rehabilitation.

Huy joined Southern Hand Therapy in 2019. He consults at both our Kogarah and Sutherland clinics.

 



 

Maeve Platt

Occupation Therapist

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) 2017
  • Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

Maeve graduated from her Occupational Therapy degree at The University of Newcastle. Maeve has 3 years of post-graduate experience in tertiary regional and metropolitan public hospitals, in addition to actively working in the community and disability sectors.

Maeve has practiced at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Hand Unit for 12 months. In this time, she has developed knowledge and expertise in the assessment and management of complex acute traumatic hand and upper limb injuries. Maeve also concurrently practices at public hospital Hand Unit, where she works alongside a multidisciplinary team, involving hand specialists, nurses and therapists.

Maeve joined Southern Hand Therapy in 2021 and enjoys being part of our ever-growing team. She consults at our Kogarah clinic.

 

Reception

Meet Denise, Nicole and Sonia - The friendly front line of our practice. 

 

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do and Denise, Nicole and Sonia are key in providing efficient and effective support and care to all of our patients. They are happy to answer any questions prior to starting treatment.