George graduated with a Bachelor of Science /Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Western Sydney in 2013. George joined the team at Southern Hand Therapy in 2015 after previously working in a busy Physiotherapy practice as well as elite sporting teams. He has a keen interest in ligament injuries and complex wrist fractures.
As of 2017, George is now the Practice Principal and is excited to take the business into 2018 and beyond!
Principal since 1995
Julia is a Physiotherapist graduating in 1987 from Cumberland College of Health Sciences (now University of Sydney). Julia has worked exclusively in hand therapy since 1991. Initially she worked in a multi-disciplinary unit in Hands and Plastic Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital dealing with the rehabilitation of many hand replantation patients. She formed the Hand Patient Support Group.
She went into private practice in 1995 establishing Southern Hand Therapy. Working closely with Hand Surgeons, GP's, Sports Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physiotherapists, Rheumatologists, Neurologists and Radiologists the practice has grown to two clinics serving both the St George and Sutherland Shire region.
Julia is the current Head of Communications Portfolio of the AHTA, has served as Divisional Representative of NSW to the AHTA, and has been involved in the training of many new Hand Therapists . She has presented to the Sports Medicine Programme (Uni NSW), Sutherland Shire GPs, NSW Hand Surgeon Association Conferences and Australian Hand Therapy Association Conferences.
Catia graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 1989 from Cumberland College of Health Sciences; now a faculty of Sydney University.
She spent 7 years at Prince of Wales Hospital working in a variety of areas including hand therapy & acute orthopeadics. Catia was the Senior Physiotherapist for 4 years in an early discharge multidisciplinary team providing post-acute Orthopeadic care out in the community.
Catia is an integral member of our team having worked at Southern Hand Therapy part-time since 1998. She continues to have a special interest in Orthopeadic-related conditions. Catia is also fluent in Arabic.
Hayley graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in Cape Town in 1991 and has worked exclusively in hands since 1998.She 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.
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.
Denise and Sonia are the friendly faces you will see behind the front desk and are invaluable in making things run smoothly for us all. They are happy to answer any questions prior to starting treatment.