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Bayside Hand Therapy Team

Melissa James

Bachelor Occupational Therapy (Hons)., Graduate  Diploma Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation
Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association

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Melissa James
Principal Hand Therapist

With over 25 years experience in hand therapy Melissa has had a passion for hand therapy since graduating from the University of Queensland in 1991.  She began her career working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Hand Unit for seven years before moving into the private sector. Melissa gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation in 1999. She has lectured to both undergraduate and post-graduate occupational therapists at the University of Queensland.

She has also lectured widely to therapists in regional Queensland on numerous topics relating to hand therapy and presented at state and national conferences.  Melissa has been a long-term course presenter for the Australian Hand Therapy Association’s Certificate Courses,  training other hand therapists in the fabrication of splints. She has a special interest in treating musicians hand problems and especially enjoys treating children.

Jamison Macdonald

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 

Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

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Jamison Macdonald

Jamison developed a keen interest in hand therapy whilst completing two of his final year clinical placements for his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Bayside Hand Therapy, before joining our team in 2019.   Jamison is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

He is continuing to hone his specialised hand therapy skills through professional development courses and a mentoring program,  whilst working towards becoming an Accredited Hand Therapist.   Jamison has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries of the hand and upper limb.  His open and friendly manner makes him popular with clients of all ages.  He has been a local in the bayside area for 10 years; enjoying rugby and boating and fishing in the local waterways.

Alexis Smith
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Alexis Smith

Alexis has had a long career in physical rehabilitation as a myotherapist before changing her career path to occupational therapy, specialising as a hand therapist.  Currently working towards  accreditation status,  Alexis brings additional skills to her hand therapy treatments including dry needling and myofascial release techniques.  

 

Alexis is passionate about all aspects of hand and upper limb therapies, especially pain management, arthritis, and overuse conditions such as tennis elbow.

Melbourne born and bred; Alexis moved to sunny Queensland with her family 8 years ago and enjoys yoga, gardening and cuddles with her two cats.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 

Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

Donna Cox
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Donna Cox
Administration

Donna joined our team in 2020. She is the superwoman who keeps the practice running smoothly and efficiently.  Donna loves interacting with people and her warm and gentle nature ensures all our patients feel at ease from the moment they arrive.   Outside of work Donna enjoys yoga and crochet and her 2 teenage boys keep her busy on weekends.

If you wish to contact Donna please give her a call on 33967798 or send an email to office@baysidehandtherapy.com.au