Hand Therapists are qualified Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists who have become skilled in assessing and treating upper limb injuries and conditions through further education, training and clinical experience.
Kingston Hand Therapy was established by David Jacobs to provide specialist hand therapy services to the residents of Bayside Melbourne.
The practice provides expert care for hand and upper extremity injuries, applying a range of complementary techniques and strategies taken from both the occupational therapy and physiotherapy professions.
Founder & Senior Clinician
David graduated from La Trobe University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Following graduation, David developed an interest in the treatment of the hand and upper limb, and then completed a postgraduate certificate in the management of soft tissue injuries in 2009.
David has held senior clinician roles in both public and private settings and has had the opportunity to work alongside Melbourne’s leading hand and upper limb surgeons. For the last 6 years, David has worked as the Senior Clinician in Hand Therapy at the Austin Hospital, specialising in the treatment of acute trauma to the hand, wrist and elbow.
David regularly presents on the assessment and treatment of hand conditions to General Practitioners, physicians and other allied health professionals. He has also taught at university to undergraduate students on hand conditions. David has recently co-authored an article on the management of intra-articular fractures of the proximal interphalangeal joint.