MEET the TEAM

DAVID JACOBS

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 & upper limb and then completed a postgraduate certificate in the management of soft tissue injuries.

 

David has held senior clinician roles in both public & private settings and has had the opportunity to work alongside Melbourne's leading hand & upper limb surgeons. David has worked as a senior clinician in Hand Therapy at the Austin Hospital, specialising in the treatment of acute trauma to the hand, wrist & 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.  

TOM CONWAY

HAND THERAPIST

Tom graduated from La Trobe University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Occupational Therapy Practice. Since graduating, Tom has gained skills in a wide range of occupational therapy areas of practice, including hand therapy, the community setting, paediatrics, acute inpatient and rehabilitation hospital work and neurological upper limb rehabilitation across regional and metropolitan public and private healthcare settings. 

 

Tom is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) and has completed further training in wound care, certified courses through the Australian Hand Therapy Association including open trauma management, splinting, wrist assessment and rehabilitation and has attended AHTA national conferences. 

 

Tom has a keen interest in the management of non-surgical and post-surgical hand therapy conditions including fractures and soft tissue injuries. 

VERYN SIM

HAND THERAPIST

Veryn graduated from Monash University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Veryn always had a keen interest in the treatment of the hand and upper limb, with a special interest in the management and treatment of fractures and musician-related injuries. 

Since graduating, Veryn has become an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and has completed courses in assessment and treatment of the wrist, basic X-ray interpretation, oedema management in hand injuries, proprioception in scapholunate ligament injuries of the wrist, an overview of rheumatological conditions, orthosis fabrication, electrical stimulation and the neurological upper limb and physical agent modalities.

Veryn has worked in the South Gippsland Shire as one of the very few hand therapists servicing the local community.