We are a team of occupational therapists who have spent additional time training to become proficient in the assessment and treatment of hand, wrist and arm conditions and injuries. All of our therapists have studied a four-year Occupational Therapy University degree, and undertaken further training and experience specifically in the area of hand therapy. Our team have come from all over Australia and bring with them skills that are the best in the Riverina.

AMY – DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

AMY – DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Bachelor of Allied Health (Occupational Therapy)
Master of Clinical Science (Hand and Upper Limb Therapy)
Life Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association,
Marketing Portfolio Officer for Australian Hand Therapy Association,
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

Amy grew up in Tasmania and moved to Sydney to study. She worked in Sydney at RPA Hospital Hand Unit, as well as Sydney Hospital Hand Unit for several years before moving to Wagga Wagga for a tree change with her husband, Jeremy. Amy founded Riverina Hand Therapy in 2006 as a part time service, and has enjoyed providing her services to the community. Amy has dedicated her career to hand therapy and is very passionate about sharing her skills, and increasing the awareness of hand therapy across Australia. When not at work, she is pottering around at home with her children and husband, and loves a great Pinot Gris.

LOUISE – SENIOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

LOUISE – SENIOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Bachelor of Allied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association,

Louise joined the Riverina Hand Therapy team in August 2012. She grew up in country Queensland before graduating from The University of Queensland in Brisbane with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She brings a diverse set of skills to the practice having worked in various hospitals across rural Queensland and in the fields of occupational health and safety throughout mining and construction in Western Australia. Louise has attended ongoing training opportunities in various fields since graduating, including the management of conditions affecting the hand and upper limb. Outside of work, Louise loves travel, good wine and cooking. She plays sports such as waterskiing and netball, and is happy when Queensland or the Wallabies are winning. In 2016, Louise passed the Certified Hand Therapy Exam.

ABBEY – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

ABBEY – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Bachelor of Allied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Associate of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

Abbey joined our team in January 2016, having completed a practical placement with us in 2015. Abbey has moved to Wagga from Cowra to join us. She has a strong interest in hand and upper limb injuries, and when not working in hand therapy, Abbey also works with us in our kids therapy practice. This year Abbey is training to become one of our lympheoedema therapists. Abbey is a joy to be around, and is very keen to ensure her clients acheive great outcomes.

CAITLIN - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

CAITLIN - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Caitlin joined our team in early 2017 following her move to Wagga Wagga from Darwin. Caitlin worked in Darwin in the area of paediatrics and adult rehabilitation, working closely with clients for return to work consulting. During these roles she discovered a love of supporting people through their hand and upper limb injuries, and impact of fine motor difficulties on everyday life. Moving to work at Riverina Hand Therapy was therefore a perfect match for Caitlin where she can focus her love in the area of hand, wrist and arm therapy. Outside work, Caitlin loves exploring the outdoors, camping and travelling.

VICTORIA - PRACTICE MANAGER

VICTORIA - PRACTICE MANAGER

Victoria joined our team in February 2015. Victoria has a medical adminstration background in her training and is currently studying an Advanced Diploma of Accounting. We love Victoria's enthusiasm to get through her work. Victoria is here to help with all your appointment needs and is a friendly face behind the front desk. When Victoria is not here, she is renovating her house, or planning other renovations! We are hoping she goes on holidays, as we think she is a bit of a workaholic!

REBECCA - ADMINISTRATION

REBECCA - ADMINISTRATION

Bec joined our team in 2016 as administration support for our after-hours clinic and we loved her skills so much that we have expanded her role. Bec works in administration and supports our clients therapists on a daily basis during our normal business hours, but also continues to run our after-hours clinic. Mother of four boys, she can multi-task like the best, and brings with her many years of retail and customer service experience.

 

 

Our Awards

We are very proud to have been awarded the following recognitions:

2015

Finalist, Employer of Choice, WWBC Crow Awards

Winner, Business Leader, WWBC Crow Awards and Murray-Riverina Business Awards for Amy Geach

2014

Life Membership to the Australian Hand Therapy Association awarded to our Director, Amy Geach

Highly Commended Small Business, WWBC Crow Awards

Best in Employee Culture, WWBC Crow Awards

2013

GTES Trainee of the Year awarded to Caitlin Smart

Finalist in Best in Marketing, WWBC Crow Awards

2012

Most Outstanding Business, WWBC Crow Awards

Best Small Business, WWBC Crow Awards

2010

Professional Business Woman of the Year awarded to Amy Geach, WWBC Crow Awards