Experienced physiotherapists with a keen interest in upper limb conditions
B App Sc (Phty), APAM
Anne has enjoyed a career of more than 30 years, working in both the private and public health sectors, including community work.
Anne joined the practice in 2002 with extensive experience in hand therapy, having established and worked in the Hand Therapy Unit at Royal Newcastle Hospital, as well as having held the In-Charge position at the Upper Limb Outpatients and Burn Rehabilitation Clinic in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Anne is a Certified Hand Therapist, and member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association, with expertise in the treatment of hand trauma, as well as disorders of the entire upper limb and cervical spine. Her skills include casting and splinting.
B.App.Sc (Phty), APAM
Keen interest in Shoulder & Elbow Conditions
Vicky has worked at Hunter Hand and Upper Limb Therapy for over 10 years. She graduated in Sydney in 1980 and worked in the public hospital system both in Sydney and at the Royal Newcastle Hospital for a number of years. She has worked in the private health sector for the past 27 years, focusing on the management of musculoskeletal injuries.
Vicky has developed a special interest and extensive experience in the management of tennis elbow, as well as shoulder disorders. She has presented education sessions on the management and prevention of tennis elbow in the workplace and has established our upper limb work conditioning programme. This has had great success in returning injured workers to pre injury status.
B Sc (Ant & Psych), B.App.Sc (Physio), APAM
Steve qualified as a physiotherapist in 1992 and has subsequently worked in a number of roles in both the public and private sector.
Steve was the owner and senior physiotherapist in his own general practice for 25 years and has most recently worked in occupational rehabilitation before joining the team at Hunter hand and Upper Limb in 2020.
Steve has concurrently been teaching in the undergraduate Physiotherapy degree course at the University of Newcastle since 2012, and supervising students both domestically and in overseas placements.
Steve has a particular interest in the effect of cervical spine dysfunction on shoulder conditions and in the treatment of work related injuries within the NSW workers compensation scheme. Steve is able to undertake functional capacity testing, workplace physical requirement assessments and ergonomic assessments for injured workers.
Steve is obsessed with travelling, spending time in or on the water (snorkelling, paddleboarding, swimming and surfing), coffee and his wife. He thinks his kids are ok too.
PhD, MAppSc (Ortho Physio), Grad Dip Physio, BSc, APAM
Sarah has had a physiotherapy career spanning over 30 years embracing various clinical settings. After several years in the public hospital system in New South Wales mostly at the Royal Newcastle Hospital, Sarah focused largely on orthopaedic physiotherapy. Sarah worked at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in England on two separate occasions prior to completing the Master of Applied Science (Orthopaedic Physiotherapy) at the University of South Australia.
She has been employed by Hunter Hand & Upper Limb Therapy since 1994 with her main area of interest the management of shoulder disorders. Sarah is also involved in the teaching and clinical education of undergraduate physiotherapy students at The University of Newcastle. Sarah completed her PhD in 2014, her research was in the early diagnosis of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Sarah has presented her research findings at both national and international conferences.