Careers at Melbourne Hand Rehab

Careers at Melbourne Hand Rehab

Hand Therapy Clinician (Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist)


A brilliant opportunity exists to join Melbourne Hand Rehab, a leading private hand therapy practice and hand therapy training and education provider.


  • Full time permanent position: hand therapy, post-operative rehab, sports injuries and more.
  • We provide extensive ongoing education in all aspects of hand therapy and splinting.
  • Join the vibrant team of 16 hand therapists (11 female, 5 male)

Our new therapist will be:


  • Melbourne Hand Rehab exists to improve the health and well being of staff and patients. As such the person we are looking for will be incredibly passionate about helping people get back to 110%.
  • The successful candidate will be relentless in the pursuit of excellence and will strive for their personal best in all situations.
  • Melbourne Hand Rehab provides world class hand therapy and we invest heavily in continual professional development of therapists and administration staff, technology and our physical venues to ensure a WOW client experience and a WOW workplace.



Here’s what we can provide:


  • We aim to nurture all members of our teams to get the most out of their careers; to learn and grow into the best professionals possible. Everyone is treated with a high level of respect.
  • Our work provides therapists with a high level of variety (if and as desired) through hospital inpatient visits, splinting, exercise rehab classes, musicians injuries, pain management work, hydrotherapy, handwriting difficulties, work site assessments and return to work liaison.
  • Excellent working conditions with a well structured orientation, online clinical notes (desktop) with automated letter writing through our software.
  • Melbourne Hand Rehab (est. 28 years) has an enviable reputation for excellence in hand therapy and staff training. Our clinical director, Karen Fitt is a Past President of the Australian Hand Therapy Association as well as a long standing member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Our regular professional staff development includes a paid monthly two hour seminar for all therapy staff. We have a monthly practical skills session and a weekly mentoring session with a senior therapist in addition to our “on the job” orientation program to clinical protocols.
  • Remuneration is commensurate with experience and includes annual leave, sick leave, WorkSafe and superannuation in addition to a bonus reward system and a generous PD allowance.
  • Melbourne Hand Rehab has ten locations: Melbourne, Richmond, Vic Gardens (post-op clinic only), Essendon North, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Bundoora, Bulleen, Heidelberg and Boronia.

How to apply


If you think this could be the opportunity for you, please watch the 2 videos below to have a better understanding of what we’re all about at MHR, send a one page application letter stating why you believe you are the right person to join our team, and a copy of your resume to or use the form below.


Your application should include:

  • How many years’ experience do you have as a physiotherapist?
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?


Applications close 30 September 2020


Start date: Ready and willing to start when mutually agreeable.


Become part of the hand therapy team at Melbourne Hand Rehab and enjoy the rewards of a happy workplace and a satisfying career.

Cover letter

A picture of Karen Fitt and Melbourne Hand Rehab reception.

Who are Melbourne Hand Rehab?


Karen Fitt (Physiotherapist and Past President of the Australian Hand Therapy Association) started Melbourne Hand Rehab 25 years ago with a vision to provide excellence in hand therapy care in the private setting. Since then, MHR have helped thousands of people overcome their hand injuries and conditions to get their lives back on track. We are known as experts in providing a full service of hand therapy treatments including splinting, pain management, musicians’ injuries, sports injuries and postoperative rehabilitation.


The services we offer include work site liaison and assessment, splinting, hydrotherapy, gym work, dry needling, home visits and inpatient work at private hospitals. We work with hand surgeons, pain specialists, other medical specialists, GPs and other allied health professionals. We are also known for our excellence in staff training, taking physios and OTs and nurturing them into excellent hand therapists.


Karen is also the author and presenter of the Wrist Course, run through both the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) and the AHTA (Australian Hand Therapy Association).

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