Careers at Melbourne Hand Rehab

Hand Therapist


Join the wonderful team at Melbourne Hand Rehab and step into the perfect role for you where you will be valued, happy to come to work every day, and constantly growing alongside a team of reliable and energetic people who have similar values to you.

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Melbourne Hand Rehab (MHR) is growing and also extending our services to include comprehensive rehabilitation back to 100% with a fully equipped gym at two of our locations as well as our existing hydro at 3 locations.


Looking forward, we are hoping to find a perfect fit physiotherapist to join our team of 16 hand therapy staff and 8 support staff. It’s as important to us as it is to you that we suit each other.


MHR exists for two reasons


  • We aim to be a world class hand therapy service. We aim to do everything in the very best way possible, from welcoming our patients to getting them back doing what they love.
  • 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.

Here’s what we are looking for in our next Physio


  • experienced and people focused Physio to complement our Hand Therapy team of 16 part and full time physios and OTs (12 female, 4 male)
  • demonstrated interest and some expertise in hand therapy
  • any pilates/exercise rehab or pain experience is ideal, but not essential
  • you will be a people person and willing to get out there and meet your potential referrers, with our guidance, to get busy quickly
  • you will have at least 2 years’ experience working in Private Practice
  • you will live within 30 minutes‘ drive or an easy commute to the clinic
  • you will place a high value on growth and personal development, as this is where our clinic is different
  • we place extra emphasis on recruiting people with life skills and those who have been through challenges


Here’s what you get


  • hours anywhere between 20 and 38 per week, negotiable for the right person
  • guaranteed weekly mentoring, which all members of the Hand Therapy team receives
  • monthly paid seminar
  • monthly skills session which is unpaid and not compulsory, for keeping abreast of new techniques
  • above award wages with a realistic and achievable bonus system which rewards busy practitioners
  • salary indication for this role as a fulltime position is $65000-$90000 PA, based on experience
  • the stuff you will learn at our clinic will set you on a path to career success. We have been nurturing and mentoring Hand Therapists for 25 years and we feel confident and proud of our record.

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.


Please make sure you include details of how much notice you need to give your current employer.


We are looking to fill this position at any time. Our clinic has a constant flow of high quality job applicants – but if you are the perfect applicant for this role we have the capacity for you to join our team at any time. We would encourage you not to delay the application process however, due to the long waiting list of people wanting to work at Melbourne Hand Rehab.


This will be a career changing position for one committed and reliable physio.

Cover letter

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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).