Hand Therapy Fellowship

Hand Therapy Fellowship

The Hand Therapy Fellowship is designed to support excellence in hand therapy in up and coming physiotherapists and occupational therapists. You will learn clinical skills from experts in the field, you will be directed in your clinical learning and provided with observation and personal learning time during the work week.


One year position at Melbourne Hand Rehab.


Three positions will be available for 2022.


An average of one day per week will be dedicated to ongoing learning in hand therapy and 4 days clinical load in hand therapy and upper limb.

Karen and Claire discuss the Hand Therapy Fellowship program.

Fee: No fee for the program is applicable for the successful applicants and additionally, the chosen applicants will be paid a full time wage for their year level according to the award pertaining to private practice.


Value of the program: is $10,000


Venues: The programs will be held across our larger clinics in 2022.


Learning outcomes: Hand Therapy Certification Commission learning outcomes in hand therapy are used in all programming.


Qualification: No formal certification of any kind is implied or provided.

Program Chart

Formal Learning

Monthly seminar 2hrs

Monthly skills session 1h

2 Saturday morning PDS

Weekly mentoring 1h

92 hours

Informal Learning

Observation 2hrs pw

Directed private study 2hrs pw

Own skill practice 1h pw

230 hours

Direct Training

Static splinting, fibreglass casting 14hrs

Soft splinting 4hrs

Dynamic splinting 6hrs

Wound & scar management 4hrs

28 hours


Anatomy hand & wrist and elbow

Sports, musicians, pain, handwriting

Surgical, wounds & scars

Exercises, soft tissue, mobilisation

Applications for the 2022 program: open on 1 August 2021, and close on 31 October 2021.


Program commences: 17 January 2022.


To apply: Please send a half page letter to Karen Fitt (k.fitt@melbournehand.com.au) as to why you would like to be considered along with a brief CV. Put ‘Hand Therapy Fellowship’ in the subject line.


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