Karen Fitt

Karen Fitt, AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist

Karen Fitt

Owner and General Director, Melbourne Hand Rehab


I strive to create an environment conducive to optimal healing and outcomes for each and every patient.

After 30 rewarding years of hand therapy practice, Karen now uses her experience and knowledge to create an environment at Melbourne Hand Rehab for optimal healing for our patients and rewarding careers for our talented team.


Karen provides strong leadership and training to our growing team and hopes to help more people by paying forward her expertise to those with a whole career of helping ahead of them.


Karen’s goal is to provide the best clinical environment conducive to providing exceptional treatment and ideal outcomes for all of our patients.

Qualifications & Associations

  • Past President Australian Hand Therapy Association
  • Author and Presenter, The Wrist Course
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy | La Trobe University | 1988
  • AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member Australian Hand Therapy Association
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Special Interests

Karen Fitt has a special interest and expertise in treating:

Experience & Professional Development

Karen Fitt has over 30 years of hand therapy treatment experience.


She currently lectures at the University of Melbourne contributing to the hand, wrist and elbow content for first and final year Physiotherapy masters students; and delivers an annual lecture on hand therapy at LaTrobe University.


Prizes & Awards:

  • Recipient: Felice Rosemary Lloyd Trust Scholarship



  • Australian Department of Health, Infection Control Training – COVID 19 – March 2020
  • 2019 The Wrist Course Australian Physiotherapy Association & Australian Hand Therapy Association (annually, commencement 2014)
  • 2019 University of Melbourne and Latrobe University Physiotherapy School: Hand Therapy Lectures (repeated annually)
  • 2019 AHTA (Vic Branch) Rock Climbing Injuries Lecture
  • 2018 AHTA Conference Workshop (invited) on Musicians Injuries
  • 2018 New Zealand Wrist Course Auckland
  • 2018 Scaphoid Fracture AHTA (Vic SIG)
  • 2018 APA Student Lecture Series: Hand Therapy (APA House)
  • 2017 American Society of Hand Therapists National Conference: Wrist Workshop
  • Sonic Health GP Seminar April 2017: Hand Therapy
  • 2015 Pain & Hydrotherapy AHTA (Vic SIG)
  • 2014 Musicians Injuries AHTA National Conference & Webinar



  • IFSHT (International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapists) Triennial Congress: India 2012, Sydney 2009, Paris 1991, Berlin 2019
  • AHTA Conference 2018
  • CEO & Chair Symposium Feb 2017
  • ASHT (American Society of Hand Therapists) National Conference 2017
  • AHTA National Conference 2017 – Topic: Nerves
  • VHSS (Victorian Hand Surgery Society) annual meeting Nov 2017 (annual attendance 15 Years)
  • AHTA National Conference August 2016 – Topic: Tendons: Moving to Mastery
  • AHTA Dry Needling Weekend Course 2016

About Karen Fitt

My approach to care: I aim to create a working environment for the MHR team that inspires greatness for themselves and all of our patients.


I love the time spent talking to the team about what they want to achieve in their careers.


I keep well with golf, walking and reading. Guilty pleasure: beautiful wine.

Clinic Locations

Karen provides training and mentorship to the therapy and admin teams at Melbourne Hand Rehab.


For enquiries and appointments please call 03 9458 5166 or conveniently book online.