Hand Therapists

Jane Aarons

Occupational Therapist B.App Sc (OT)
Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association
Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 

Jane started Peninsula Hand Therapy 25 years ago after a very long working holiday in Vancouver, Canada where she worked at a large public hospital, The Arthritis Society of British Columbia and Private Practice before taking a teaching position at the University of British Columbia.

Since that time Jane has developed PHT into Mornington Peninsula’s pre-eminent Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation service. As well as leading the team at PHT, Jane continues her clinical work as her primary focus and has a special interest in Rheumatology, musician’s injuries, children with handwriting difficulties and wrist injuries.

Jane has been awarded ‘Accredited Hand Therapist’ status by the Australian Hand Therapy Association and continues to contribute to the profession in presenting and professional development. Jane is also a volunteer member of Interplast Australia and New Zealand. She has done a number of volunteer programs in developing nations such as Bangladesh and Lao, teaching the local medical and allied health staff management of complex hand injuries.
Away from work she loves to travel, hike, ski and attempts to learn Italian.

Samuel Jubber

Samuel Jubber

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
Practitioner in Hand Therapy
Associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association
Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2004

Sam has been working in the Hand therapy field for 10 years after initially receiving specialist hand therapy training at the renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre in England.

Sam enjoys the huge variety of conditions that are seen at PHT from GP and surgeon referrals and the self-referred ranging from simple sports injuries to the  more complex trauma.

Sam is an avid sportsman, golfer and cricketer and thrives on getting sports men and women back to sport ahead of schedule.  If Sam is not at work, you’ll probably find him on the golf course or watching his beloved Richmond Tigers.

Dajana Dedic

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Practitioner in Hand Therapy
Associate Member of the Aust Hand Therapy Association
Member of Occupational Therapy Australia

Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Dajana graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2013. She always had an interest in Hand Therapy after her brother worked closely with a hand therapist to regain 100% hand function after he sustained a significant hand trauma injury.

Since graduating Dajana has worked exclusively in Hand Therapy and has undergone further training in Biomechanics and Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, Management of the Wrist, Lymphoedema Management, Future Technologies in Hand Therapy and in Pain Management, specifically relating to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Dajana has a special interest in Pain management, as she is interested in the complexity and psychological aspects of the pain experience, and helping to educate and advocate for her patients to help them best manage their pain. She also has a special interest in the modality of dry needling as an effective way of managing a variety of different musculoskeletal conditions in the process of assisting rehabilitation and recovery.

Dajana enjoys working closely with patients to build rapport and a trusting relationship during an often challenging time in their lives while they are recovering from a hand injury or condition.

In her free time Dajana enjoys Yoga and Pilates as these have helped her with her own personal injuries. She enjoys cooking plant based foods and has a passion for music. She runs music events and hosts a weekly community radio show.

Ross Bruce

(Practitioner in Hand Therapy)
Associate of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 

Ross completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate qualification in 2013 and started working in busy private physiotherapy practices in the western suburbs of Melbourne. His interest in hands was sparked after his rehabilitation experience with Peninsula Hand Therapy after hand surgery on his own wrist. He commenced working in a busy eastern suburbs hand therapy clinic in 2017 and has recently made the move back down home to the Mornington Peninsula to work at Peninsula Hand Therapy. His physiotherapy background gives him a wide experience into upper limb injuries that he continues to develop through the Australian Hand Therapy Association professional development courses. He is a keen bushwalker, rock climber and scuba diver and enjoys working to return patients to their normal activities and life following injury.

Administration and Reception

Our friendly reception team will greet you with a smile and be happy to help you with your queries and bookings:
• Lisa Roberts – administration and reception
• Patsy Tranter – reception