Hand Therapists

Nicola Wheeler

Senior Physiotherapist

Practitioner of Hand Therapy

Nicola graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from the University of New South Wales in 2014, and a Master of Physiotherapy from Sydney University in 2016.

She developed a passion for hand therapy during rotations at Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Hospital, after which she commenced work in the private sector. 

Nicola is an Associate Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) and is working towards obtaining full membership. She has a special interest in sport injuries and fractures. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in the ocean and playing cricket and guitar.

Emilie Myers

Senior Physiotherapist

Practitioner of Hand Therapy

Emilie graduated from The University of Sydney in 1996 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy).
She spent her university years at The Women’s College representing in swimming, diving and athletics.

She worked as a volunteer Physiotherapist in rural  India for 6 weeks in 1996. In 1998 she returned to India as a Clinical Supervisor for Sydney University for 2 months with ActionAId India.  In 2000 she was a volunteer Physiotherapist at the Paralympic Games supporting the sailing teams.

She has volunteered with Orthopaedic Outreach in Fiji  since 2005 on 18 trips. Emilie co-ordinates all aspects of the 14 + strong Hand surgical and allied health team, along with her two children on every trip. Both of her children join the team on this trips and they run a book donation project for Fijian children.

In 1997 she first worked as a Physiotherapist at Gosford Hospital. And later at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

In 2001 her sailing interest took her to the Isle of Wight as a Physiotherapist in 2001.  She also worked as a ski instructor in Austria.

Emilie was a Hand Therapist at the Royal North Shore Hospital Hand Unit for a year, then becoming Senior Hand Physiotherapist at Prince of Wales Hospital from 2002- 2009.
She managed a busy adult caseload including quadriplegics and complex paediatrics, undertook research and presented papers at national  and international conferences.  She also established a second monthly state-wide hospital meeting of Hand Therapists.

Clare Maple-Brown

Clare Maple-Brown

Practice Owner

Clare graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2000 and worked at The Prince of Wales Hospital as a graduate.  She then found her love of Hand Therapy and worked in various private practices in Sydney and also in the NHS in the UK before founding Bondi Junction Hand Therapy in 2010.

She holds the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is currently a Board Member of the Maple-Brown Family Foundation and St Jude’s Early Learning
  • Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association and Certified Hand Therapist as awarded by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (USA)
  • Member of Philanthropy Australia and the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Registered Physiotherapist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Kathryn Graham

Practice Manager

The calm and experienced voice of Kathryn will likely answer your phone call and schedule your appointment. She is well placed to answer most questions but will refer to the therapists for anything related to any specifics of your injury.