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 she is working towards obtaining her Accredited Hand Therapist award. 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.


Laura Meade

Senior Occupational Therapist

Practitioner of Hand Therapy

Laura Graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland after attending school in Ireland. She worked in various areas within Occupational Therapy before developing a passion for Hand Therapy while at St. Georges University Hospital, London.  This busy central London Hospital has a world renowned Hand Clinic compromising a team of several hand surgeons, 10 hand therapists and many other nursing and support staff. She managed plenty of acute and traumatic hand injuries over her two years spent there and loved the fast pace teaching environment.

She has recently moved to Syndey to continue her interest in Hand Therapy within the private sector and enjoy all Australia has to offer. When not at work you can find Laura exploring the coffee and brunch locations around Sydney or enjoying the beach lifestyle.


Yoke Low

Senior Physiotherapist

Practitioner of Hand Therapy

Yoke graduated from the University of South Australia in Bsc in Physiotherapy in 1994. She continued her education in Master in Physiotherapy at the same university in 1998 specialising in Sports Physiotherapy.  In 2002 she managed to fulfill the criteria needed to become a titled Sport Physiotherapist given by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

She has been mainly working for a long time in musculoskeletal and sports injuries in private practices before specialising in Hand Therapy. She became an Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association in 2017. She had worked 3 years full time as a Hand Therapist in Auckland and became a Registered Hand Therapist (New Zealand) in 2019.

She is still very passionate about sports and a real soccer mum training her teenage son.

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.