Vanessa Kirkham

Vanessa Kirkham (Manly & Mona Vale)


As we sadly bade farewell to our popular Hand Therapist Nicola who has started a new life up on the sunny mid North Coast, we were grateful that Nic helped us secure the services of Vanessa, a long established and esteemed Colleague of Nicola with over 28 years of experience in the Hand Therapy Industry.

Vanessa is an Occupational Therapist and Specialist Hand Therapist, having worked in Australia, Canada and the USA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in OT in 1988 and completed her Masters of Science in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation in 2000. She holds an internationally recognised qualification of Certified Hand Therapist, membership of Australian Hand Therapists Association and also of the NSW Hand Surgeons Association. Her high profile in the industry has seen her Lecture at Universities and present Research papers both in Australia and Internationally.

Vanessa brings to MGS a vast array of experience in assessment, treatment of all upper limb injuries and conditions. This includes fractures, ligament injuries, overuse injuries, tendinitis and tennis elbow. She can treat people pre and post surgery and injury as well as those with ongoing pain in their hand and arm. She uses custom made splinting, casting, oedema and scar management, pain management, stretches and strengthening exercises to return a patient back to home, work and leisure activities.

Over the many years working in Sydney, Vanessa has established a strong network with some of the best Hand Surgeons and Doctors. She is passionate about Hand Therapy and loves contributing to her profession with continuing education for students, other Hand Therapists and her own professional development.

Outside of the clinic Vanessa loves spending time with her two kids, and as you can see from her quiz below, she loves playing and watching anything tennis related and keeping fit indoors. At MGS we value having someone of her calibre to offer such a specialised service, she’s truly handy to have around.

The Quiz

What is your Favourite Book:
Open by Andre Agassi

Invitation to a dinner party:
Rafael Nadal !!

What is your Favourite Movie:
Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart

Which country would you most like to visit?

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