Belinda DeGaris is an Associate of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA); she graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia. Belinda has been involved with several private hand therapy practices across Australia since 2015, gaining expertise of various skills and techniques.
Belinda is dedicated to gain the best outcomes for her patients by using up-to-date evidenced based practice for the assessment and treatment of upper limb injuries, staying at the fore-front of hand therapy. She thoroughly enjoys the problem solving involved with injury diagnosis and is well vetted in the assessment of wrist injuries, chronic pain, nerve injuries and the management of arthritic pain. Belinda is also experienced in the treatment of traumatic and post-operative hand injuries. Working in the private sector and at Flinders Medical Centre; she liaises with the ED doctors, GPs, Plastic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons. She particularly enjoys the fast pace that the hospital clinics present.
Belinda has volunteered in Bangladesh and South Africa as an Occupational Therapy assistant. She moved to Tasmania in 2017 to assist in the establishment of a private hand therapy clinic in Launceston. While in Tasmania, Belinda also worked out of Riverina Hand Therapy in Wagga Wagga. Belinda moved back to Adelaide in January 2019 to work at Adelaide Hand Therapy and Flinders Medical Centre – Hand Therapy Department. Belinda strives to work with patients to achieve their goals and make the most of their rehabilitation.