Belinda DeGaris is an Accredited Hand Therapist, awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). She graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia and since has been involved with several private hand therapy practices across Australia. Belinda has also worked in the public sector including Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH).
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, base of thumb pain, complex pain, sporting injuries and post-operative hand injuries such as Dupuytren's disease. Belinda is also experienced in helping with return to work, including work site assessments and return to work planning.
Belinda has volunteered in Bangladesh and South Africa as an Occupational Therapy assistant. Along with Kathy and Erica, Belinda was on the committee to organise the national AHTA conference in Adelaide in 2017. She moved to Tasmania in 2017 to assist in the establishment of a private hand therapy clinic in Launceston. Whilst in Tasmania, Belinda would also travel to Wagga Wagga in NSW to undertake locum work at Riverina Hand Therapy. Belinda moved back to Adelaide in January 2019 to work at Adelaide Hand Therapy and within the SA Health Network - Hand Therapy. Belinda strives to work with patients to achieve their goals and make the most of their rehabilitation.