Qualifications & Associations
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) | 2016
- FIM trained | St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne | 2019
- Member of Australian Hand Therapy Association
- AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist
Jess has a special interest and expertise in treating:
- Splint Fabrication
- Work Related Hand injuries
- Post trauma rehabilitation
- Dupuytren Disease
- DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Hand fractures
“I am extremely pleased with the great results I have achieved in such a short time. The exercise regime provided has really worked well. My therapist Jessica has been thorough. The care she has shown has been greatly appreciated.”
– STEVE C
Experience & Professional Development
- Corio Bay Hand Therapy Jan 2020 – Oct 2020: Practitioner in Hand Therapy
- Western Health 2019: Occupational Therapist in Community Based Rehabilitation
- St Vincent’s Hospital 2018—2019 Occupational Therapist in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, upper limb rehabilitation and Geriatric Evaluation and Management
- Alfred Health 2019: Occupational Therapist in rehabilitation
- Dianella Plenty Valley Health 2017-2018: Occupational Therapist in Community Health
- Presentation of E- Poster at Occupational Therapy Australia Conference on Robotic Assisted Therapy and its impact on occupational performance and quality of life 2017.
- Abstract submission and project presentation to the St Vincent’s Research Week on Evidence-based group therapy program in the sub-acute setting 2019.
- Australian Hand Therapy Association Advanced Open Trauma 2021
- Australian Hand Therapy Association Advanced Closed Trauma course 2021
- Australian Hand Therapy Association Foundations of Hand Therapy course 2021
- Australian Hand Therapy Association Pain Management Course October 2020
- Australian Hand Therapy Association Introduction to Hand Therapy Course 2020
- Australian Department of Health, Infection Control Training COVID 19 – 2020
- Evidence Based Upper Limb Re-training by Stroke Ed Course 2019
About Jess Cauchi
My approach to care: I believe that our hands are the way that we all engage in our world, so it is important to be well supported in the rehabilitation of them when they’re injured. I pride myself on the ability to support my clients returning to their optimal hand function post an injury.
I established my passion for Hand Therapy in university and have continued to concentrate on upper limb rehabilitation as both a general Occupational Therapist and now as a Practitioner in Hand Therapy.
Outside of work, I enjoy being with family and friends, being active outside with my adorable dogs and cooking.
Recent Media & Articles
- I think I have a hand fracture, what do I do now?
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- What is Paraffin Wax Therapy?
- The Silly Skier’s Thumb: Ulna Collateral Ligament tear
- Can hand therapy really help my Osteoarthritis?
- Handy tips for your cricketing injuries
- What is hand therapy?