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
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Special Interests

Jess has a special interest and expertise in treating:

“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.”



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.


Clinic Locations

Jess is available for consultation at the following clinics:


Book an appointment with Jess

Jess is currently on maternity leave. To book at appointment with an alternative therapist, use the booking form HEREor call 03 9458 5166