Qualifications & Associations

  • Master of Occupational Therapy | La Trobe University | 2018
  • Bachelor of Science – Health Sciences | Curtin University | 2013
  • Accredited Hand Therapist for Epworth Hospital
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Special Interests

Sandy has a special interest in treating:

Sandy is a certified SARAH (program for rheumatoid arthritis) hand therapist.

“Sandy was brilliant. She was thorough, kind and encouraging. When I started to show some improvement Sandy gave me all the credit. “You’re doing the work”. The truth is that she made it easy for me to want to do the exercises. Thank you so much Sandy for your lightness, optimism and kindness. For your inspiring professional service and your know-how.”


Experience & Professional Development

Sandy graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from La Trobe in 2018. Since graduating, Sandy has gained experience in aged-care and community NDIS settings. She has developed a wide range of skills working with people of all ages and abilities. Sandy has always had a strong interest in working with individuals requiring upper limb rehabilitation post injury, leading her to becoming part of the team at Melbourne Hand Rehab.

Sandy is co-presenter of the Hand Conditions that Affect New Parents webinar


  • University of Exeter Online, Rheumatoid Arthritis: Exercises for Hands (SARAH) – 2022
  • MHR professional development seminars

  • Australian Department of Health, Infection Control Training COVID 19


About Sandy McLaren

My approach to care: I am passionate about implementing a patient-centered approach to care. I believe that it is important to understand people, their background and their individual needs and goals to be able to provide effective care.

I am passionate about leading a healthy and active life. I enjoy going to the gym, playing volleyball and walking my dog. I love to experience new places and cultures, travelling all over the world including Europe, Africa and South-East Asia.

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Clinic Locations

Sandy is available for consultation at the following clinics:


Book an appointment with Sandy McLaren

Use the booking form below, or call 03 9458 5166 to book at appointment with Sandy.