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Cassandra Chiesa

Cassandra Chiesa

Founder - Head of Clinical Services - Occupational Therapist - Accredited Hand Therapist


Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association), Graduate of The Australian Company of Directors, Certificate of Advanced Soft Tissue Management, Diploma of Business Management.


Cassandra is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience in the field of Hand Therapy. Cassandra is extremely passionate about the profession of hand therapy, and the role upper limb rehabilitation has in influencing the health of our nation. She strives to ensure Apricus Health are the leaders of hand and upper limb rehabilitation in North Queensland.

Cassandra has worked in senior positions in both the private and public sector, in Australia and the United Kingdom. Cassandra is a guest lecturer at James Cook University in the subjects of Upper Limb Anatomy, Hand Therapy and Orthotics/Splinting. She is also involved in the training of General Practitioners and other allied health professionals on hand and wrist injuries. She has previously been on the board of the Australian Hand Therapy Association

Cassandra has dedicated her career to Hand Therapy and prior to Apricus Health founded and directed Helping Hands – Hand, Wrist and Arm Clinic for 15 years. She was awarded the Townsville Business Woman of the Year in 2019.

Special Interests

Hand therapy, Scar Management, Pain Management.

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