Our Team

Elizabeth Giuffre

Principal Physiotherapist and
Practitioner in Hand Therapy

  • B. App. Sc (Physio)

  • AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist

  • Certified Hand Therapist (USA) (2014)

  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Lymphoedema Therapist (2013)

Elizabeth graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Allied Health (Physiotherapy) in 2006. Since graduating Elizabeth has worked across both the private and public sectors in NSW and the ACT. Elizabeth commenced working in hand therapy in 2009 and achieved formal credentialing for this in 2014. 

Over her career Elizabeth has been involved in sports coverage, education initiatives, and is the current State and Territories Affairs Officer for the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Elizabeth is also a qualified Pilates Instructor and Lymphoedema Therapist and is focused on ensuring each of her clients achieves their treatment goals.

Andrew Bonatakis

Principal Physiotherapist

  • B. App. Sc (Physio)

  • Associate of Australian Hand Therapy Association

  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association

Andrew has over twenty years of experience in private practice, seven of which in the ACT. Andrew has run his own practices on the South coast of NSW and his other areas of interest are in management of Lymphoedema and injuries of the knee and ankle.

Laura McKinnon

Occupational Therapist

  • B. App. Sc (Occupational Therapy)

  • Associate of Australian Hand Therapy Association

Laura graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2016. Since graduating Laura has worked in a variety of settings and in 2019 completed a 12 month hand therapy traineeship with Territory Hands in the NT prior to relocating to the ACT.

Laura enjoys treating a wide variety or hand injuries and loves the challenge of complex splinting. Laura is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is working towards becoming an Accredited Hand Therapist.


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