Alex Retallick – Director

IMG_0056_edited-1Alex is the Director of Hand Works Occupational Therapy, and has over 30 years experience in the field.

She is a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association, and a former member of the committee of management.

Alex has worked abroad in Saudi Arabia and the U.S.A, where she completed her specialty in Hand Therapy (CHT), before returning to Australia in 2000 to work as a senior hand therapist at Fremantle Hospital and Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital. She has worked in private practice at Hand Works since 2001.

During her time in the USA, Alex’s experiences included working on the Washington Medical Centre trauma team where she worked closely with orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, and developed a keen interest and knowledge of major trauma injuries of the upper limb.

Alex has an extensive knowledge of hand and upper limb conditions, however is currently interested in developing best practice for lateral epicondylitis, and plans to complete further research into the role of functional activity in preventing the recurrence of symptoms.  She also shares a passion for post operative management of major nerve injuries.