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EMMA STAPLES | DIRECTOR & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Emma is the founder and director of The Therapy Space WA. Graduating from Curtin University in 2001 spending her career working across public and private practices in Perth and the United Kingdom in the areas of Paediatrics, Mental Health and Hand Therapy. With many years’ experience at Princess Margaret Hospital and ongoing care connections at Perth Children’s Hospital, she is passionate about providing exceptional care to the children with chronic and acute conditions. She also loves hand and upper limb therapy and working with people across the lifespan with acute and chronic conditions affecting the upper limb.
Emma is an Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association. She is a member of the Occupational Therapy Association and Developmental Occupational Therapy group. With specific areas of specialty in assisting young people to developing self regulation skills, assisting with emotions, social skills, learning, attention and hand function skills. Emma has worked extensively with young people and adults affected by conditions such as Joint Hypermobility, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and persistent pain. Also working with a variety of other conditions including musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and congenital limb differences. Emma has published literature related to sensory interventions, upper limb treatment and documenting measurable outcomes in the Burns Journal.
Emma enjoys clinically reasoning through complex cases and from a foundation of evidenced based practice, generating creative solutions for young people, families and adults alike. If you wish to be seen by someone who is skilled and compassionate with a personalised approach toward excellent outcomes Emma is available to manage you or your child’s healthcare needs.
KIRSTIE DiLORETO | OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
ATIYA ALI | OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
THATIANNA PETIT | OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
RENAE HENDERSON | ADMINISTRATION