Our Staff

Marin Suzuki

B. App. Sc (Phty) 

Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA) 

Certified Hand Therapist (USA)

Full member AHTA 

Principal Hand Therapist


Marin Suzuki graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) degree in 2011.  


Marin began her career working in the rehabilitation of patients in tertiary trauma hospitals in Sydney including Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital - Randwick and Liverpool Hospital.  After discovering the art of hand therapy, and seeing first-hand the impact of high quality hand therapy on the quality of life of her clients, she has devoted her work to hands.  


Marin has had experience working at The South Western Sydney Hand Unit and The Sydney Hospital Hand Unit prior to working in private practice.  


Marin attends interstate, national and international hand therapy courses and conferences including at the University of California Irvine, USA.  


Internationally, Marin has had the privilege of visiting hand therapy centres in Japan, the USA and Spain.  


Marin is passionate about providing quality hand therapy and contributing to the progression of hand therapy. Marin contributes to research and is active in volunteering and teaching overseas. 


Marin was part of the Hand Therapy team in Dr Stuart Myers Orthopaedic Outreach team on their visit to Lautoka Hospital, Fiji in 2015. 

Abbie Waddick

B. Occ. Thy. 

Associate member AHTA 


Abbie graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. 

Abbie developed an interest in hand therapy prior to graduating, having had the opportunity to complete a student placement at a private hand therapy practice.

Abbie takes pride in providing thorough assessments, and planning treatments catered to maximise the potential of each individual. 

Abbie is passionate about expanding her knowledge, and also contributing to research to enhance the hand therapy profession.

Abbie is currently an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association and is working towards becoming an Accredited Hand Therapist.

Lynne - secretary

Lynne is the face of The Palms Hand Therapy and works tirelessly on the front desk to streamlines our services - we couldn't function without her!


Lynne also is the secretary for Dr David Graham (Hand Wrist Microsurgeon at Gold Coast Centre for Bone and Joint Surgery) and for your convenience, can co-ordinate dual appointments for The Palms Hand Therapy and Dr Graham when appropriate.