Therese Garstka

Therese Garstka

Occupational Therapist

Therese has over 20 years of experience in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 and earned her Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) qualifications in 2004. Therese developed a passion for the field of hand therapy early in her career, working in several premier Hand Units in both the public and private sectors in Australia, UK and USA. 

Therese has extensive experience and actively seeks to remain current through attending conferences and undertaking course work. On her return to working in Australia she is excited to have joined the Sunshine Coast Therapy team and is looking forward to working with passionate clinicians in the pursuit of excellence.


  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.Occ.Thy) – University of Queensland (UQ) 1991
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT, USA)
  • AHTA Associate Member