Hand Therapy - Helping you get back to what you love!

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Meet the Team

Experience with care

At both of our handy locations, Greenslopes Hospital and Calamvale Medical Centre, we take the time to listen and make sure you as a patient receive the experience and attention you deserve. One of our key areas of focus is providing a patient centred environment that delivers a consistent high level of care.

When trying to navigate your path to recovery, we realise that it’s a daunting prospect. It’s our goal to ensure you have quality treatment by an experienced clinician and you can have confidence in our ability to help guide you through this process..

We recognise that communication goes beyond the consultation and we strive to work together with your doctor, specialist or other professionals through all levels of correspondence and we look for the best ways to help you reach your recovery goals.

Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association)

Profession: Occupational Therapist

Qualification: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Master of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)


Erika Lassig – Principal Therapist & Clinical Director

Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association)

Erika grew up in the local area and graduated from the University of Queensland as an Occupational Therapist in 2004. She has over 18 years experience practising hand therapy. She has worked in hand and upper limb rehabilitation at a variety of centres including Logan Hospital, Redlands Hospital and the Mater Adult Hospital Brisbane. She founded The Hand Recovery Centre in 2016 and provides treatment for patients at both Greenslopes and Calamvale.  Working closely with Dr Benjamin Kenny (Hand Surgeon) at Greenslopes Hospital, in providing post-operative and conservative treatment for his patients, has been a focus for her over the past 6 years. More recently she has worked alongside Dr Tamer Mettyas (Hand Surgeon) in providing post-operative treatment and conservative management for patients covering a broad range of upper limb conditions.

Erika has completed a Master of Health Science through the University of Sydney with a focus on hand therapy and soft tissue management. To further her experience, Erika has also completed training which has enabled her to employ “Dry Needling” techniques for suitable upper limb conditions. She is an Accredited Hand Therapist (as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association).

Erika is dedicated to education, training and participation in research in the area of hand therapy. Erika has co-authored research which was published in The Journal of Hand Therapy.

When not working, Erika enjoys family time with her husband Phillip and four daughters.

Role:  Director & Practice Manager

Phillip Lassig – Director & Practice Manager

Phillip oversees all the business and customer service functions of the centre.  With 25 years of experience in business with the majority of experience in customer service and dealing with people from all walks of life, Phillip is committed to providing a positive experience to all of our clients.

While Phillip primarily assists patients with enquiries and bookings, he also ensures the smooth operation of the practice through managing all aspects of the business operations. 

At home, Phillip enjoys spending time with his young family.

Phillip has interests in music, business development and helping people and finding solutions to their needs.  He has also personally recovered from a hand injury sustained early in his working life as a cabinetmaker.