Our Team

Dion Sandoz

Dion Sandoz Director and Principal

Dion is the principal therapist at Hunter Hand Rehabilitation Centre. Dion graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2002 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy. He has been working in the area of hand therapy since 2005, in both the public and private sector, in Australia and the United Kingdom. Dion has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2007 and a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) since 2011. He is currently a member of the Management Committee of the AHTA. Dion also guest lectures at Newcastle University.

Dion is committed to promoting the specialty of hand therapy and providing high quality, well evidenced hand and wrist rehabilitation to all of his patients.


Sheree Ashton

Sheree Ashton Occupational/Hand Therapist

Sheree graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy in 1992 from the University of Sydney. In 1996, after a few years working in general Occupational Therapy roles, she worked in the United States for 7 years in hospital and private practice hand therapy, where her passion for hands began. She has keenly furthered her knowledge and skills in Hand Therapy around a growing family. Since returning to Australia in 2006, Sheree has worked in private practices dedicated to the treatment of Hand Therapy.

Sheree has been a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association since 2012. She is passionate about facilitating healthy hand function and providing quality hand therapy services.


Suanne Conlan

Suanne Conlan Receptionist

Suanne has an extensive background in reception and administration within the medical sector — both private and public. Suanne is friendly and efficient — her warm welcoming smile will greet you upon arrival. Suanne's approachable manner will assist you in your visit to our centre making you at ease from start to finish.