Our Team

We take our skills and continuing education seriously. We use the latest, most effective techniques and treatments to deliver a smooth pathway to optimal wellness for our patients.

Damien Silvester

Principal Accredited Hand Therapist
Driver Trained Occupational Therapist

Damien Silvester is the principal clinician and director at Advance Therapy Solutions. He has over 15 years of experience as a clinician in upper limb rehabilitation.
He is an Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the AHTA and over the years has been involved in training and mentoring other hand therapists both at a tertiary university level and in a private practise setting.

Damien is passionate about achieving good outcomes post operatively for all of his patients and has a keen interest in injuries of the fingers and hand and a keen interest in fabricating complex splints.

Outside of work Damien is an active person who enjoys mountain biking, surfing and going to the gym. Damien has three young children who he adores.

Amanda Mackillop

Senior Accredited Hand Therapist
Principal Lymphoedema Therapist

Amanda is a senior Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience. She is an Accredited Hand Therapist, as awarded by the AHTA, with over ten years of experience in hand therapy. As part of her career, Amanda has spent four years as a Queensland Divisional Representative for the AHTA and has also travelled interstate teaching splinting workshops with Ottobock Australia. 

Amanda is also our principal lymphoedema therapist. She has been a member of the Australiasian Lymphology Association since 2012. She specialises in upper limb and breast cancer related lymphoedema, and has completed additional qualification in this field. She is passionate about the prevention of breast cancer related lymphoedema, and has recently established a breast cancer related lymphoedema service within Icon Cancer Centre Redland and Springfield.  Amanda also has a passion for the management of vascular oedemas, and chronic wound care. 

When she isn’t at work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and attributes reformer pilates to keeping her sane

Lara Condon

Occupational Therapist | Senior Accredited Hand Therapist

Lara graduated from the University of Queensland with a bachelor of Occupational Therapy (First Class Honours) in 2012. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist since then in a variety of public health settings including acute, rehabilitation and community settings before joining the Advance Therapy team in 2016.

Lara is an Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA), which is a post graduate program in hand specific study.

In her spare time Lara can usually be found with her two (accident prone) dogs.  

Cherrie Chan

Occupational Therapist | Hand Therapist |
Lymphoedema Therapist

Cherrie graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. After completing her clinical placement in hand therapy, she has developed an interest in this field and joined Advance Therapy Solutions shortly after she graduated. She is an associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

She has completed further training and is an accredited lymphoedema therapist through the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is keen to aid in the management of upper limb, breast and trunk lymphoedema.

Cherrie is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.


Kynan McInnes

Senior Physiotherapist | Hand Therapist

Kynan graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from The University of Queensland and is an associate member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

Kynan has interests particularly in long term rehabilitation and return to both work and recreational activities for his patients. He also has interests in preventative workplace practices and return to work planning after injury.

Kynan has experience in varieties of musculoskeletal, geriatric, occupational physiotherapy management, hand therapy and vestibular physiotherapy. He is also certified in Dry Needling.

Aside from physiotherapy Kynan is a member of a young adults choir and enjoys regular gym throughout the week as well as the occasional game of squash.

Georgina Kinne


Georgina graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. She is also an associate member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Georgina’s key interest areas in physiotherapy include orthopaedics, work/sports rehabilitation, hand therapy and hydrotherapy. She has previous experience in both hospital inpatient/outpatient settings including but not limited to musculoskeletal, vestibular/balance rehabilitation and women’s health. 

Through diverse sporting experience in badminton, volleyball, rowing, surfing, dancing and acrobatics, Georgina can provide professional care for athletes.  

Outside of work hours, Georgina trains for triathlons, hikes, and enjoys getting creative through arts and cooking. 

Marnie Davy

Practice Manager

Marnie has over 30 years experience in allied health as a medical administrator/finance and office coordinator. Marnie is dedicated to ensuring that patients’ experience  a warm and friendly environment at ATS.

Outside of work, Marnie loves anything outdoors, particularly anything involving water. This could be the reason why she has been called Marine more times than Marnie.

Barbara Dardengo


Jennifer Attard