About 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.


Skilled – with qualifications from major universities and membership of peak industry bodies we are at the forefront of hand and upper limb therapy and rehabilitation.

Experienced – our team has extensive experience in both public and private sectors, in Australia and overseas, to bring you the best treatment possible.

Compassionate – we understand your feelings, frustrations and hopes. We work with you to return you to optimum mobility.


Damien Silvester is the principle clinician and director at Advance Therapy Solutions. He has over 15 year’s experience as a clinician working in hand 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 is a senior Occupational Therapist with over 15 years experience. She is an Accredited Hand Therapist, as awarded by the AHTA, with over 10 years experience in hand therapy. As part of her career, Amanda has spent 4 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 Redland and Icon 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 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.  

Kate graduated from the University of Queensland with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 2006 and has worked in hand therapy in private practice ever since.

She loves meeting new patients and guiding them along their rehabilitation journey. Kate is a presenter on Physiopedia – an accredited education website for beginning therapists worldwide.

Kate recently moved back to Brisbane after living on the Gold Coast for 13 years and joined Advance Therapy Solutions in July 2021. In her spare time, she enjoys running, photography and beach days with her family.

Kynan graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from The University of Queensland. He is an associate member of both the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Hand Therapy 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.

Eliza has been working in the medical administration field for a little over 2 years starting at Greenslopes Hospital in 2019. This was where she found her passion for helping others and her interest in the medical field.

Since commencing at Advance Therapy Solutions Eliza has been inspired to investigate study pathways to further her knowledge.

Eliza likes to spend her weekends: spending time at home with her cat, going out to see family and friends and growing her plant collection (that must fit on a very slim balcony).