APC Hunter

APC Prosthetics (hunter) Pty Ltd
7 Ailsa Road,
Broadmeadow NSW 2292
Ph: 02 4969.8700
Fax: 02 4969.8755

APC Hunter

APC Prosthetics (hunter) Pty Ltd
7 Ailsa Road,
Broadmeadow NSW 2292
Ph: 02 4969.8700
Fax: 02 4969.8755

Michael Storey

Manager / Senior Prosthetist

Michael grew up in the Hunter Valley town of Singleton before completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Newcastle University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2009, Michael initially worked at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead before joining the team at APC Northmead at the start of 2010 where he specialised in providing both interim and definitive prostheses to lower limb amputees. In April 2013 Michael transferred to APC Hunter where he now attends clinics at Woy Woy, Wyong, Wingham and other various clinics throughout Newcastle. Michael is an active member and Director of the AOPA (Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association) and has a keen interest in transfemoral socket design including implementing recent developments in sub ischial transfemoral socket designs.

Paul Nixon

Manager / Senior Prosthetist

Paul grew up in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne before graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2007. Employed initially as an Orthotist in Melbourne, Paul relished the opportunity to move to Newcastle and work in Prosthetics. Paul was involved in a study involving prosthetic management of interim patients before joining the team at APC Hunter in 2010. Paul has particular interest and expertise in upper limb prosthetics and contemporary hip socket designs, but thoroughly enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with amputees of all levels and backgrounds to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. Paul attends clinics at Tamworth, Wingham and various other clinics around Newcastle.

David Thomas

Prosthetist

David grew up in the rural NSW town of Mudgee before completing a Bachelor of Science at UNSW. In 2007 David joined APC Northmead as a Technician, and in 2011 was among the first students accepted into the new two-year Masters of Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics at La Trobe University in Melbourne. David qualified as a Prosthetist/Orthotist in 2012, and returned to APC Northmead in his new role as a Clinical Prosthetist. In January 2016 David transferred to APC’s Hunter facility where he now attends the Central Coast, Wingham, and Port Macquarie clinics. David has extensive experience across a wide range of lower limb amputees, including interim, definitive, paediatric, adult and osseointegration clients. David is a strong believer in finding the best prosthetic solution for each client, and enjoys the ever evolving and hands-on nature of the prosthetist’s role.

Rebecca Bowes

Prosthetist

Rebecca graduated with a degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics with Honours in 2001 and subsequently completed a Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation, followed by studies in Business Administration. She has worked in both public and private practices in ACT, WA, NSW, SA and Victoria. Rebecca has experience working with both adult and paediatric clients (and their families), to provide the most appropriate prosthesis or orthosis for the individual and their circumstances. She has worked across rehabilitation and acute streams in inpatient and outpatient settings for rural and urban clinics. She has been involved in service development, the establishment of rural and regional clinics and the implementation of new procedures and clinical practices. Professionally, Rebecca’s areas of interest include Patient Centred Care and the continued advancement of the Prosthetic and Orthotic profession. She enjoys the challenge and creativity required to match client needs with appropriate technology to create a prosthesis that is not only comfortable and functional but fits the clients’ lifestyle.

Kris van Parreren

Prosthetist

Kris graduated from La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2012 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. Since graduating, Kris has gained experience working at Ballarat Health Services and Barwon Prosthetics and Orthotics in Victoria, before making the transition up to APC Hunter in January 2017. Kris joins the APC Hunter team assisting with the opening of APC’s new regional clinic in Port Macquarie, as well as aiding with the workload in Newcastle and Tamworth. Working in prosthetics, Kris loves the opportunity to connect with his clients, and being able to make an immediate impact on their lives. The momentum of research and technology, and the ever evolving nature of this profession are just some of the many reasons why he loves going to work every day.

Paris McLachlan-Kambuts

Prosthetist

Paris grew up in Adelaide, before moving to Melbourne to undertake the Prosthetics and Orthotics course. She graduated form LaTrobe University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences, Masters of Clinical Prosthetics. Paris started her prosthetic career working in a private prosthetic company in Brisbane for five years before joining the team at APC Hunter in September 2018. Paris is looking forward to helping all her client’s reach their goals and achieve the best possible outcome.

Katie Dorrell

Prosthetist

Katie joined APC Hunter in 2019 as a graduate after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science & Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University. Katie completed her prosthetic placement at Northern Prosthetics, a private practice in her home area as well as her Orthotics placement at The Alfred Hospital, a major trauma hospital in Melbourne. Growing up on a sugar cane farm on the far north coast of NSW, living along the coast, and working and studying in various fields has provided Katie with a range of skills perfect for P&O. As well as interests in biomechanics, sport and rural health, Katie understands the needs of those with a coastal and/or rural lifestyle.

Benjamin Wright

Prosthetic Technician

Ben grew up in the Hunter Valley town of Seaham where he completed a Sheet Metal apprenticeship in 2001, then went on to join APC Hunter as a Prosthetic Technician in 2002. Ben has a wealth of experience in all areas of technical work, but he has a special interest in Upper Limb Prosthetics and assisting with the daily operations of the workshop.

Steve Maynard

Prosthetic Technician

Steve joined APC Prosthetics Hunter after previously working in the mechanical industry, which he has found to be a smooth transition having experience using machines and hand tools. Steve is loving the transition into the prosthetic industry and looks forward to a long career in prosthetics.

Daniel Bradley

Prosthetic Technician

Daniel Bradley joined the APC Hunter team in mid November this year with 15 years experience working in the Sheet Metal trade building stainless steel kitchen and bar equipment. At thirty two years old and married with three children, Daniel decided he was ready to take on a new career challenge, and was especially intrigued by the prosthetic technician position. Since his transition, Daniel has adapted well in his new role, utilising the hand skills developed through his previous employment which has been a great advantage.

Michael Lower

Prosthetic Technician

Mike joined  APC Hunter in October 2018 as a Prosthetic Technician after working 13 years with a wheelchair and rehabilitation company in Sydney. Mike enjoys learning the skills and techniques used in manufacturing prosthetics and aims to be producing prosthetics to his high standard for years to come.

Rhys Clenton

Prosthetic Technician

Raised in Newcastle, Rhys has worked in the prosthetics and composite industry since graduating high school in 2009. With his extensive knowledge in composites, Rhys easily adapts his knowledge into the manufacturing of prosthetics. In August 2019 Rhys joined APC as a prosthetic technician.

Administration Staff

The friendly faces at our front door

Del Wilson

Administration

Del joined APC Hunter in April 2012 as a member of the administration team. Del has cemented her position within the facility as the NDIS specialist and has grown in her understanding of the complexities of the new NDIS system since the roll out. This has enabled APC Hunter to navigate a changing prosthetic industry, and has provided a sound basis for APC to deal with the new funding system for the years ahead. Del also works closely with the Prosthetist’s and Clients, helping to co-ordinate their prosthetic requirements and appointment planning details so the facility runs smoothly.

Lisa Anderson

Administration

Lisa spent 15 years working in the children’s disability sector as a Service Co-ordinator before joining the APC Hunter administration team in 2014. Lisa is responsible for co-ordinating the local and rural clinical services provided by the teams at APC Hunter. Lisa is also at the forefront of our customer service team and is the first person to warmly greet the clients as they attend their appointments at the Newcastle facility.

Wendi Kohen

Administration

Wendi joins the Hunter Team with over 20 years’ experience in office administration. Growing up in the Central Coast for the past 15 years, Wendi loves the country and ocean lifestyle where she lives with with her family and horses. Wendi loves to help people and strives to give the best service possible.