Position title: Occupational Therapist
Office phone: (08) 8331 0566
Geographical areas covered (OT only): Metropolitan Adelaide and Adelaide Hills. Other areas by negotiation.
As an OT at Living to the Max, I predominately work with elderly clients and their families through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) and My Aged Care (MAC). My role is to collaboratively work with my clients to enable them to remain living in their own home as safely and independently as possible.
Being a community-based Occupational Therapist, I am able to provide a variety of interventions, such as home safety assessments, falls prevention strategies, home modifications, compensatory strategies, equipment prescription, pain management and referrals to additional services/supports. The one thing I most enjoy working as Occupational Therapist, is that every situation is different, and with that, there are many challenging and rewarding experiences. You are required to think outside the box using a holistic and collaborative approach.
I am also responsible for the portfolio of mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This involves investigating the latest evidence and interventions for PTSD (OT specific), professional development/training opportunities, DVA guidelines regarding PTSD, support groups/services in the community and onward referrals that are available.
I graduated from the University of South Australia in 2019 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. I commenced working at Living to the Max in the same year. Prior to my graduation, I undertook my clinical placements at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. I was placed at Resthaven Incorporated for my Participatory Community Practice (PCP) placement – with the focus surrounding Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. I was also fortunate enough to undertake a two-week volunteering experience as an allied health assistant at Thuy An Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children in Vietnam.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessments
- Compensatory strategies
- Prescription of aids/equipment and assistive technology (AT)
- Prescription of minor and major home modifications
- Falls assessment and education
- Assessment and prescription of continence needs
- Assessment and management of pressure care
- Prescription of powered mobility
Personally, I enjoy catching up with my family and friends, exercising, and keeping busy. I also enjoy spending the occasional weekend in a country town.
You choose. In-home, In-clinic or Virtual Appointments Available.
Or call (08) 8331 0566