Position title: Occupational Therapist
Office phone: (08) 8331 0566
Geographical areas covered (OT only): Metropolitan Adelaide and Adelaide Hills. Other areas by negotiation.
My role at Living to the Max involves working closely with Department of Veterans Affairs’ (DVA) clients and their families to provide Occupational Therapy interventions that enhance their quality of life, ensure their safety and maintain their independence.
As a community-based OT, my role involves visiting clients in their own homes and providing recommendations based on their individual needs and goals. This may include things such as home modifications, falls assessments and education, equipment prescription, pain management and onward referrals to other health services or home supports.
The thing I enjoy most about my role is being able to build strong rapport with my clients and work with them towards achieving their goals. I love seeing the positive difference that occupational therapy can make on a person’s well-being and independence.
I graduated from the University of South Australia in 2020 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. After completing my final clinical placement with Living to the Max, I was offered a graduate position which I commenced at the beginning of 2021. I also completed a clinical placement at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and a Participatory Community Practice placement at Carers and Disability Link, which involved the creation of a manual for running social skills and emotional regulation groups for children with Autism.
I have also previously been employed as a Disability Support Worker where I enjoyed building rapport with my clients and working with them towards their goals.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:
- Home Safety assessments
- Falls Risk assessments and education
- Prescription of aids/equipment
- Prescription of home modifications
- Prescription of powered mobility
- Management of continence needs
- Management of pressure care
Personally, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, going to the gym and spending long relaxing days at the beach.
You choose. In-home, In-clinic or Virtual Appointments Available.
Or call (08) 8331 0566