Alison Barrow

Position title: Occupational Therapist
Office phone: (08) 8331 0566
Email: alison@livingtothemax.com.au
Geographical areas covered (OT only): Metropolitan Adelaide and Adelaide Hills. Other areas by negotiation.

CURRENT ROLE:

My role at Living to the Max involves providing Occupational Therapy for NDIS, LSA, Homecare Package and Department of Veterans Affairs’ (DVA) participants. My role includes conducting assessments and interventions that enhance a client’s quality of life, ensures their safety, and maintains 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 ADL therapy, minor and major home modifications, assistive technology prescription, pain management, falls assessments and education and upper limb therapy. I am also FIM accredited, allowing me to conduct standardised Functional Capacity Assessments.

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.

 

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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. During my time at Living to the Max, I have actively engaged in professional development in the areas of seating, pressure care, assistive technology, home modifications and I am a credentialled FIM (functional independence measure) assessor.

 

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
  • Functional Capacity Assessments (FIM)

Personally, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, exercising, and keeping my German Shepherd puppy, Loki, entertained.

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