OT @ Sports & Spinal

Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of OT @ Sports & Spinal is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Our OT’s achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement

Occupational Therapy @ Sports and Spinal cover a wide region from  Sunshine Coast to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our mobile home visiting service provides services to NDIS clients, Veterans ( DVA) and Seniors including Home Assist.

We can assist with:

  • Functional home assessment to facilitate independence in daily living
  • Education on safe and efficient ways to perform daily task
  • Equipment prescription
  • Assessment of functional needs to determine suitable equipment
  • Pressure relieving /pressure redistribution equipment, e.g. pressure redistribution cushions and mattresses for the management of pressure ulcers
  • Transfer aids, e.g. hoists
  • Bathroom equipment, e.g. mobile shower commodes, shower chairs and toilet frames
  • Smaller household aids, e.g. adaptive cutlery
  • Wheelchair and seating assessment
  • Personal response systems, e.g. Medi-Alert systems
  • Educating clients, families and carers on the use of specialised equipment, safe transferring and positioning.
  • Advice regarding practical and cost-effective home modifications, e.g. handrail positioning, installation of ramps and chair raisers.
  • Liaison with contractors to ensure clients’ needs are completely addressed

If you or a patient you look after are in need of OT services, contact us and see how we can help today!

Meet the OT @ Sports & Spinal

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Tania Lau

Occupational Therapy

Tania graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. As an Occupational Therapist, Tania believes that participation in meaningful and daily activities is vital for both positive quality of life and self-satisfaction. She has developed a particular interest in workplace injury prevention, return to work, geriatrics, and prescribing various equipment to support participation in daily activities for a variety of conditions. Tania views each patient individually and holistically, by focusing particularly on each patient’s personal goals and desires. She is always keen to engage in ongoing professional development and is always open to learning new things. Outside of work, Tania enjoys playing Touch football, travelling, and exploring new restaurants and eateries.

Tania is available for Occupational Therapy appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

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Karen Carter

Occupational Therapist

Karen is a senior Occupational Therapist, with over 15 years experience specialising in injury management and occupational rehabilitation, corporate health, Workers Compensation premium reduction strategies, and chronic or complex pain conditions. Her Masters research in Occupational Therapy focused on the impact of shift work and the associated safety concerns. She is adept at assisting corporations to turn around their injury management statistics using collaborative techniques and early intervention methodologies.

With an extensive injury management background, she predominantly worked in the heavy industry arena (mining, power production and construction). Karen is highly experienced in medicolegal matters, and skilled in complex functional and workplace assessments, task/job analysis and ergonomic assessments.
Karen has extensive experience in both corporate and clinical settings and held a regular feature in radio as the health expert and speaker at various events. She has extensive experience in private practice, having built a successful multi-disciplinary clinic in the Hunter Valley, NSW between 2011 till 2018. Karen’s main goal is to inspire her clients to lead independent and fulfilling lives and to support corporations engage a healthy and motivated workforce.

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Andreas Baumann

Occupational Therapist

Andreas graduated as an Occupational Therapist (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy) from Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast. He is highly motivated and passionate about supporting clients to improve and maintain their quality of life through facilitating solutions that allow clients to reach their goals, remain independent and participate in activities that are individually purposeful and meaningful to them. Andreas has several interest areas with regard to adult and community rehabilitation including; home-based rehabilitation, home modifications & equipment prescription as well as hand and upper limb therapy. He prides himself on providing the best client-centred care with a calm and reassuring nature to enable positive relationships and outcomes with his clients. In his down time, Andreas enjoys spending time outdoors and out on the water in his boat fishing and making the most of the beautiful Gold Coast waterways

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James McKenzie

Occupational Therapist

James graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).  He has a passion for assisting clients to overcome barriers set by injury, disease or disability through goal setting, equipment prescription and task-oriented rehabilitation.  James has a specific interest in neurological conditions, particularly in stroke and upper limb rehabilitation post-stroke.  He has a keen interest in providing innovative interventions that can improve physical and cognitive functioning for people of all demographics.  James’ goal is to provide effective rehab strategies and environmental modifications that enable his clients to achieve more productive, enriching participation in activities at home and within their communities.  In his spare time, he loves to travel, cook for friends, and adventure in and around the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland region. 

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