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 Brisbane to Sunshine 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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Deborah Kelly

Occupational Therapist

Deborah Kelly is an Occupational Therapist (Bach Occ Thy, University of Queensland (UQ), with post-graduate qualifications in Occupational Hazard Management (GD OHM, University of Ballarat (UB).

Deborah previously worked in the mining industry for over 10 years, specialising in both rehabilitation and prevention of work injuries for BHP’s Central Qld operations and other mines.

Her combined knowledge of soft tissue injury and workplace ergonomics has seen her involved in many other exciting projects aimed at mitigating the risk of musculoskeletal injury in the workplace, such as capturing physical job demands for over 1000 industry jobs for pre-employment optimisation.

Deborah relocated to the Sunshine Coast 10 years ago and has worked with a number of small to medium firms on the coast helping them to manage workplace injury. She also worked in a rehabilitation hospital role for 4 years, specialising in upper limb trauma management, and successful transition of stroke and orthopedic patients back to their home and work environments.

Deborah became a qualified Pilates instructor in 2003 so that she could add exercise prescription to her injury management and treatment, and thoroughly enjoys doing Studio Pilates locums from time to time.

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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.

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