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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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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Dane Helg

Occupational Therapist

Dane is an accomplished Occupational Therapist with over 3 years of clinical and managerial experience in residential and community aged care.

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Dane has graduated with a Bachelors degree from Auckland University of Technology and has since developed a special interest in treating affective, neurological and musculoskeletal injuries within the older adult population.

With an extensive background in falls prevention, risk minimisation, equipment prescription, housing modifications and goal orientated practice, Dane is in line with providing the best and latest in Occupational Therapy based services.

As a strong advocate for exercise, Dane is also a committed triathlete, competing in this year’s half iron-man and expanding his knowledge on sports-related injuries.

Dane is available for Occupational Therapy based appointments at our Robina location.

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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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Kirsty Fewings

Occupational Therapist

Graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of occupational therapy (Honours). She is patient and passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to achieve what they set out to achieve. Believes in working together to advocate, encourage and enable individual participation. Kirsty pursued a career as an occupational therapist later in life with previous experience as a personal trainer, teaching personal training and working within the disability sector. She understands the benefit and value of functional movements, goal setting and the significance of participation in meaningful activities.

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