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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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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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Casey Morrison

Occupational Therapist

Casey graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy (Honours). She is passionate about community care and enabling people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, whilst maintaining safety and independence. A strong focus on safe mobility, reducing falls risks and home modifications enable Casey to help her clients reach this goal. Casey has a keen interest in pressure injury prevention, fatigue management, dementia, brain injury, and cognition rehabilitation. Casey studied Occupational Therapy as a mature aged student after running a successful business as a Personal Training and Massage Therapist. She prides herself on her holistic approach to healthcare which focuses on psychosocial wellness and collaboration with all care providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for her clients.

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Emily East

Occupational Therapist

Emily completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) degree at the University of Queensland. Emily is passionate about ensuring each client’s journey is individualised and their personal goals are the forefront of their treatment. She is motivated to support the client to remain independent and to participate in activities that are purposeful and meaningful to them.

Outside of work Emily enjoys going to the beach, water-skiing and socialising with friends.

 

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Teah Engle

Occupational Therapist

Teah graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy (Honours). Teah is passionate about providing client-centred care to achieve successful outcomes within the community. Ensuring her clients achieve their goals, maintain independence and their ability to participate in meaningful activities. Teah has a keen interest in neurological rehabilitation, lymphedema, fatigue management and falls risk prevention. Teah’s goal is to promote independence in her clients to remain living at home safely, with effective and successful evidence-based interventions. Teah is motivated and prides herself on her empathetic nature and ability to communicate and build healthy relationships with clients and health professionals. In Teah’s spare time she enjoys fitness and being outdoors.

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Bridgette Harbinson

Occupational Therapist

Bridgette graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). She strives to deliver holistic client-centred care through enabling, empowering and guiding her clients throughout their OT journey. Bridgette believes in always respecting the client’s perspectives and values, which encourages a more collaborative approach to the therapy process.  Bridgette is very passionate about promoting engagement in meaningful occupations and loves seeing her clients achieve their goals. In her free time, Bridgette enjoys camping, being outdoors and travelling.

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Rachel Harris

Occupational Therapist

Rachel graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy (Honours). Rachel is passionate about enabling clients to safely remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible.  Rachel has a strong interest in falls prevention, home modifications and prides herself on working with genuine empathy and care, ensuring the needs of you or your loved one are heard. Outside of work Rachel enjoys the gardening, camping and the beach and values time with family (including 4 legged family) and friends.

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Kristen Laver

Occupational Therapist

Kristen graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Kristen is passionate about advocating for people living with disabilities. Kristen has an interest in complex assistive technology, neurological conditions and spinal cord injury. Kristen prides herself on a gentle and open approach to all people she works with. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Stacy Phillips

Occupational Therapist

Stacy graduated with an Honours in Occupational Therapy at the University of Sunshine Coast in 2018 and since then, has been working within the aged care sector.

She has developed a passion for working collaboratively with clients in an evidenced-based, holistic and client-centred way.  This approach enables her to better support clients to overcome challenges in their most important and meaningful activities, empowering them to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

In her spare time, Stacy enjoys living an active and balanced lifestyle with outdoor activities such as hiking and stand-up paddle boarding and indoor activities such as reading, cooking, journaling, and Qigong.

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