OT @ Sports & Spinal Sunshine Coast

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 over the 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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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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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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