Rebecca’s passion for working with people and supporting them to identify and work towards their own unique goals led her to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

Having worked in both South Australia and Perth in both Workplace Rehabilitation and the NDIS space, she has gained extensive practical experience particularly in the areas of FCA assessments, equipment assessment and provision, capacity building for independent skills, SDA assessments and rehabilitation of neurological conditions and injuries including functional upper limb rehabilitation.

Rebecca’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BScOT) from Curtin University
  • AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist
  • WAOTA Membership
  • FIM Accredited 2020

 

Get to know Rebecca: 

 

What is your job role in the company?

Occupational Therapist

Why did you choose a career in the Occupational Therapy industry?

Working in OT brings so much diversity, not just with the clients we get to support but also in changing technologies, research and techniques. The main reason I chose OT compared to other medical disciplines is that all of our work is extremely tailored to every individual. We work closely with our clients to articulate their goals so that progress is more meaningful.

What is the best part of your job?

I love working with different people every day, on different journeys and who have different goals. Every client has a different story. This means I am always learning, always have a chance to be creative and most importantly make a real difference in peoples lives. I love bringing my love of sport and fitness into my OT work and have been privileged to work with para-athletes in the NDIS space, supporting them in their chosen sports.

Briefly outline your level of experience in the Occupational Therapy industry?

Prior to working at Optimal, I previous worked in injury management and workplace rehabilitation in metro and rural South Australia and Perth. I am in experienced in comprehensive Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessments for various disabilities and injuries, as well as equipment provision. I have worked in the NDIS space for almost two years and I enjoy the diversity of rehabilitation, SDA assessing and prescribing assistive technology. My particularly area of interest is neurological conditions, specifically supporting equal access to sport and leisure.