Marie is a registered occupational therapist with 25 years’ experience in the assessment and management of injury, illness and disability on an individual’s functional capacity and their ability to participate in their daily activities.
She has clinical and case management experience working with:
Sarah completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2012. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of settings within Illawarra Shoalhaven and South Western Sydney including acute, rehabilitation and community roles.
She has worked with clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities such as neurological, spinal, trauma, complex orthopaedics, degenerative conditions, congenital conditions, palliative care and age-related conditions.
Sarah has experience providing complex equipment prescription; seating assessments and wheelchair prescription; pressure care education and product prescription; minor and major environmental modifications, and upper limb therapy programs.
Anna completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2010. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of roles in Illawarra Shoalhaven, Rural South Australia and the United Kingdom.
Her experience includes completing basic and complex equipment prescription; wheelchair prescription; pressure care education and prescription of products; and minor and major environmental modifications.
She has experience in many acute, rehabilitation, community and aged care roles. Anna has worked with clients with a diverse range of disabilities and diagnoses including orthopaedics, neurological, medical/surgical conditions, Motor Neuron Disease and other degenerative conditions, palliative care, and age-related conditions.
Lauren is a registered occupational therapist. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of roles and settings within the Illawarra local area. Her clinical experience includes disability, equipment prescription and home modifications.
She has worked with clients with a wide range of disabilities and diagnoses including neurological, Motor Neuron Disease and other degenerative conditions, brain injuries, and medical/surgical issues.
Lauren is a Driver Trained Occupational Therapist who can conduct driving assessments and assist clients to maintain or regain their licence.
Clementine graduated in 2002 from the University of Brighton, in the United Kingdom, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy and Master of Science in Health through Occupation. After gaining experience in acute physical health she developed a special interest in wheelchairs and specialist seating, working in the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre. She also worked in community rehabilitation and rapid response in North Somerset, before moving to Australia.
Clementine has worked in Sydney and Illawarra for a number of years, in a variety of roles including private rehabilitation, community and aged care.
She has 12 years’ experience providing occupational therapy interventions to clients with a range of diagnoses including orthopaedics, medical/surgical, neurological and age-related conditions.
Taneeka is a registered occupational therapist. She completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Health Promotion and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Since graduating, Taneeka has worked across Western Australia and New South Wales.
Her clinical experience includes disability, equipment prescription, home modifications and paediatrics. Taneeka has worked with a diverse range of disabilities including neurological conditions, spinal cord injuries, intellectual disabilities, upper and lower limb amputations, Motor Neurone Disease and palliative care.
Emma completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2016. Since graduating, she has worked in a number of different settings in South Western Sydney including acute, rehabilitation, palliative care and hand therapy.
Emma has worked with a wide variety of clients with complex injuries, diagnoses and disabilities including brain injuries, orthopaedic injuries, amputations, and psychiatric, neurological, degenerative and congenital conditions.
She has experience in home modifications and equipment prescription as well as hand and neurological upper limb splinting. Emma completed training with the Australian Hand Therapy Association and Sydney Hand Hospital.
She is passionate about developing innovative solutions to daily problems that improve client function, independence and enjoyment in life.
Outside of work, Emma enjoys exploring the outdoors, travelling, creative arts and following the footy.
Lily graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2017. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings in South Western Sydney including acute, rehabilitation and community.
Lily has experience providing services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities including oncology, palliative care, neurological, orthopaedics, amputations, degenerative conditions, congenital conditions and age-related conditions.
Her experience includes completing minor and complex equipment prescription, pressure care, and minor and major environmental modifications.
Emily is an occupational therapy assistant, who is currently completing a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Through her clinical placements, she has gained experience in community aged care and community paediatric settings.
Throughout her studies, Emily has volunteered and worked with clients with a diverse range of disabilities and diagnoses including neurological conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, mental health disorders, autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing disorders.
Joanne is an occupational therapist with over 25 years’ experience in orthopaedics, degenerative neurological conditions, trauma, spinal injuries, brain injuries, amputations, complex medical conditions, arthritis, dementia, soft tissue injuries and palliative care.
Her clinical experience spans the acute hospital system, brain injury services, and primary and secondary rehabilitation.
Jess graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) and Master of Occupational Therapy – Honours Class l. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute and community roles (both hospital and non-hospital based) within the Illawarra Shoalhaven, ACT and far South Coast areas.
She has experience providing a range of clinical services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities including neurological, spinal, orthopaedics, amputations, intellectual disabilities, mental health disorders, degenerative conditions, congenital conditions, trauma, palliative care and age-related conditions.
Jess has experience with minor and complex home modifications, simple and complex equipment prescription, pressure injury prevention and management, functional and cognitive retraining (for inpatient and community-based rehabilitation), upper limb therapy, wheelchairs and seating, and manual handling.
Outside of work, you will find Jess doing CrossFit training, playing soccer, exploring the outdoors with her partner and Boxer dog, Macey, or spending time with her friends and family.
Bridget is an occupational therapy assistant. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy having previously completed a Bachelor of Science.
In her clinical placements she has developed experience in acute orthopaedic, inpatient rehabilitation, and community paediatric settings. She has worked with clients across the lifespan with diverse needs and diagnosis. These include musculoskeletal conditions, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, neurological conditions, and mental health conditions
Kate completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2004. Since then she has worked through a variety of health settings both in Australia and the UK. More recently she has been working in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven health district, predominantly within a rehabilitation setting.
She has also worked across the Acute Stroke Unit, Illawarra Brain Injury Service and has run an out patient upper limb group. She has experience providing services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities including neurological, spinal, trauma, complex orthopaedics, degenerative conditions, palliative care, and aged related conditions.
Her experience has included completing equipment prescription, seating assessments and wheelchair prescription, pressure care education and prescription of products, minor and major environmental modifications, upper limb therapy programs, cognitive rehabilitation and community access retraining.
When she is not working she is normally chasing her two children around, playing netball or surfing the local breaks with her family.
Madei Low is an occupational therapist with five years’ experience, currently living in Jervis Bay and working in the Shoalhaven region.
She has worked in Australia and Canada, and gained experience in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation, community rehabilitation and jobsite settings. Madei has provided services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities, from complex orthopaedic, neurological, trauma and medical/surgical conditions to age-related conditions.
Her clinical experience includes disability, neurological rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, functional and cognitive retraining, equipment prescription, wheelchairs and seating, environmental modifications, return to work support services and case management services.
Having spent much of his youth competing in tennis tournaments and playing AFL, Will was no stranger to the physiotherapists’ office. After completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013, he spent three years at Wollongong Hospital before transitioning into private practice.
He has worked across multiple health settings including the Intensive Care Unit, neurological and musculoskeletal. Will brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his clinical practice. He has also completed additional training in dry needling and Clinical Pilates.
Will prides himself on a client first approach and aims to deliver an individualised road to recovery for each person.
When he isn’t working, you will find Will coaching at Figtree Australian Rules Football Club or sampling local wine and cheese venues with his wife Nicole.
Previously a firefighter and HAZMAT specialist of seven years, Kai graduated from the University of Canberra with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2019.
Following a motor vehicle accident, Kai underwent a year of intensive physiotherapy. After successfully returning to firefighting, Kai was inspired to pursue a career in physiotherapy.
With a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from Edith Cowan University, Kai has experience working with various sporting organisations as a sports trainer and sports scientist.
In his graduate year of physiotherapy, Kai worked in a private practice specialising in musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy. Kai prides himself on treating the person, not the condition. He enjoys working with disabilities as it encompasses a holistic approach. He thrives on making a positive difference in an individual’s life, however small that may be.
Outside of work, Kai plays soccer for a local team in a community league. He is also an avid traveller who has lived in the United Kingdom. Spain, Thailand and Singapore for various parts of his life.
Sophie graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, specialising in rehabilitation, from the University of Montpellier in France. She also has a European Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Activity (Montpellier, Leuven, Belgium, Grenoble).
She worked in a rehabilitation centre in France for five years where she provided exercises and hydrotherapy to clients with neurological and orthopaedic disorders. Sophie subsequently retrained as a physical therapist in Canada, graduating from McGill University, Montreal with a Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2010. She worked with clients, post-surgery, in a public hospital before her husband was recruited to the University of Wollongong in 2011.
She has worked in and around Wollongong in private practice, mostly with clients getting injured at work, but then lived in Canberra for three years working as a Senior Physiotherapist at Calvary John James Hospital with clients, post orthopaedic surgery. Sophie returned to live in Wollongong in 2017 and has worked in private practice and aged care facilities.
She really enjoys getting to know her clients with a primary goal of helping them to improve their quality of life. Away from work, Sophie enjoys swimming, cycling, running and looking after her family. She is a proud French and Australian dual national.
Damien completed his undergraduate degree in physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 1994. In 2013, he was awarded a Master of Philosophy (Research) from the University of Sydney.
After graduating as a physiotherapist, Damien worked in Tasmania for six months before relocating to the USA, where he worked as a physiotherapist for five years in a variety of clinical settings.
After returning to Australia, Damien worked as the Senior Physiotherapist in the spinal cord injury unit at Royal North Shore Hospital. In 2017, he moved to the South Coast and has worked in private practice, the Shoalhaven District Memorial and David Berry hospitals, and the Illawarra Brain Injury Service. He has also worked as a private consultant in his own private practice, seeing spinal cord injury clients in the community.
When he isn’t working, Damien loves singing, playing music and watching live music. He also finds time to fish and brew beer.
Laura believes in a holistic and individualised approach to physiotherapy based on the participants needs and interests.
Laura graduated from Sydney University with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015 and has worked in a number of different settings both locally and internationally. She has extensive hospital experience in a large variety of settings including intensive care, respiratory, orthopaedics, muscoskeletal, medical, neurosciences and rehabilitation. She has a passion for Neurological physiotherapy has worked in the UK as a locum in 2019 in rehabilitation and stroke acute care.
Laura believes physiotherapy should be something you enjoy and aims to achieve a smile as well as results in every session. Outside of work Laura loves sport and plays AFL and touch football. An early riser you’ll likely find her enjoying a sunrise surf and swim or having her morning coffee and newspaper fix at local beaches in Wollongong.
IOT is a group of highly experienced occupational therapists and physiotherapists, servicing the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, with extensive clinical experience who provide occupational therapy to participants in the NDIS.