Our Team - Independent Occupational Therapists

Our Team

Marie Lucas

Marie Lucas

Marie is a registered occupational therapist with 25 years experience in the assessment and management of injury, illness and disability on an individuals day to day functional capacity and their ability to participate in their activities of daily living.

Marie has clinical and case management experience working with the following diagnostic groups: upper and lower limb amputations; hand injuries; musculoskeletal injuries; age-related illness and injury and dementia; acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain and depression and palliative care.

B. App. Sc. (OT), G. Dip. Ergonomics

Bryony Clark

Michelle Abbott

Michelle Abbott is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience. Her clinical and case management experience includes. Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Aged Care; Equipment Prescription; Wheelchairs and Seating; Environmental Modifications; Medicolegal Assessments and Reports; Case Management Services.

Michelle has worked across a variety of settings, providing services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities, ranging from complex orthopaedic, neurological, trauma and medical/surgical conditions, to ageing-related conditions, congenital conditions, and palliative care.

B. App. Sc. (OT)

Anna Dodd

Anna Dodd completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2010. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of roles within the Illawarra Shoalhaven local area, Rural South Australia and the UK. Her experience has included completing basic and complex equipment prescription, manual and power wheelchair prescription, pressure care education and prescription of products, and minor and major environmental modifications. She has worked in many acute, rehabilitation, community and aged care roles. Her experience has included working with clients with a diverse range of disabilities and diagnosis including orthopaedics, neurological, medical/surgical conditions, Motor Neuron Disease and other degenerative conditions, palliative care, and aged related conditions.

B. App. Sc. (OT)

Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson is a registered Occupational Therapist. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of roles and settings within the Illawarra local area. Lauren’s clinical experience includes, Disability, Equipment Prescription and Home Modifications. Lauren’s has worked with clients with a wide range of disabilities and diagnosis including neurological, MND, Brain injuries, Degenerative conditions, Medical and Surgical issues.

Lauren is a Driver Trained Occupational Therapist.

B. App. Sc (OT)

Joanne Heathcote

Joanne Heathcote

Joanne Heathcote is an occupational therapist with over 25 years experience in the areas of orthopaedics, degenerative neurological conditions, trauma, spinal injuries, brain injuries, amputees, 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.

B. App. Sc. (OT)