Hello all, I’m Nina and I’d like to introduce myself to you as CLA’s new occupational therapist. I’ll be available to support and connect with you from Monday to Wednesday each week.
To give you a brief background of myself, I was born and raised on a farm east of Albany before starting my career in Canberra where I worked in adult neuro rehabilitation and was also involved in a team which prescribed basic to complex assistive technology and home modifications. More recently however, the past two and half years of my career were based overseas. I was appointed in Nepal for a year, delivering community based rehabilitation projects and post disaster response to the 2015 earthquake.
I also spent the last 1.5 years in Myanmar (Burma), working to strengthen good governance in rehabilitation and in rehabilitation projects in post-conflict communities, refugee camps and internally displaced people camps.
I am looking forward to settling back in Albany to enjoy the beautiful scenery and returning to my roots! In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, cooking and patchworking which is both time consuming and rewarding.
In this next chapter, I hope to support as many NDIS participants as I can. The support that I can offer you includes:
- Completing functional assessments
This allows us to understand your current ability to participate in everyday meaningful activities and provide recommendations to increase participation. This can be used to
provide the NDIA with evidence about what supports you need.
- Development of skill-based therapy to achieve your goals
Examples include self-care activities (dressing, bathing and grooming) and self management activities (meal preparation, money management, shopping and using public transport).
- Prescription of home modifications to improve safety
Access and independence in areas of your home including the bathroom, kitchen, toilet, home entrances, bedroom and outdoor areas.
- Prescription of assistive technology
Improve safety and independence inclusive of wheelchairs, commodes, beds, mattresses, bathing equipment and much, much more!
If this is something that I can assist you with, please contact me on 0407 705 784 or 98429404.
I look forward to meeting and working with you all over the coming weeks.