Staff Spotlight: Hannah, Occupational Therapist

Hannah is one of our Senior Occupational Therapists based in Queensland!

Hannah is a Senior Occupational Therapist based at our Chermside office in Queensland! She has extensive experience working with children, helping them reach their goals while having a lot of fun!

She has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland, and since graduating Hannah has worked in the community disability sector as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She has experience working with children who have a range of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, developmental delay, chromosome disorders, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and vision impairment.

Watch the video and see her answers below to know more about her!

What made you study Occupational Therapy?

From a young age I knew I wanted to work with others as a health professional, however it was not until I attended a university Open Day that I discovered Occupational Therapy. I was instantly hooked by the idea that I could work with individuals to achieve their goals in a role that is so holistic, diverse and strengths based. Throughout my studies, I developed a passion for paediatrics, particularly as I witnessed firsthand the positive outcomes that can be achieved when working collaboratively with children and their families.

What is your favourite part about working with our participants?

My days are brightened by the smiles that accompany the pride a participant feels when they achieve their goals for the very first time, from being able to tie their own shoelaces, to getting dressed by themselves, to using cutlery without help, to playing with others and having fun!

Can you think of a time recently that made you feel really proud to be working with Better Rehab?

Since I started at Better Rehab, my colleagues have demonstrated such compassionate, considerate, and collaborative approaches to care for our participants. It is so refreshing to be part of a team that celebrates and values each individual for who they are and the experiences they bring. I am grateful to be part of a team that is so passionate and motivated to work with individuals to support them to achieve their goals!

What is something unique or interesting about you?

I love puns, singing in the car at the top of my lungs and building flatpack furniture!

If you would like to book an appointment with Hannah or another Occupational Therapist from Better Rehab, please call our friendly Admin team on 1300 0 REHAB (1300 073 422).