Staff Spotlight: Natalie, Occupational Therapist

Natalie is one of our Occupational Therapists in New South Wales!

Natalie attended Australian Catholic University and graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She enjoys learning about assistive technology and prescribing suitable technology to support individual needs. In addition to being an Occupational Therapist at Better Rehab, Natalie plays for Sydney FC in the Westfield W-League!

Read on to learn more about Natalie.

What made you study Occupational Therapy?

I always knew that I wanted to work in the healthcare industry as I have always enjoyed helping others. Two of my aunts and a couple of my close friends are Occupational Therapists and they really loved their jobs and the diversity it offered, and I thought it sounded like a career I would be suited to.

What is your favourite part about working with our participants?

I really enjoy how much of a positive difference I can make in the lives of my participants through my work. I also love getting to know a variety of people and their families, and building a trusting relationship with them.

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

I am proud to work at a progressive organisation that facilitates so many benefits for its participants. I am proud to be a part of an organisation that makes an impact on people’s lives, from small wins in therapy to the large, immediate wins with assistive technology prescription. Additionally, I am proud to let people know where I work. I have a busy schedule with soccer and work and Better Rehab have been extremely accommodating of my evolving schedule whilst encouraging me to continue to pursue my passion.

What is something unique or interesting about you?

I guess I just gave it away in the answer above! I work four days as an OT at Better Rehab whilst playing soccer at a semi-professional level for Sydney FC in the Westfield W-League. I am lucky enough to travel all over Australia to play, which sometimes makes for busy weekends but is a lot of fun as well.

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