We pride ourselves on taking a client centred holistic approach when assessing needs and developing strategies and solutions to address these.

 

Meet Alana

Founder

Senior Occupational
Therapist

Meet Laura

Senior Occupational Therapist

ALANA O'CALLAGHAN

BOccTher 

AHPRA, NDIS, DVA registered OT;  
Occupational Therapy Australia Member

Alana has been working in the industry for over 18 years. She has experience in many areas of Occupational Therapy from Community and Occupational Rehabilitation, Acute hospital settings, and Inpatient rehabilitation.  


Alana has a particular interest in the intervention areas of seating and positioning, complex wheelchair prescription, hoist prescription and training and complex home modifications. 


Having worked in Australia and the UK, Alana has extensive experience in working with a diverse group of people and a variety of conditions and enjoys the challenge of applying her clinical skills to assist clients in achieving their goals. 

Alana focuses on a client-centered, holistic approach when working with her clients and enjoys helping people overcome challenges presented at home and at work. 

Alana has a special interest in neurological conditions, complex physical disabilities and aged care. 
 

LAURA GALLAGHER

BAppSc.OT

AHPRA, NDIS, DVA registered OT;  
Occupational Therapy Australia Member

Laura has over 17 year’s experience as an Occupational Therapist.

 

Laura is experienced in providing assessments and interventions for adults with complex needs following illness, injury or disability. 


Laura has a special interest in complex home modifications and the use of adaptive equipment to maximise function and to support the achievement of personal goals. 

Laura is passionate about working with clients to ensure that decision making is collaborative, and individually tailored. She regularly works with clients in both home and work-based settings to modify the environment and equipment used.

 

Laura takes a personal approach to understanding people’s needs so that solutions are meaningful and valued. 

 

Specialisations

SPECIALISING IN THE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF:

  • Neurological conditions including: 

    • Stroke​

    • Brain injury

    • Spinal cord injury

    • Multiple sclerosis

    • Intellectual Disability

  • Ageing related conditions including:

    • Parkinson’s disease​

    • Alzheimer’s disease

    • Dementia

    • Falls and balance impairments

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Arthritis

  • Oncology

* Registered NDIS provider

* Registered DVA provider

* Medicare referrals accepted

 

Services

 

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Home assessments for access and safety within the home

  • Minor home modifications (eg; grab rails)

  • Major home modifications (eg; ramps, level entry showers)

  • Hoist prescription and manual handling training

  • Assessment and prescription for equipment (eg; shower stools, bath boards)

  • Scooter assessments and training/community access

  • Seating and wheelchair assessments and training
    (for manual and power wheel chairs)

  • Rehabilitation in the home (cognitive and physical) 

  • Upper limb assessment and treatment

  • Community reintegration including public transport training

  • Bed assessments

  • Pressure care

  • Case management

  • Personal care assessments and retraining / carer training

  • Domestic ADL assessment and retraining 

  • Referrals to relevant community supports (ACAS, Allied Health, RDNS, Local Council for personal care assistance and home help, etc)

  • Ergonomic assessments

 

 NDIS

​IndependentOT is a registered NDIS provider.

 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing supports for Australians with disabilities, their families and carers. The NDIS will allow people with a permanent and significant disability under the age of 65 to access necessary services and supports and recieve reasonable funding.

Click below to learn more on:

  • Am I eligible for NDIS

  • How to apply for NDIS

  • How IndependentOT can help

 

Get in touch

To discuss your options please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Alana O'Callaghan:
0418 141 696

alana@independentot.com.au

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