An Occupational Therapist is a university qualified health professional whose purpose is to promote health and wellbeing through occupation. In Occupational Therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupational Therapists are trained in anatomy, physiology, psychology and analysis of the physical and social environment. This enables us to provide holistic, client-centred care that focuses on helping clients to make practical changes to achieve their goals, whatever they may be.
As an Occupational Therapist working in women's health, I work with women in all stages of life. I predominantly work with women who are pregnant, post birth, returning to work or who have a medical condition impacting their day to day life. Working in this area, I have undertaken additional education in the areas of perinatal mental health, pre and post-natal health and female anatomy.