About Us

OT Dynamics provides Occupational Therapy services to individuals and organisations to assist them to achieve their goals through promoting independence and participation. We have a team of Occupational Therapist who are passionate about providing quality therapy services.

OT Dynamics was established in 2002 in Ballarat by Julie Warren ( B App Sci Occ Thpy). While our main office is located in Ballarat, we also have a site at Ararat, Warnambool and Beaufort and Skipton Health Services.

In addition, we also have mobile therapists who service Western Victoria, we have recently added Occupational Therapy Services for children, Occupational Therapy Driving Assessments and vehicle modifications to our range of services.

Our Vision

• Personalised and client-centred services
• Value for money
• Qualified and experienced clinicians

What to Expect

Any consultation with our clinicians will involve respect and dignity. We strive to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. We believe that our services should provide value for money.

Our Team

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Julie Warren

Director and Senior Occupational Therapist: OCC0001719411

20+ years experience as an Occupational Therapist including 10 years in private practice.

Julie is in complex home modifications, independent living programs for clients with an ABI,  equipment prescription for a range of complex injuries/disabilities including spinal cord injury.  Return to work programs for clients with neurological disorders. Manual Handling assessor and trainer. Ergonomic assessor.

Emma Farrell

Senior Occupational Therapist: OCC0001712414

10 years experience as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist.

Emma specialises in school aged children with a wide range of diagnoses and difficulties.

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Michaela Re

Occupational Therapist: OCC0001833105

Michaela has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2009.

Michaela is an experienced home modifications assessor and works in aged and disability with equipment prescription dementia care, and assessment and therapy for activities of daily living.

Emma Sawell

Senior Occupational Therapist: OCC0001717525

Emma is our team leader and has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2010.

She has experience with complex home modifications, equipment prescription including hoists, manual handling, pressure care, wheelchairs, ADL equipment, independent living programs for clients with an Acquired Brain Injury, and Ergonomic workstation assessments. As well as running Hoist and Manual Handling training sessions.

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Brianna Edgar

Senior Occupational Therapist: OCC0001722880

Brianna has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2005.

She has more than 10 years of experience working with adults in rehabilitation and community settings. Brianna now specialises in the area of paediatrics; providing services to children and their families. Brianna is skilled in working with children who experience a range of developmental, physical, sensory or cognitive difficulties and can provide services at home, in schools or in the clinic setting.

Brianna is also a qualified Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor and specialises in vehicle modifications for drivers and passengers.

Anna Withington

Senior Occupational Therapist: OCC0001718574

Anna is a team leader and has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2011.

She has experience in conducting complex home modifications, equipment prescription including pressure care, wheelchairs, ADL equipment and Ergonomic workstation assessments.

Leesa Paterson

Occupational Therapist: OCC0002014546

Leesa has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2015.

She has experience working with clients from all walks of life under the NDIS, Home Care Packages and TAC. Providing assessments for activities of daily living, minor home modifications, equipment prescription, and training in independent living skills such as cooking, shopping, transport, budgeting and community engagement.

Emma Jane Allen

Occupational Therapist: OCC0001803762

Emma has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2013.

She has experience working in aged care and disability under My Aged Care Programs and NDIA packages. She is experienced in completing home modifications, training in independent living skills such as cooking, shopping, public transport, budgets and personal care assessments for clients with a disability, including equipment prescription.

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Sarah Grawich

Occupational Therapist: OCC0001851193

Sarah has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2014.

She has experience working with aged and disability under My Aged Care Programs and NDIA packages. Sarah also has 3.5 years specialist experience in vision impairment. Sarah is experienced in completing home modifications, training in independent living skills such as cooking, shopping, public transport, budgets and personal care assessments, as well as equipment prescription such as wheelchairs and daily living equipment.

Hannah Rusell

Occupational Therapist: OCC0001862114

Hannah has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2014.

She has experience working with age and disability under My Aged Care, NDIA packages and TAC. Hannah is experienced in completing home modifications, equipment prescription, manual handling, and independent living programs to improve performance in personal hygiene, cooking, shopping and public transport.

Rachael Tracey

Occupational Therapist: OCC0001848370

Rachael has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2012.

She is an experienced Mental Health OT and OT Driving Assessor. She has experience assisting clients with mental health conditions in various different inpatient and community settings to return to work, education and family roles, as well as developing problem solving, decision making, social and assertiveness skills.

Rachael also has experience as a driving and vehicle modifications assessor, and can assist clients to work towards obtaining their learner, provisional or full driver’s licence.

Madeliene Hosking

Occupational Therapist: OCC0002067785

Rachael has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2012.

She is an experienced Mental Health OT and OT Driving Assessor. She has experience assisting clients with mental health conditions in various different inpatient and community settings to return to work, education and family roles, as well as developing problem solving, decision making, social and assertiveness skills.

Rachael also has experience as a driving and vehicle modifications assessor, and can assist clients to work towards obtaining their learner, provisional or full driver’s licence.

Taryn Muller

Occupational Therapist: OCC0002139808

Taryn has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2017 and is working with aged and disability care under My Aged Care programs and NDIS packages. This involves delivering training in independent living skills such as cooking, shopping, public transport, budgets and personal care assessments for clients with a disability, including equipment prescription and home modifications.

Sarah Rossiter

Clinical Neuropsychologist: PSY0001130389

Sarah has been practicing as a fully registered psychologist in 2013 and as a provisional psychologist in 2010.

She has experience assessing cognitive and behavioural changes in clients including memory, attention, language-based skills, visual and perceptual skills, thinking speed and academic performance.

Sarah has experience developing learning plans, educational assessments, behavioural management and rehabilitation and treatment plans for clients who have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Psychiatric illness, Dementia, Neurological conditions, learning difficulties and Intellectual disabilities.

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Megan Nestor

Speech Pathologist

Megan is a highly qualified and experienced speech therapist who provides a range of speech therapy services for adults and children.

Kerry Newcombe

Office Manager

Skills:  Taking your calls and inquiries and managing invoicing.

Glenda Nunn

Receptionist

Lily Veale

Intake/Administration

James De Voogel

Home Maintenance