Avanza Rehab commenced operation in 2017 offering Case Management and Occupational Therapy services. We specialize in offering services to people with severe injuries after motor vehicle accidents and workplace injuries. We travel all over NSW and ACT for one off assessments and therapy. Our staff have diverse clinical skills and experience with Lifetime Care and Support, Workerscare and CTP schemes.
We are proud to announce that we will be opening our Rooty Hill office, and offer Occupational Therapy and Case Management services from this location commencing early 2022. Further details will be announced closer to the opening date.
We provide assessments and treatment for people with complex injuries following motor vehicle accidents and workplace injuries. We also provide assessments and treatment for people with disabilities including neurological disorders and vision impairments.
We are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency AHPRA and members of Occupational Therapy Australia.
Kate is our Director at Avanza Rehab, and works in Case Management and Occupational Therapy. Kate has been working as a case manager since 2008 and has been an Occupational Therapist since 1989. She worked at Access Brain Injury Services in Sydney from September 2008. Prior to that Kate worked at Allianz CTP managing a team of rehabilitation advisors who worked with people with complex and catastrophic injuries.
Kate is a registered Occupational Therapist and has qualifications in Rehabilitation Counselling, primary education and a Masters in Linguistics having lived overseas in South America for many years. She speaks Spanish fluently.
Kate has extensive experience in paediatrics having worked with children with cerebral palsy, vision impairments and neurological conditions at the Spastic Society of Victoria, Vision Australia and overseas in private practice and in schools. She also has experience with people with vision impairments and blindness.
Abby is an Occupational Therapist at Avanza Rehab., Abby completed her PGDip in Occupational Therapy in Scotland in 2004 after first completing a BSc in Psychology. Over the years she has worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia in a wide variety of roles.
Specialising in Neuro rehab in recent years she has an in-depth knowledge of minor and major home modifications, equipment provision and cognitive and physical rehab. Abby is FIM accredited and proficient in a range of standardised cognitive assessments (e.g. MOCA, OCS, CMOP, Rookwood, Needle) she has a strong functional approach to rehab and enjoys working with a range of cases and complexities.
Heather-Rose is our Office Manager at Avanza Rehab. She has many years of administrative experience, and is capable, determined, confident and a well-organised individual. Heather-Rose is a highly approachable individual who has a willingness to make a positive mark, through ensuring that participants have the best care possible. Heather-Rose enjoys the variance of the daily operations of Avanza Rehab, and is passionate about improving the lives of the Avanza Rehab participants.
Heather-Rose has completed her B. in Health Science and Dip in Human Resource Management (HRM) and is currently studying M.HRM.
Mannix is our Allied Health Assistant, who is currently studying Occupational Therapy at university.