About Us

Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services was formed in September 2014 with the collaboration of Bryony Clark and Carla Widloecher.  Bryony and Carla have previously worked together for over 10 years delivering excellent services to a wide range of client groups in the community.

The team has quickly grown to meet the extensive demand for Occupational Therapy services in Wollongong, Kiama and Nowra. Facilitate OT Services now provide mobile Occupational Therapy services across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, South Coast and Southern Highland regions, and can visit other areas on request.  At Facilitate OT Services, we pride ourselves on providing superior Occupational Therapy services to make things easier for our clients, whether in the home, the community or in the work-place.

Bryony Clark

Occupational Therapist - Wollongong, Kiama, Southern Highlands - Provider Number: 4409151L

Main Areas of Practice
Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Aged Care; Complex Environmental Modifications; Equipment Prescription; Occupational Therapy Report Writing, including Medicolegal reports; Case Management Services.

Bryony graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2001, and has worked across a variety of settings, providing services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities, ranging from complex orthopaedic, neurological, trauma and medical/surgical conditions, to ageing-related conditions, congenital conditions, and palliative care.

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Carla Widloecher

Occupational Therapist - Wollongong, Kiama, Nowra - Provider Number: 4508272L

Main Areas of Practice
Driver Retraining & Assessment; Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Wheelchair & Seating Prescription; Manual Handling & Ergonomic Assessments; Case Management including Lifetime Care & Support Scheme.

Carla graduated from Sydney University in 2000 and completed a Certificate IV in Business in 2005.  Carla is a a Registered Driver Assessor and Trainer, providing on and off road driving assessment, and prescription of vehicle modifications.  Carla has worked in adult rehabilitation for a wide range of diagnoses and disabilities, as well as hand therapy, occupational health and safety, employment retraining and manual handling.

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Fiona Robbins

Occupational Therapist - Wollongong, Helensburgh, Kiama - Provider Number: 4949451X

Main Areas of Practice
Aged Care; Adult Rehabilitation; Environmental Modifications; Equipment Prescription; Falls Prevention; Low Vision; ADL Retraining; Joint Protection; Back Pain Program.

Fiona graduated from Cumberland College in 1987, and completed a Graduate Diploma in Science in 1994. Fiona has worked in adult rehabilitation for a variety of diagnoses, in community Low Vision Clinic and in Occupational Health and Safety roles.

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Sophie Ellis

Occupational Therapist - Shoalhaven, South Coast, Kiama - Provider Number: 4981101X

Main Areas of Practice
Aged Care; Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Environmental Modifications; Equipment Prescription; Falls Prevention; Joint Protection.

Sophie graduated from Deakin University in 2013. Sophie has gained experience working in a variety of settings, with a wide range of diagnoses, ranging from intellectual and physical disabilities, to age-related conditions, poor mobility, orthopaedic conditions, and high falls risk.

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Hayley Brown

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra Region - Provider Number: 5180491F

Main Areas of Practice
Aged Care; Adult Rehabilitation; Equipment Prescription; Falls Prevention; ADL Retraining; Mental Health Occupational Therapy

Hayley completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2012 from Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. Since graduation, Hayley has worked in hospital and community settings, and within private practice.

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Ashley Watkins

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra, Kiama - Provider Number: 4529572F

Main Areas of Practice
Disability; Complex Wheelchair and Seating System Prescription; ADL Assessment and Retraining; Paediatric Assessment & Intervention - handwriting, gross and fine motor, complex equipment prescription

Ashley graduated from Sydney University in 2011 and has since worked in community and clinic environments with children and adults with a range of physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Correne Gjaltema

Occupational Therapist - Helensburgh, Wollongong, Kiama. Provider Number: 4532962J

Main Areas of Practice
Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Pain Management; Equipment Prescription; Environmental Modifications; Paediatric Assessment & Intervention – motor skills; sensory processing; self-care skills.

Correne completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2010 at the University of Western Sydney. Since then she has worked in inpatient and community adult rehabilitation and in community paediatrics.

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Melinda O’Mullane

Occupational Therapist - Western Sydney, Southern Highlands, Wollongong. Provider Number: 4507962W

Main Areas of Practice
Adult Rehabilitation; Disability; Pain Management; Equipment Prescription; Environmental Modifications.

Melinda completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2009 at the University of Western Sydney. Since then she has worked in inpatient hospital settings and community adult rehabilitation.

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Annie Saffrett

Occupational Therapist - Western Sydney, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Kiama.

Main Areas of Practice
Aged Care; Disability; Falls Prevention; Equipment Prescription; Joint Protection; Handwriting Clinics

Annie graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2017.  Annie gained experience working in hospital and community settings with adults and children with a wide range of physical and psychological disabilities.

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Jodie Roser

Occupational Therapist - Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama - Provider Number: TBA

Main Areas of Practice
Adult Rehabilitation; Disability; Falls Prevention; Pain Management; Equipment Prescription; Environmental Modifications.

Jodie completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2012 at the University of Western Sydney. Since then she has gained experience working with a variety of conditions in an inpatient hospital and community adult rehabilitation setting.

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Nicole Aldridge

Reception and Administration

Main Areas of Practice
Helping to keep us organised!

Nicole works hard to ensure the smooth running of our office, by providing friendly reception and efficient administrative support.  Nicole works with Facilitate OT on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Karlie Tuckerman

Reception and Administration

Main Areas of Practice
Helping to keep us organised!

Karlie is available to respond to any enquiries on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Karlie provides reception and administrative support, and helps to keep our office working efficiently.

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Madiee

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Main Areas of Practice

Madiee is a third year Occupational Therapy student.  She provides support to the Occupational Therapists and to the Administration team.

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