About Us

Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services was established in 2014 by Occupational Therapists Bryony Clark & Carla Widloecher. 

Bryony and Carla had worked together for over 10 years delivering excellent services to a wide range of client groups, and saw a need for expert OT services in the community.

The team has grown to meet the extensive demand for Occupational Therapy services in the Illawarra and surrounding areas, and we have been lucky to build an enthusiastic team of clinicians with a range of experiences and special interests.

Facilitate OT Services now offer mobile Occupational Therapy services across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, South Coast, Western Sydney and Southern Highland regions, and can visit other areas on request.  Therapy sessions are also available at our Woonona Clinic.

Each member of the Facilitate OT team prides themselves on providing superior Occupational Therapy services, always with the aim of maximising client independence, function and participation.

Bryony Clark

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra & Southern Highlands - Provider Number: 4409151L

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS & DVA; 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 in in-patient rehabilitation and community settings.  Bryony has extensive experience providing services to clients with diverse diagnoses and disabilities, including palliative care, complex orthopaedic, neurological, trauma and medical/surgical and ageing-related conditions.  She has particular interest in complex environment modifications and design for disability access, including for the NDIS.  Bryony provides a variety of occupational therapy assessments and reports, such as ADL, Environmental Housing Needs and Functional Capacity Assessments etc.  Bryony is also able to provide ongoing Case Management for clients with chronic or complex needs.

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Carla Widloecher

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra, Kiama & Nowra - Provider Number: 4508272L

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

Carla graduated from Sydney University in 2000 and completed a Certificate IV in Business in 2005.  Carla is 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.  Carla is highly skilled in environmental modifications, equipment prescription, wheelchair and seating prescriptions and ADL retraining.  Carla enjoys delivering manual handling training, completing ergonomic assessments, and working with employers and employees to facilitate a timely and safe return to work program.  Carla provides effective Case Management services, assisting clients to maximise their function, independence and quality of life.

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Fiona Robbins

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra including Helensburgh - Provider Number: 4949451X

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS & DVA; Aged Care; Adult Rehabilitation; Low Vision; Environmental Modifications; Equipment Prescription; Falls Prevention; 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 the community with adults with a variety of diagnoses and in Occupational Health and Safety roles.  Fiona has special interest in working with clients with Low Vision, in order to maximise client independence, function and participation.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Fiona conducts mobility and functional assessments and retraining, equipment and home modification prescription, and delivers in-home education programs for joint protection, falls prevention, joint protection and poor mobility.

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Sophie Ellis

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

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS & DVA; 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.  Sophie enjoys working with clients with a wide range of diagnoses, ranging from intellectual and physical disabilities, to age-related conditions, poor mobility, orthopaedic conditions, and high falls risk.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Sophie completes environmental and functional assessments and reports, and prescription of adaptive equipment and home modifications.  She also delivers comprehensive home-based education programs, ADL upgrading, falls prevention and joint protection programs.  Sophie provides mobile services across the Kiama, Nowra and Shoalhaven areas.

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Ashley Watkins

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

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS; Disability; Complex Wheelchair and Seating System Prescription; ADL Assessment and Retraining; Paediatric Assessment & Intervention - handwriting, gross and fine motor skills, 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.  Ashley has worked extensively in complex seating and wheelchair prescription, as well as ADL retraining, upper limb assessment, bimanual therapy and complex equipment prescription for children and adults living with a disability.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Ashley works with clients and their families/carers to address goals related to building independence in the home and community. Ashley is able to complete consultations in the home, at school or in our Woonona Clinic.

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Correne Gjaltema

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra, Shellharbour & Kiama. Provider Number: 4532962J

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

Correne completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2010 at the University of Western Sydney. Since graduating, she has worked with adults and children in in-patient and community settings.  She is experienced in completing home assessments, functional & ADL assessments and retraining, upper limb therapy, cognitive therapy and pain management using the Explain Pain approach, in order to assist clients to achieve their individual goals.  Correne also works with children with a variety of conditions, providing comprehensive assessments, and delivering therapy to address goals related to gross and fine motor skills (including handwriting), sensory processing, social skills and performance of self-care tasks.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Correne delivers assessments and intervention to clients of all ages in home, school, clinic and community settings across the Illawarra region.

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Melinda O’Mullane

Occupational Therapist - Western Sydney, Illawarra. Provider Number: 4507962W

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

Melinda completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2009 at the University of Western Sydney. She has since worked in in-patient hospital settings and community adult rehabilitation.  Melinda has extensive experience in a wide range of adult health conditions and disabilities. She is highly experienced in completing home, functional & ADL assessments and reports; prescription of adaptive aids and modifications; neurological & upper limb rehabilitation; and pain management using the Explain Pain approach.  Melinda's therapy aims to increase client safety, independence and participation.  For Facilitate OT, Melinda delivers assessments and intervention in home and community settings across the Western Sydney, Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions.

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Annie Saffrett

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra, Shellharbour & Kiama. Provider Number: 5436321B

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

Annie graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2017.  Annie has gained experience working in hospital and community settings with adults and children with a wide range of physical and psychological disabilities.  Annie also worked as an ABA therapy assistant, and as an Occupational Therapy Assistant during her University career.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Annie provides homevisits and clinic-based services for clients of all ages, including environmental and ADL assessments, prescription of adaptive aids, and education programs such as falls prevention, functional mobility and joint protection.  Annie has particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She also coordinates our Handwriting clinics for primary school children.

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Jodie Roser

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra, Shellharbour & Kiama - Provider Number: 4878152K

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS & DVA; 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 inpatient hospital and community adult rehabilitation settings.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Jodie completes prescription of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications, and delivers home-based education programs to address high falls risk and poor mobility.  Jodie also works with clients to increase their safety and independence in the performance of functional ADL tasks.

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Elisa Muilwyk

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra including Helensburgh. Provider Number: 5479681A

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS & DVA; Mental Health OT; Adult Rehabilitation; Disability; ADL Retraining; Falls Prevention; Equipment Prescription

Elisa completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2010 at Western Sydney University. She has worked in adult rehabilitation in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a orthopaedic, neurological, and upper limb therapy caseloads. Elisa has also worked in community mental health rehabilitation, working with clients with a range of complex and chronic mental health conditions. She enjoyed assisting people to reach their goals of increased social participation, work, ADL and functional retraining, group programs and supporting their mental health recovery.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Elisa works with clients with a wide range of physical and psychological conditions. She completes environmental, mobility and functional assessments, prescription of equipment and home modifications and provision of home-based functional skills upgrading programs.

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Kira Alterator

Occupational Therapist - Shoalhaven, South Coast & Kiama - Provider Number: 5479671B

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS & DVA; Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Equipment Prescription; Environmental Modifications; Falls Prevention.

Kira graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2015 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with non-graded Honours.  Since graduating, Kira has worked with clients with a variety of disabilities and conditions, within community, acute and rehabilitation settings.  For Facilitate OT Services, Kira provides comprehensive ADL and environmental assessments and reports, and completes prescription of environmental modifications and complex adaptive equipment.  Kira works closely with her clients and their families to increase safety and independence in the performance of functional ADL tasks.  Kira provides a mobile service in the Kiama, Nowra and Shoalhaven areas.

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Daniel Poliquin

Occupational Therapist - Illawarra & Kiama. Provider Number: 5176463Y

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS; Disability; Equipment Prescription; Falls Prevention; ADL Assessments and Upgrading; Manual Handling; Workplace Assessment and Training; Paediatric Assessment & Intervention – motor skills; organisational skills; self-care skills.

Dan completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2012 at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.  Since graduation, Dan has worked in the community with children and adults with a range of intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities.  Dan has also worked in the Occupational Rehabilitation area of practice - during this time he developed extensive experience in workplace assessment, return to work planning, manual handling training and case management.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Dan works with clients of all ages.  His intervention aims to improve their safety, independence and function through equipment prescription, home modifications, and ADL retraining and upgrading.  Dan also completes comprehensive OT assessments and reports.

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Michelle Billingham

Occupational Therapist - Wollongong - Provider Number - TBA

Main Areas of Practice
DVA; Adult Rehabilitation; Falls Prevention; Equipment Prescription; Environmental Modifications; ADL Training.

Michelle graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2017.  Michelle has experience working with older adults with a variety of physical and psychological disability in inpatient rehabilitation, residential aged care and community settings.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Michelle provides home-based services, predominantly for Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) clients.  Her intervention includes comprehensive environmental, mobility and ADL assessments; prescription of adaptive aids; and delivery of in-home education programs such as falls prevention, joint protection and functional mobility training.

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Nikki Raboitoga

Occupational Therapist - Shoalhaven, South Coast, Kiama - Provider Number: TBA

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS; Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Equipment Prescription; Environmental Modifications; ADL Upgrading

Nikki completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology in 2012, followed by a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2015 at the University of Canberra.  Since graduation, Nikki has worked in the community with adults with a range of intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities.  Nikki has also worked in the Occupational Rehabilitation area of practice - during this time she developed extensive experience in workplace assessment, return to work planning, manual handling training, case management and report writing.  For Facilitate OT Services, Nikki provides comprehensive assessments and reports regarding functional capacity and environmental needs, and completes prescription of adaptive equipment.  Nikki also provides individualised therapy programs towards increased safety and independence in the performance of functional ADL tasks.  Nikki provides a mobile service in the Nowra and Shoalhaven areas.  

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Megan Casey

Occupational Therapist - Western Sydney & Wollongong.

Main Areas of Practice
Paediatric Assessment & Intervention – sensory processing; motor skills; self-care skills.

Megan graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Western Sydney University.  Megan has had experience working in private practice with children with a variety of physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.  Megan enjoys helping young people to reach their goals for social participation, gross and fine motor skills, sensory processing, and emotional regulation.  Megan also has skills in equipment prescription, minor home modifications and functional/ADL assessment.  During her University studies, Megan worked as an Allied Health Assistant in a paediatric occupational therapy clinic.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Megan manages a Paediatric caseload, with a focus on gross and fine motor skills including handwriting, sensory processing, attention and concentration, and emotional regulation.  Megan works in our Woonona clinic, and provides homevisits and school-based services in the Illawarra and South West Sydney regions.

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Reagan Dunlop

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

Main Areas of Practice
NDIS & DVA; Disability; Adult Rehabilitation; Equipment Prescription; Environmental Modifications; Falls Prevention.

Reagan graduated from Western Sydney University with Honours in 2018.  Reagan has experience working with adults and children with a variety of physical and psychological disability in inpatient rehabilitation and community settings. Reagan also has experience co-facilitating a falls prevention program for older adults.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Reagan works with clients with a wide range of diagnoses, ranging from intellectual and physical disabilities, to age-related conditions, poor mobility, orthopaedic conditions, and high falls risk.  At Facilitate Occupational Therapy Services, Reagan completes prescription of adaptive equipment, comprehensive functional and environmental assessments, and delivers therapy towards independence in performance of functional ADLs.

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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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Rachel & Clare

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Main Areas of Practice

Rachel and Clare are currently completing their University qualifications to become Occupational Therapists.  Both Rachel and Clare work with clients under the guidance of an Occupational Therapist to assist with implementing treatment plans and interventions.  They also provide regular support to the Administration team.

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