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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, to address goals related to gross and fine motor skills (including handwriting), sensory processing, social skills and performance of self-care tasks.

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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; 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 acute and rehabilitation settings.

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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.

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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 second year Occupational Therapy student.  She provides regular support to the Occupational Therapists and to the Administration team.

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