Ascend Health Group

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Occupational Therapy

Helping you to improve your independence and quality of life, our dedicated occupational therapists and therapy assistants in Perth and Adelaide will help you to get back to doing the activities that you want to do.

Ongoing assessments

We seek to understand what you can do and what you want to do, your goals and motivations, and then offer advice or techniques to get you back to doing things more easily and safely.

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We can meet your NDIS needs

Our occupational therapist works with people to assist them to achieve participation in everyday occupations that lead to healthy and independent lives. Occupational therapists are frequently funded by the NDIS to work with a participant to achieve their goals. Here are some of the ways we can help you.

Household activities

Home maintenance, driving, cooking or budgeting

Daily living needs

Showering, dressing, grooming or eating

Community functioning

Shopping and community mobility

Education skills

Activities which allow people to participate effectively in a learning environment

Leisure and play

Reading, knitting, playing sport, etc.

Social participation

Interacting positively with others in the community


Participating in employment and volunteer activities


Assist with improving functional activities at home or the workplace following injury or illness

Struggling to find an Occupational Therapist?

We offer highly-trained and dedicated therapy assistants that can help with many daily tasks. They can complement the role and services delivered by allied health professionals, by undertaking some of the duties that require less developed skills. In addition to the support you might already receive, the types of tasks that a therapy assistant can do may include some activities that require a higher level of knowledge and skill than is provided by a support worker. Give us a call to discuss your needs and to see if a therapy assistant would be suitable.

Aged care

Acute care and rehabilitation, community care, and residential care

Mental health

Based on a referral from your GP

Working with children

Helping to achieve developmental milestones in partnership with the family

Disability and NDIS

Supporting people improve their independence across the lifespan

Meet our Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy team

Olivia Firth is a senior occupational therapist at Ascend Health Group

Olivia Firth

Western Australia

Olivia is an experienced Occupational Therapist and is passionate about supporting children, adolescents and young adults to maximise their performance and participation. She does this through working in a caring, creative and family centred manner, with a special interest in early intervention and emotional regulation.

Donna Pocklington is an occupational therapist at Ascend Health Group

Donna Pocklington

Western Australia

Donna is a Curtin University graduate with 1st class honours in Occupational Therapy. She has experience working with children, teens and adults with disabilities, and a special interest in working with people and families with Autism.

Jordy Nixon is an occupational therapist at Ascend Health Group

Jordy Nixon

Western Australia

Jordy graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy with Honours. With 3.5 years working as a support worker, Jordy has experience supporting people with differing abilities and helping them engage in their environment and achieve their goals.

Luke Andrews is one of Ascend Health Group's friendly support workers.

Luke Andrews

Western Australia

Luke is an active and new Occupational Therapist from Curtin University. With 2.5 years work experience at Ascend as a support worker, mentor, and therapy assistant, Luke enjoys working with families and helping people with differing abilities to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Luke has a special interest in working with teenagers and young adults transitioning into adulthood, independent living, and the workforce.

Timothy Squire is a Perth based occupational therapist at Ascend Health

Timothy Squire

Western Australia

Tim is a new Occupational Therapist from Curtin University. Tim has worked as a Support Worker, Team Leader and Therapy Assistant at Ascend Health over the past three years. Tim is passionate about helping all people live their most enjoyable and fulfilling lives by working together to achieve their goals.

Ryan Xu is an occupational therapist for Ascend Health in Adelaide.

Ryan Xu

South Australia

Ryan is an experienced occupational therapist that has worked with a diverse range clients in the NDIS and aged care communities. His passion lies in enhancing the lives of individuals by focusing on assistive technology and home modifications. He is committed to creating personalised therapy plans that empower our members to achieve their daily living goals, improve their quality of life, and promote independence.

Aneeka Wheatcroft (Boxall) is an occupational therapist for Ascend Health in Perth.

Aneeka Wheatcroft

Western Australia

With over 13 years of dedicated service in Occupational Therapy, Aneeka brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to Ascend Health. Her extensive expertise, coupled with a compassionate approach to care, allows her to make meaningful contributions to the well-being of individuals and their families across their lifespan. She is dedicated to promoting independence, enhancing quality of life, and fostering positive experiences for all of those she works with.

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