I am a registered Occupational Therapist, following the completion of my Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash University.
I have a strong passion for pain management, after having my own personal experience with pain, evoking my desire to provide Occupational Therapy input within this area of practice. I grew up as an avid dancer, passionate for ballet, contemporary and tap. Though the sustenance of an injury in my early teens, my pain journey commenced, but guided my overall desire to become an Occupational Therapist, providing others the opportunity to engage in activities that are meaningful and important to them.
Since graduating, I have worked in acute inpatient and long-term rehabilitation psychiatric settings within the public health system. Currently, I also work in inpatient Eating Disorders, alongside working at Evolving Pain. Such has provided me with the opportunity to appraise the individual biopsychosocial factors contributing to a patient’s presentation, guiding the implementation of assessments, interventions and evaluations, in accordance with evidence-based practice.
I thrive off recognising the unique nature of individuals and the impact their environment has on their pain presentation and psychological wellbeing. The opportunity to work with patients in pain is a privilege and something I will never take for granted, you are your own person and your journey is unique!