37 Brisbane Street Mackay

Meet our Team

                                                                      

Our business owner and principal Occupational Therapist Kerry Hooper has worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 15 years in a broad range of clinical and community settings. Kerry holds special interest in adult neurological conditions and the impact these conditions have on daily functional performance and capacity.

Kerry enjoys working in the field of neurodiversity and cognitive rehabilitation and employs a range of treatment approaches depending on individual needs. These can include structured rehabilitation modules targeting improvement of specific cognitive skills or use of adaptive strategies to help compensate for cognitive losses in the context of daily functioning. 

Kerry is a member of OT Australia and is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist. She is ABAS accredited and has undertaken ongoing training in the special interest area of Trauma and its impact on functional performance and participation.

When not at work Kerry likes to keep fit and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities with her active family.

Mandy joins Occupational Therapy Mackay with over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within public health, not for profit and private service providers. She has experience in provision of OT services for adult clients from diverse backgrounds and funding opportunities including National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Home Care Package (HCP), Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and private clientele. She has a vast knowledge of funding eligibilities and can help clients and carers navigate the challenges and opportunities each present.

Mandy completed her Occupational Therapy undergraduate training at the University of Newcastle in 1996 and continued her studies with a Masters of Health Management from the University of Armidale in 2000. Not only a clinician, she completed many allied health and community projects including the Transition Care Program, the Community Based Rehabilitation Team and represented Allied Health in the Redevelopment of Mackay Base Hospital Rehabilitation Unit.

Mandy now relishes the opportunities to “think outside of the box” with complex Assistive Technology assessment, trials and reporting to help clients reach their goals. She is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist and has often been found researching the next new development in Assistive Technology, skill development for neurological and learning impairments and being a great all rounder for a myriad of queries.

When not at work, she chases around after her 2 children, multiple animals and spends her spare time avoiding housework, in her garden.

Rebecca has extensive experience as an Occupational Therapist working across a variety of Government, Private Practice and not for profit organisations within the adult population. Rebecca graduated from James Cook University with a Batchelor or Occupational Therapy in 2005. Rebecca intrinsically understands local and regional challenges being born and bred in the Mackay Region. Rebecca is passionate about empowering others to achieve their goals.

Rebecca’s area of interest includes environmental assessment, home modifications and assistive technology. Rebecca is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist and has an ongoing commitment to professional development in her areas of interest.

When not at work, Rebecca enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle shared with her husband and two sons.

Renae is our Senior Occupational Therapy Assistant. Renae completed her Certificate 4 in Allied Health Assistant in 2002. Renae began her OT Assistant career with QLD Health in the adult rehabilitation setting and has extensive experience with neurological conditions. Renae’s role is to assist the clients of OT Mackay enhancing outcomes of individual therapy programs prescribed by our Occupational Therapists. Together with having collaborative goals and a holistic approach, being part of the OT Mackay team makes a positive difference in people’s lives.  

In addition to her OT Assistant role, Renae provides quality supervision and mentorship to AHA students and Occupational Therapy work experience students.

Doug’s is our Practice Manager with a range of valuable experience in project and general management across a range of industries.

Doug has spent many years working within Government and Private Sector industries including; education, tourism and aviation. In recent years he has held roles as pilot and head of flying operations in the offshore helicopter industry, helicopter flight instructor/examiner in the aviation training industry.

Assisting Kerry with accounts as her business grew over the previous decade – he began to become more involved in the practice, leading him to join the team in February 2021.

Doug enjoys spending time with his kids, getting outdoors and active.

Michelle is OT Mackay’s referral intake coordinator and scheduler. Michelle will assist you by coordinating and managing new referrals, scheduling client bookings and stakeholder coordination. Michelle joins our team with a background in direct client services and service coordination within the disability services sector.

When not at work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, keeping healthy and active with Pilates and going to the beach with her dog.

Michelle looks forward to welcoming you into our practice.

Contact Us

37 Brisbane Street Mackay 4740

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
830am – 430pm
Saturday – by appointment

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