Our team of allied health practitioners at In-Line Physio & Allied Health warmly welcomes Occupational Therapist (OT), Jessica Aya who will be starting to work with us later on this month.
What is an Occupational Therapist you ask?
Simply put, an Occupational Therapist will increase a client’s functional potential and independence in any walk of life to help to improve quality of life, whilst lessening the impact of illness or injury.
Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 11 years ago and has recently made the Samford Valley her home. She has spent the past decade working in both Australia and the USA in acute, outpatient and community services.
Jessica is passionate about her professional service offerings as an OT and enjoys working with a large range of clients who might be recovering from: post–op Hip or Knee Replacements; Stroke; Progressive Neurological conditions (Parkinson’s, MS); post-op Shoulder Surgery; Traumatic Brain Injuries; Arthritis, and Lymphoedema post Cancer.
Jessica also offers: Falls Risk Assessments and offer Falls Prevention Strategies; Assistive Equipment Needs Assessment and Prescription; Cognitive Retraining; Upper Limb Retraining; and Functional Needs Assessments.
One of her specialties is as a Certified Lymphoedema Therapist, enabling her to treat clients with Lymphoedema post Cancer through Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Compression bandaging, Compression garment prescription, teaching Self MLD and providing gentle home exercises programs.
She will fit perfectly into the vibrant team at In-Line Physio & Allied Health, as her services will complement so much of what the other Therapists in the Clinic currently offer.