Today we meet April who has joined our OT team and loves the diversity and challenge of being an OT. We asked April to share a little bit about herself. April, why did you become an OT? “Because I knew I would never be bored! OT is so diverse and Read More →
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It has been almost nine years since we moved the Independent Rehabilitation Services (IRS) office to our current Ashburton location and over this time our team has tripled in size. As you can imagine, this growth has meant our office has become a bit tight for space, even more so Read More →
This year we are celectrating OT week from Monday 25 October to Sunday 31 October. This year’s Occupational Therapy week themes are participation, inclusion and independence. Celebrating the role OT’s play in supporting people to work towards these goals also shines a light on the impact the global pandemic has Read More →
In July 2016, Ben was aged 39 and living in Hong Kong, working as Chief Information Security & Trust Officer at the Commonwealth Bank Ben when he experienced a stroke. Prior to this, Ben held senior roles in a number of financial institutions worldwide, as well as working in roles Read More →
We chat with Chloe & Margaret, Occupational Therapists who joined Independent Rehabilitation Services as graduates in 2020. Starting a new job is always a bit scary-exciting. When you’re a newly graduated Occupational Therapist (OT) and your first job is during a once in 100 years pandemic then your emotions are Read More →
IRS Physiotherapist featured in Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) video: Build your confidence in working with people with disability
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has put together a video featuring physiotherapists talking about working with people with a disability and also includes interviews with their clients. Watch this inspiring video to see the positive impact physiotherapy can have.
A big welcome to Rheonna, who has joined IRS. Rheonna is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Rheonna’s experience also includes site specific Associate Researcher for SENSe Implement, stroke based sensory research done in collaboration with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Read More →
At the end of 2019, Independent Rehabilitation Services set out to develop a telehealth service, but little did they realise how essential this mode of service delivery would become.
After graduating with honours in the UK and working as an OT in the UK and Australia for the last 10 years, Ana joined IRS as an occupational therapist and to lead our allied health research activities. She’s also completing her PhD in sensory modulation, helped lead the introduction of Read More →
As part of her rehabilitation at IRS one of Diane’s goals was to write and publish her life story. With support of her OT Meaghan and funding from the TAC, she was able to enrol in an online creative writing course. After seeing a creative writing competition for people with Read More →