This month we welcomed Roni to the IRS Occupational Therapy team.

Roni has just finished his Master of Occupational Therapy, and during his course gained valuable experience working with a wide range of individuals and neurological diagnoses in sub-acute and community settings, which is where he found his passion for community based therapy.

To get to know Roni better, we asked him a few questions about his OT experience so far.

Roni, why did you choose OT as your career? 

“I always knew I wanted to work within the health field and I was drawn to OT specifically due to the wide scope associated with our practice and the opportunity it provides me to be creative in implementing interventions.”

Thinking about your student OT experience, what’s your favourite memory?

“During my placement within a sub-acute facility, I had the opportunity to work closely with a patient with Guillain Barre syndrome who presented with drastically reduced physical function. 

It was an absolute pleasure working with this individual and seeing their progression throughout the rehabilitation process was extremely rewarding and motivating especially since he was discharged in time to see the birth of his second child.”

And what would you say are your 3 favourite things about being an OT? (so far!)

“1. Working collaboratively with individuals to aid them in developing and achieving meaningful goals.

2. Providing support to maximise independence in daily activities.

3. Being part of an amazing OT community.”

And what are you into outside of work, what would you say are your 3 favourite personal things?

“1. Dogs 

2. AFL

3. Travelling”

Thanks for sharing Roni, we know you’re going to love it at IRS!

Read Roni’s bio.