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March 2022

Hand Interest Group PD (March)

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom Online

Welcome to the first Hand Interest Group meeting for 2022! We are excited to announce our presenters for this meeting with some fabulous topics. We have Claire Miotti presenting on Flexor Tendon Repairs, Gen Tanner presenting on Ulnar Fractures, and Tahliya Norman presenting on Lunotriquetral Instability. We will be hosting this meet via Zoom so please book a place prior to the day. We look forward to seeing you for what will be a great first meet! Date: Monday 28th…

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Workplace Modification

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Online

Workplace Modifications are aimed at assessing an individual’s work requirements and environment and determining appropriate equipment, support and training needs to assist them to safely perform their work tasks to their fullest potential. This session will focus on workplace modifications in the disability and injury management space for both worker’s compensation clients and clients with non-comp conditions. Presenter: Jasmine Cowdroy graduated as anOccupational Therapist from James CookUniversity in 2016 and is currently a Principal Consultant at Konekt Workcare. She is…

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April 2022

‘In my Shoes’ – school based program for students on the autism spectrum

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Online

Presenter: Dr Amy Hodges, presenting an update of the 'In My Shoes' school based program for students on the autism spectrum. Date and time: Tues 5th April, 6:30pm Zoom details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89570085552  Meeting ID: 895 7008 5552 Dr Amy Hodges is an Occupational Therapist with more than 6 years clinical experience in private practice, government and not for profit organisations predominantly in the community disability paediatric sector. Amy’s work in a community based school aged intervention service piqued her interest in the area of…

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Vocational Rehab

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Online

The WAOTA student committee is back with another exciting PD! This month, we would like to welcome Alex who specialises in community and return to work services. He has had substantial clinical experience working in both private and public settings with ample knowledge and background in NDIS services with previous involvement in disability employment services. He particularly specialises in functional and workplace evaluation to help people return to their previous life activities with added focus on ADL assessment and provision…

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May 2022

Ramps and Other Physical Access Issues: 19th May OT Services Interest Group

May 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Zoom Online

This workshop has sold out, please email WAOTA office (Lorna) [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waitlist for any cancellations. Title: Ramps and Other Physical Access Issues: in practice and considering legislation and guidelines This presentation covers the essentials of ramps for wheelchair and ambulant users, as well as other considerations for access. There will be a discussion of client considerations and how these can affect ramp choice and design, key design principles and assessment criteria…

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