Michael - OTFC
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Michael

Degrees: Master of Occupational Therapy (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Health Science (Hons), Bachelor of Social Science

Brief Work history: Occupational Therapy For Children

Interests (outside of work): Sport (especially soccer, football and cricket), Music, Cooking, and I’ve also been known to do some acting…

Favourite childhood memory: Going on our annual family trip to Second Valley, exploring the coast and trying to play Ghostbusters on the Atari!

Favourite childhood game: Trouble (mainly because of the Pop-O-Matic)

Favourite movie: Toy Story 1,2 or 3

If you weren’t an OT/ what would you do? I am happy being an OT but otherwise teaching or front man of an 80’s pop group!!

 

Michael graduated from Occupational Therapy form the University of South Australia in 2013, after completing Health Science and Social Science degrees at the University of Adelaide. Having initially pursued a research career in Anatomy, Michael’s part time work in After School Care and Vacation Care led him to consider a career change, as he found working with children an area he was most passionate about. As such, OT provided the perfect opportunity to combine his experience in health and working with children.

Throughout his OT degree, Michael was fortunate enough to have excellent paediatric placement experiences at Fairview Park Kindergarten, Gilles Plains GP Plus and Muna Paiendi Indigenous Primary Health Care. Through these placements Michael engaged in clinic therapy sessions, school therapy and running small groups.

Michael has been a part of the OTFC Team since January 2014 and is currently the OTFC Team Leader. He is an integral part of the Clinical Management Team providing insight, care and dedication to the practice.  Michael continues to oversee the Social Media Arm of OTFC at the same time as providing Millers Assessments and one on one therapy to his families. He contributes to the OTFC Lecture Series where he provides relevant and recent information on how to navigate the technological world with your child.  He is the OTFC Group Program Innovator setting up and coordinating all group therapy offered at OTFC each term and most recently, along with Ali, started the first LIFEskills Group at OTFC (a group for older children of the practice teaching them life skills). Michael is a wonderful caring Occupational Therapist and human being. We are very lucky to have him choose to spend his time here.

 

  • Team Leader at OTFC
  • Proficient in MAP (Millers Assessment)
  • Group Program Innovator and Facilitator at OTFC
  • Social Media Marketing Guru at OTFC
  • Provides Individual and Group Therapy