We are an experienced team of Allied Health professionals committed to providing evidence-based collaborative services. We will work with you and your support network to assist you to achieve your goals and maximise your ability to participate independently in everyday life.
Allied Therapy Services clinicians have a minimum 5 years experience so you can be confident you're working with an experienced clinician. Our team are committed to ongoing professional development to ensure we are providing services in line with best practice. We thoroughly enjoy what we do and look forward to working with you as a part of your team.
Our Geelong & Colac Team
Naomi Doody / Director & Occupational Therapist
Naomi has worked as an Occupational Therapist for over 10 years in the areas of public health and occupational rehabilitation. Naomi has experience working with people who have a neurological condition, difficulties with memory and thinking (cognition), and assisting with equipment and home modification needs. Naomi has been involved in research looking at return to work and cognitive testing for people post stroke, and has an interest in spasticity management.
Ashlea Salter / Occupational Therapist
Since graduating from Deakin University in 2009 Ashlea has spent time working as an Occupational Therapist in Geelong, Melbourne and London. Ashlea has experience in public health working with adults with orthopaedic injuries, falls, deconditioning, cognitive impairment, amputees and chronic conditions. Having worked at TAC in Geelong and at a major trauma hospital in London, Ashlea has experience working with clients with traumatic injuries such as ABI and spinal injuries. Ashlea is interested in cognitive and learning strategies, community retraining, equipment prescription and home modification.
Jamie Soldani / Occupational Therapist
Jamie graduated from Deakin University in 2010 and has worked in the public and private sectors, including the UK for two years. Jamie has experience working with people who have a neurological condition, memory and thinking difficulties, amputee and decreased functional ability. Jamie has worked in hand therapy in both public and private settings and can provide treatment including splint fabrication at a complex level. Jamie is experienced in equipment prescription, home modifications, activity modification, energy conservation, stress management, upper limb therapy, scar management and cognitive assessment and management.
Angharad Williams / Occupational Therapist
Angharad has worked for 15 years as an Occupational Therapist both locally and in the United Kingdom. She has worked within the rehabilitation sector for the majority of this time working with clients with a variety of disabilities including those following stroke, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury and orthopaedic conditions. Angharad's services include activity of daily living assessment and rehabilitation, specialised equipment prescription, home modifications, upper limb and cognitive therapies.
Nicole Clark / Occupational Therapist
Nicole has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years and worked in a range of paediatric and mental health settings. Nicole has worked with children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD as well as mild through to complex mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. She has extensive experience working with adults of all ages with mild to complex mental health problems in acute, rehabilitative and community settings, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and dementia. Nicole’s services include assessment and intervention to promote activities of daily living, stress management, social–emotional regulation skills, sensory processing and social skills.
Fiona Moore / Speech Pathologist (Colac & Geelong)
Fiona has over 25 years experience working as a speech pathologist in hospital, community and home-based rehabilitation, community health, palliative care, aged care and disability services. Speciality areas include working with school aged children, teens and adults with communication and swallowing disorders, assessment, prescription, programming and training for high and low technology communication aids/ devices and working with disabled adults with complex communication disorders and behaviours of concern.
Alison Christie / Speech Pathologist
Alison has worked for the past 12 years as a Speech Pathologist in community and home-based rehabilitation, community health and private therapy services. Alison is specialised in working with adults who have communication and/or swallowing disorders and has extensive experience working with clients after stroke, neurological conditions, intellectual disability and autism. Alison is experienced and competent in assessment, prescription, programming and education for high and low tech communication devices.
Laura Morrison / Speech Pathologist
Laura Morrison, is a Speech Pathologist who has over 6 years experience working with adult clients. While she has worked in Geelong and country Victoria for some time, she also has broad experience from her time working in London. She is passionate about setting functional goals with you to facilitate improved speech, language and voice which are all integral aspects of communication. Laura is also able to assist those who may have a swallowing impairment as she is highly skilled in this specialised area of Speech Pathology practise.
Elsa Hodgins / Speech Pathologist
Elsa was a secondary school teacher of French and Italian in Ireland, the UK and Australia before studying for a Masters in Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. Elsa is a Certified Practising member of Speech Pathology Australia and has worked in the acute, rehabilitation and disability sectors. Elsa specialises in working with people who have communication and/or swallowing difficulties following stroke, acquired brain injury, other neurological conditions, as well as autism and cerebral palsy. She has a keen interest in helping primary and secondary school students to develop language and literacy skills, as well as enhancing communication interactions between adults with complex communication needs and their families and carers.
Thien Truong / Speech Pathologist
Thien has worked in the disability sector for the past 5 years and has experience providing assessment and therapy for people of all ages. Thien is very passionate about working with adolescents and adults, especially upskilling families and local disability services (e.g., Encompass, GenU) about communication. Areas of interest and expertise include dysphagia and AAC, (both light and high- tech). She enjoys conducting AAC trials, and supporting clients and families/significant others to choose devices suitable for their lifestyle. "The best part of my job is seeing people integrate AAC into their lives, and seeing the benefits of increased receptive and expressive language".
Connie Lombardo / Physiotherapist
Working as a physiotherapist for seven years Connie has a special interest and expertise in neurological rehabilitation particularly stroke, MS, balance disorders and falls and mobility issues. She is trained in the Bobath method and has experience in equipment prescription (transfer and mobility aids and wheelchairs). Connie enjoys working with clients and their carers/ support networks to ensure the promotion of safe and effective exercise and self-management strategies.
Anne Roberts / Team Leader & Physiotherapist
Anne has worked as a Physiotherapist in both the public and private sector and has experience working with clients who have a neurological condition, general deconditioning or a mobility impairment. Expertise includes conducting falls and balance assessments, standardised mobility assessments and prescribing walking or mobility aids. Anne can provide you with an exercise programme that you, your family or your support network will be able to assist you with to maximise your independence.
Emily Baird / Physiotherapist
Emily has worked as a physiotherapist for over 15 years, gaining a broad range of experience working with adults and children in community based, hospital, special school, and aged care settings. Emily enjoys working with clients and their families to help them achieve their goals through prescription of exercise programs, hydrotherapy, and providing specialist advice on equipment and mobility aids.
Sophie Wathen / Physiotherapist
Sophie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2010 and since then has worked in public health settings across regional Victoria, Darwin and Perth. Sophie has experience working with a diverse range of conditions including neurological, cardiovascular and general deconditioning and mobility issues. Sophie has a passion for home and community based rehabilitation and enjoys working with clients, their families and support networks to help achieve client goals through the prescription of appropriate exercise programs, mobility aids and implementation of appropriate self management strategies.
Sarah Healy / Exercise Physiologist
Sarah has worked as an Exercise Physiologist since 2004 in Melbourne and Geelong. She provides exercise & technique education aimed to help improve quality of movement with gym and home based exercise programs. Sarah has had experience with a variety of conditions that can benefit from movement such as musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular conditions. Sarah works with you to help you exercise to improve activities of daily living but also identify exercise that you can enjoy.