Nicole has 15 years’ experience as an Occupational therapist in various clinical areas such as neurological, orthopedic and occupational rehabilitation, aged care, paediatrics and in the disability sector. She has developed her clinical skills through various challenging OT and management roles within both NSW and working overseas.
Moving into the disability & corporate sector (NDIS and Employment services) Nicole has developed her knowledge and experience of the NDIS, worker’s compensation and CTP schemes. She enjoys providing internal injury management advice to work cover agents and assisting with learning and development for severe injury case managers.
Nicole’s experience in severe injuries such as traumatic brain injury and spinal injury has allowed her to encompass her clinical skills to provide occupational therapy and case management service to clients with these injuries. She has built a strong network with community agencies throughout her career and can co-ordinate and monitor services for clients with extremely challenging behaviors and complex clinical needs.
Nicole is a highly motivated occupational therapist who is committed to delivering exceptional quality of service to all stakeholders, through efficient communication and collaboration. Nicole is passionate about helping participants under the NDIS and clients in the community to achieve independence that is functional with all the things they need and want to do on a daily basis. Nicole strongly believes people should not have to travel to major cities to access the best therapy services available. Her late brother was profoundly disabled. With this personal experience, Nicole understands how disability affects the entire family and knows first-hand the additional strain caused with travelling to access therapy. Nicole will go above and beyond to ensure that all clients can the best OT services locally.
Nicole also works closely with many corporate organisations to deliver programs and services tailored to their needs with a strong focus on outcomes, whilst considering all reasonable and necessary guidelines at a cost competitive price.
When not working as an OT, Nicole is a member of riding for disabled and water-skiing for the disabled, combining her love for sport, the outdoors and people.
Nicole is an active member of OT Australia and APHRA. Nicole is registered NDIS provider, RMS Driving Assessor and an advanced seating specialist. Nicole is also accredited to conduct pre-employment medicals, drug and alcohol screens and hearing assessments.
Growing up on a farm near a small town called Marrar, in the Riverina of New South Wales, Shannon has always been passionate about providing allied health services to rural communities and ensuring they receive the care they need in a timely manner.
Shannon is an enthusiastic OT who enjoys working with clients to provide individualised services and helping them to engage in meaningful activities.
She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012 and returned to her local community to begin providing OT services in Wagga Wagga.
Shannon has worked in workplace rehabilitation, hospital settings (including acute, subacute, rehabilitation, palliative care, mental health clinics), and within the private sector.
Shannon has experience in conducting pre-employment and functional assessments, drug and alcohol screenings, hearing assessments, ergonomic assessments, and case management services.
She has also worked in providing varied equipment prescription, home modifications, wheelchair prescription, workplace based manual handling training, and providing individual treatments to promote participation in activities of daily living.
Shannon joined the Health Works NSW team in 2017 after moving to Orange with her husband. Since commencing at Health Works NSW Shannon has gained further experience in providing specialised disability services under NDIS.
With a masters in Forensic Mental Health, Simone has all the skills and key contacts for driving outcomes for all our complex case management and community mental health programs. Simone works with clients with a variety of needs and focuses on social inclusion and community engagement.
Alice began work with Health Works in 2017 where she has continued to explore her passion for pediatrics, rehabilitation and restoring hope and a sense of possibility in her patient’s lives.
Growing up on a property in the Hunter Valley, Alice instinctively understands the need for specialized therapy in regional areas.
Alice experienced first-hand the benefits of Occupational Therapy following an accident in 2011 whist working as a jillaroo on a cattle station in the Northern Territory.
This lead to her enrolment in a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Sydney in 2016. From there Alice developed a strong interest in supporting children with Autism, ADHD, ADD, sensory processing and emotional regulation difficulties, Visual Perception and learning difficulties.
Alice’s motivation is to help each child reach their potential and participate in everyday activities and environments by supporting the development of their gross motor, fine motor, visual motor and sensory processing skills.
Her therapy approach is supported through a keen interest in ongoing professional development with other allied health, educational and early intervention professionals.
Alice’s caring, and fun personality aims to promote a positive and enjoyable therapy experience for children, their parents and other professionals.
Alice is a highly competent, confident, spirited and enthusiastic therapist. Alice has high level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise and consult with a range of patient groups, their families, and various key stakeholders. She has also gained experience in; pre-employments, ergonomic and workplace training and disability services under the NDIS.
Jordyn Casey has recently moved from Sydney to Orange to join the team at Health Works. Jordyn has a passion for enabling access to Occupational Therapy regionally in both hospital and community settings.
Recently, Jordyn has worked within the NDIS setting and enjoyed assisting her clients to reach their full potential and to participate in meaningful activities. Jordyn wishes to share her disability knowledge and in addition consolidate her skills in other areas of practice. Separate to the NDIS, Jordyn has industry experience in complex rehabilitation and case management, mental health and home modifications.
Jordyn is a dedicated, caring and passionate Occupational Therapist with high-level commitment to her profession and clients in her care. Jordyn welcomes the ability to offer assistance to all clients able to benefit from Occupational Therapy in regional NSW.
Dr Tim Low is a highly specialised Sports and musculoskeletal Doctor having joined the Health Works Team as a contractor in 2016 to complete medical pre-employment assessments and workplace injury medical services. Dr Low, together with Health Works NSW provide independent medical services, delivering definitive information to enable optimal decisions by clients in the insurance, legal, corporate and government sectors.
Dr Low completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle in 2010. Subsequently he completed his Internship and Residency at Orange Health Service and then went on to complete his GP training with practices in Orange and Molong. During his GP training Dr Low has completed special skills training in Sports Medicine and Occupational Health.
Dr Low is originally from West Wyalong and lived in Orange from 1994-96. He moved away for further schooling and University and has been living back in Orange since the start of 2011. Dr Low’s wife has her own Human Resources business in Orange and they have 2 young children.
His other interests include watching sport especially live sport, travel and spending time with family and friends.
Libby joined Healthworks in 2018 and is excited to be part of our OT team. She loved growing up in Orange and from a young age was keen to be an OT and remain in a rural area. After studying in Newcastle she has gained experience in complex adult disability services, paediatric and early intervention services, occupational rehabilitation and providing services within the NDIS. She has prioritised professional development opportunities in many sub-specialities and enjoys constantly learning from others.
Libby loves the opportunity that OT provides to meet people from all walks of life, to provide meaningful support and to solve unique problems every day.