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Our Team.

The team you may encounter when working with Country Therapy each have their own strengths and knowledge to empower people to achieve autonomy and independence in not only your life but your family's and any other person in your support network. Together, we make a small team of like minded people who share the same common goal when working with the paediatric, adult and older adult populations.

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Nav Singh

Occupational Therapist

As the practice founder, Nav is passionate about developing a high quality allied health practice which services regional Victoria and outer west Melbourne.

Nav completed his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2011 from CMC vellore and completed a Masters in Public Health Degree from La Trobe University in 2015. Nav over the course of his learning in Melbourne completed gaining experience across different healthcare facilities, rehabilitation centres, and community based programs to develop diverse skill sets and build a strong professional network. Navneet familiarized himself with the Australian healthcare system and the regulations governing occupational therapy practices in the country. This involved understanding Medicare funding, private health insurance, NDIS and other aspects that influence the delivery of occupational therapy services in Australia.

Nav has worked in the public sector (Wimmera Health Care Group) as a senior clinician and continues to support their School Readiness program.

 

Nav has experience working with the Paediatric and adult population. Nav is passionate about his work and wants to bring high quality evidence based practise to his town of Ararat & surrounding and outer west Melbourne. 

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Elizabeth 

Occupational Therapist

Elizabeth completed her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy from CMC Vellore in 2011 and her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2016 (Specialisation: Neuro Rehabilitation) from Manipal University. 

 

Elizabeth is passionate about empowering individuals with disabilities and helping them achieve their goals. Her main areas of expertise include Neuro Rehabilitation and geriatric management. She has experience of working in various work settings such as aged care, rehabilitation units, mental health sector, paediatric OT clinic, acute inpatient set up, and lymphoedema private practice. 

 

Elizabeth is trained and experienced in assessing and implementing evidence based interventions using a client centred, occupation based approach. She enjoys interacting with clients with diverse needs and conditions and finds it extremely rewarding to have a positive impact on their lives. 

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Lauren 

Quality Incharge

Lauren relocated to Australia from the UK in 2017. 


Lauren has completed a degree in Human Resource Management and is a qualified Level 2 Allied Health Assistant. 

Lauren's passion is to work with children, adults and families to provide support and a friendly face.

Lauren has been helping Country Therapy Manage its Quality standard, Monitor compliance, provide AHA training and education, conduct client satisfaction survey and ensuring quality within Country Therapy's general process. 

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Djulia Concepcion

Occupational Therapy Aid

Djulia is currently studying the Bachelor of Nursing with a keen interest in mental health and critical care.

Djulia has worked and completed clinical placements across several hospital and community settings including areas that heavily collaborate with allied health services and other agencies.

Belief in person centred care through a strengths based approach is what Djulia advocates. 

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Rachel Crennan

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Rachel completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2021. Rachel is also qualified in Advanced First Aid. 

 

Rachel has previously worked in respite care, crisis care, first aid first responder and early childhood education. 

 

Rachel finds it extremely rewarding interacting with clients with diverse needs and conditions to have a positive impact on their lives and achieve their goals.

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Aidan Waide 

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Aidan is currently going into his 4th year of Occupational Therapy at Monash University and is interested in neuro rehabilitation, mental health and hand therapy. 

 

Aidan has completed placements in Mental health and physical rehab and is passionate about delivering quality client-centred care that promotes patient progress and success, allowing clients to achieve their goals. 

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Angus

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Angus is based in Stawell and is a new Allied
Health Assistant supporting Occupational
Therapists at Country Therapy. Angus is
interested in the relationships between physical and mental health.

He is passionate about helping people achieve their potential through implementation of evidence based
intervention and establishing meaningful connections. Angus enjoys everything sport related and loves running, currently training for an ultra-marathon race in Europe. Angus is looking forward to meeting new faces and delivering a quality client-centred service for the community in and around Stawell.

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Zoe Brown

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Zoe is originally from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and moved to Horsham to put down permanent roots.

She enjoys seeing clients thrive in life and achieve their goals. Zoe's interests include sewing, interior design, spending time with her pets & binge watching a good TV series.

Zoe is excited to meet new people & deliver the best care for clients and the community.

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Raun Singh

Admin/ Allied Health Assistant
(Occupational Therapy)

Raun is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others and brings a wealth of experience in Childcare and Disability Support. He started working with children as a children's camp counsellor in 2018 where he fostered memorable and enriching experiences for the children. Apart from that, working in the field of Disability Support, it reflects his commitment to creating inclusive environments and providing personalised care.


With a keen interest in the Healthcare and Disability support space, Raun is poised to contribute his skills and compassion to make a meaningful difference.

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Claire Cain

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Claire has just recently moved back to her hometown of Stawell and she lives with her partner and two dogs. Claire has a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) and has worked in local kindergarten's building capacity in young people. Claire also has a background of working in disability care.

She has a passion for helping people reach their potential and seeing them thrive in their lives. In Claires free time she enjoy's spending time with family and friends, playing netball, travelling and camping.

She is excited to meet new people & deliver the best care for clients and the community.

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Aalia Khan

Senior Occupational Therapist

Aalia is a dedicated team player who values collaboration and believes in empowering individuals to achieve independence in their meaningful daily activities.

Alia has completed her Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Nashik University in 2005 and extensive experience as a consultant Physiotherapist in Mumbai. In 2016, Aalia pursued a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from La Trobe University, further enriching her expertise. For over six years, she has been working as an Occupational Therapist at Epworth Health care. 

Her  areas of specialization include neurological conditions, pain management, trauma, geriatrics, orthopaedic conditions, adult mental health, paediatrics, and the prescription of assistive technology. Additionally, Aalia provides valuable recommendations for home modifications, ensuring optimal client outcomes and quality care.

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Ros George

Senior Occupational Therapist

Ros is a passionate Occupational Therapist who aims to empower and resource people to
manage their everyday life and tasks. Ros fosters person–centred care and values, respects the expertise of others. Ros has had 25 years’ experience working and living in a rural environment and is aware of its advantages and challenges.

Graduating at La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in
1993, Ros’s major experience has been in Community Health (East Wimmera Health
Service) and Aged Care.

However, Ros has had a wide range of experience which has proved helpful in rural health where people’s needs are diverse.
Some of the areas of expertise are equipment prescription /assistive technology, home modifications, falls prevention, health promotion, seating needs, wheelchairs, pressure care, and electric scooter use.

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Michiko

Occupational Therapist

Michiko graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2022 at Australian Catholic University. Throughout her studies, and has completed placements in various settings such as private practice, schools and hospital facilities. Michiko
embarked on her new graduate year in a community setting in Western Melbourne where she provided support to NDIS participants across the lifespan. She has experience in supporting individuals with increasing their independence in self-care tasks/daily routines, managing sensory and emotional regulation, and both fine and gross motor skills.
Michiko is passionate about providing quality care to clients and having a positive impact on the community. She is dedicated to working collaboratively with individuals and their families to support them in achieving their meaningful outcomes. Michiko practices in a holistic and client-centred manner and ensures that she is constantly up skilling to provide up-to-date evidence-based practice.

Michiko is also interested in furthering her knowledge and skills in hand therapy and assistive technology.

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Madeline Sandars

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Madeline has completed Bachelor of Health Science at LaTrobe University and interested in completing another course in Occupational Therapy after more experience in the field.

Madeline is passionate about helping community especially families and pediatrics with their wellbeing and overall health whilst appreciating the diversity of everyone's situations. She also wants to provide a safer place for anyone to help people communicate and open up so to help in any way to provide a friendly environment and positive impact on people's lives.

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Anne Gu

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Anne is currently going into her third year of occupational therapy at Monash University and is interested in the field of acute, community and mental health. She has worked as a support worker with both adults and children, and is passionate about client-centred care, inclusivity and the well-being of all patients.  
 

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Lachlan

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Lachlan is a Lara based psychology graduate excited by the opportunity to help people navigate their personal challenges and discover their best possible self.

Drawing on his extensive experience in the hospitality industry and warm and empathetic in character, Lachlan is passionate about customer service and prides himself on building personable and secure connections with all of his clients.

 

Lachlan has a background in the creative arts and is always interested in understanding what inspires the lives of those he works with.

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Abbey Hawker

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Abbey is a dedicated psychology graduate with a focus on children and families. Currently pursuing an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Psychology, she aims to become a registered psychologist. With a passion for mental health, behavior, and cognition, Abbey provides person-centered care to empower and include individuals of all ages and abilities. 

 

Her diverse experience and strong communication skills enable her to build trusting relationships and deliver effective support. Abbey's goal is to contribute to mental well-being and help individuals overcome challenges through evidence-based interventions.

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Olivia Gatt

Allied Health Assistant/Admin Support

Olivia has completed a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and currently pursuing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University.

Olivia is passionate about having a positive impact on her client's lives and looks forward to meeting new people that brings an excitement while working here. 

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Jacana Gordon

Allied Health Assistant

Jacana has recently moved to Stawell from country Victoria. She has spent the past three years working in education support in the local area. Jacana has a passion for paediatric care and to help them achieve their goals. On her days off Jacana enjoys spending time with her dog and partner. Jacana is excited to make new connections and deliver excellent care for her clients and the greater community.

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Rachael Winterburn

Aged Care Coordinator/Admin/ Allied Health Assistant
 

Rachael has recently moved to Horsham from suburban Victoria. She has spent the past two years working in aged care in the local area.

Rachael is passionate about helping people in all stages of their life and finds working with clients very rewarding.  

In Rachael’s free time she enjoys creating digital designs and animations, she also enjoys going fishing and camping with her dog and partner.

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Teagan Brown

Admin/ Allied Health Assistant
(Occupational Therapy)

Teagan has an extensive medical background in nursing and administration. She is passionate to assist clients to lead their life as comfortable as possible, and she enjoys working with new people and serving community with love and care.
Teagan enjoys reading books, doing craft work and  spending time with her pets and family.

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Siaw Yen Tjong

Accounts
 

Siaw has successfully completed a Bachelor of Economics in Indonesia. With years of experience as an account administrator, she has always been passionate about working with numbers. In addition to her professional experience, she has also spent time in the hospitality industry, where she enjoyed connecting with people. Furthermore, she is currently serving as a Sunday School teacher's assistant in her church. Siaw feels grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Country Therapy team, where she can contribute to supporting the accounts.

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