focus on function

Workers Compensation

We provide Occupational Therapy, Case Management and Dietitian services for adults with a variety of injuries under a workers compensation claim. This includes (but isn't limited to) initial needs and activities of daily living assessments, equipment prescription, home modifications, nutritional advise and case management. We don't provide return to work services. Our services are more focused on injury related needs to optimise participation, recovery and goals.

Our Founder

About Louise

I graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Newcastle in 2005. Since this time I have worked in rural NSW in a variety of roles including mental health, community health and in-patient acute wards. 

Prior to becoming an OT I worked in a variety of roles with adults with disabilities. I have worked as an OT in the Gunnedah are for 10 years. I have a well established network with local providers and make it a high priority to work collaterality with the participant, their family and the team to ensure we can get the best outcomes for participants. I thoroughly enjoy working with participants and their families and problem solving to contribute to great outcomes. 

Workers Compensation

Our Occupational Therapy services include:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessment
  • Initial Needs Assessments
  • Equipment prescription
  • Manual handling assessment, intervention and education
  • Home modifications
  • Skin and pressure care assessments

Our Case Manager servicesinclude:

  • Coordinating treatment and rehabilitation needs, as required.
  • Assisting with setting goals and breaking down the injury and non injury related needs.
  • Devising and submitting requests as per the funding body requirements.
  • Arranging, hosting and documenting case conferences with the participant, family and treating team, as required.
  • Meeting with the participant, family and treating team as required to ensure optimal recovery and progress n goals.    

Our Dietitian servicesinclude:

  • Weight loss advise
  • Wound healing
  • Nutrition support for alternative feeding, such as PEG feeding.
  • Malnutrition
  • Paediatric growth concerns
  • Paediatric fussy eating
  • Bowel issues

We are always happy todiscuss other requests.

We do not have a work cover provider number and cannot assist with direct return to work requests, however we can provide Activities of Daily Living assessment, home modification, equipment prescription and other occupational therapy requests.

about us

Work Experience

I have been working privately as a OT and Case manager with iCare, CTP and NDIS participant since 2011. I formed Focus on Function in 2021 as there were limited Occupational Therapy services available in the New England. I am committed to providing his quality services for our participants, families and community. 

I am a approved Case Manager with iCare (lifetime care and workers care). I am a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and a registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. 

our team

About the Team

  • A team of Occupational Therapist with extensive experience and shared vision to assisting with great outcomes for people
  • High quality administration support to ensure optimal service provision.
  • Case management services
  • Allied Health assistant