Ability Action Australia

NDIS Therapeutic Supports Provider

Emily, Team Leader and Occupational Therapist

Emily Cheetham

Position: Team Leader and Occupational Therapist - Melbourne

An experienced Occupational Therapist and Team Leader with a passion for getting the best out of people, Emily started her career working in acute and rehabilitation hospitals before working in the community, supporting people in their own homes across Gippsland, Perth and Melbourne.

Having worked in a Parkinson’s clinic, Emily has a strong interest in progressive neurological disorders. She started working with NDIS participants in 2018. In this space, she has focused on functional capacity assessments, assistive technology, wheelchair prescription and training, home modifications and skill building.

Emily has experience supporting NDIS clients with complex needs, often having a combination of physical and psychosocial disability which interplay with one another. She uses a collaborative and communicative approach with her clients and encourages them to identify their own goals and priorities.

A natural leader, Emily supports a team of Occupational Therapists at Ability Action Australia. Her passions include:

  • Upskilling the next generation of therapists
  • Collaborating with colleagues to achieve client goals
  • Developing resources and processes

“I love helping people to achieve their goals and work together to problem solve with some creative ideas,” she says.

Based in Prahran, Emily is excited to be supporting NDIS participants in north-eastern Melbourne.


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