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Our Team

Find out more about our Therapists

Meet our team

Meet our team of highly experienced Occupational Therapy and Case Management professionals.

Gemma Nixon

Occupational Therapist / Case Manager / Director

B. Occupational Therapy from the University of Newcastle in 2003.

I have worked as an Occupational Therapist and Case Manager in various roles within the central west of NSW for my entire career. This has included working in Mental Health (acute, sub – acute and rehabilitation), injury management and occupational rehabilitation (workplace assessment, rehabilitation and Case Management of worker’s compensation and CTP clients) , brain injury rehabilitation (including neurological rehabilitation, cognitive assessment and treatment and Case Management), general community health (aged care, palliative care and pre / post-operative clients), and in adult community health for clients with a wide variety of injuries, illnesses and disabilities.

I formed Integrity Therapy Services in 2010 as there were limited Occupational Therapy services available in the Central West NSW region, outside of the health service and a high need in the community for this type of support. Since starting Integrity Therapy, I have been working with many and varied clients from children to adults and aged care clients with a wide variety of injuries, disabilities and / or medical conditions. I have a particular interest in traumatic and acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury and complex home modifications. I have comprehensive training and experience in these fields of Occupational Therapy to date and am on the Building Modifications Occupational Therapy Panel for iCare (Lifetime Care and Support and Workers Care).

I have well developed links with and a thorough understanding of local community organisations in the central west for client’s and their families to be linked in with for support and / or assistance. I pride myself on being a determined problem solver for situations where there does not seem to be an solution and am committed to ensuring our regional and rural communities have access to extremely high quality Occupational Therapy services.

I am an Approved Case Manager with iCare (Lifetime Care and Support and Workers Care).

I am a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Emma Giles

Occupational Therapist / Case Manager

B. App Sci (Occupational Therapy) from Sydney Uni in 2003.

I have previously worked for NSW health and WA, rural health services and have worked as an Occupational Therapist overseas. I commenced as an OT and Case Manager with Integrity Therapy Services in 2018. In this role I have been providing basic and complex / customised equipment prescriptions, minor and major home modifications and implementing therapy programs to a wide variety of Clients. I am also involved in collaborating with Clients, their families / carers and other stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes following catastrophic injury, in my Case Management role with Integrity Therapy.

Prior to this, I have worked in the areas of inpatient rehabilitation, Community Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation and Aged Care and enjoy working with the adult and aged populations.

I am committed to the development of Occupational Therapy as a profession and to continually improving my skills as an OT through engagement in professional development opportunities as they arise.

I am very passionate about my job and feel very privileged to work with our Integrity Therapy clients to progress towards their goals. I also feel very lucky to work with such an accomplished group of colleagues at Integrity Therapy. I endeavour to provide my clients with a high quality service that leads to  greater engagement in the tasks and roles that they wish to be doing in their everyday lives.

I am an Approved Case Manager through iCare (Lifetime Care and Support and Workers Care).

I am a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and a registered Occupational Therapist within Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Kirsty Honeysett

Occupational Therapist / Case Manager

B. Occupational Therapy from Sydney University in 2004.

I have worked as an Occupational Therapist and Case Manager within Central West NSW since graduating, in a variety of roles. I initially worked in Vocational Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention and Management in both the public and private sectors which has involved Case Management of participants through Workers Compensation, Department of Human Services and CTP. I commenced working with Integrity Therapy Services in 2016, where I perform a variety of Occupational Therapy assessments for equipment and home modifications, and am extensively involved in the Case Management of people who are injured in motor vehicle or workplace accident.

I am an experienced clinician with extensive experience in undertaking a range of assessments including Home and Activities of Daily Living, assessing and scripting equipment and home modifications, Ergonomic and Functional Assessments.

I have developed an extensive network of providers and support services within regional and rural NSW and am committed to assisting people to achieve their goals and outcomes and looks forward to working with clients to reach their full potential.

I am an Approved Case Manager through iCare (Lifetime Care and Support and Workers Care).

I am a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and a Registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Natalie O’Leary

Occupational Therapist / Case Manager

B. Occupational Therapy (Honours) from the University of Newcastle in 2017.

I have lived and worked as an Occupational Therapist within Central West NSW since graduating. My previous clinical experience as an OT has been in Mental Health, having worked with adult and aged care populations in acute, sub-acute and rehabilitation settings. I enjoy working closely with clients and their families / carers to determine their goals and work towards them collaboratively.

I have experience in the assessment and prescription of disability related equipment, including beds, wheelchairs, showering equipment and home modifications. I am also experienced in assessing clients for housing options that meet their needs and wishes for a fulfilling life regardless of their disability or challenges. I strive to do this in a holistic way that encompasses the person’s wants and needs within their home community.

I have grown up in country NSW and am passionate about providing a high quality service to people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

I am a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and a registered Occupational Therapist within Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Rebecca Pearson

Occupational Therapist / Case Manager

Ba. Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University of Sydney in 2006.

Having grown up in a small town in central west NSW, I was keen to return to regional NSW. I commenced working in Occupational Rehabilitation providing support to injured workers to return to work, predominately those experiencing back, shoulder and other musculoskeletal injuries.

Since this time I have focussed the development of my clinical skills with clients in the disability sector, providing services across the lifespan from Paediatrics to adolescence and into adults and older persons.  I have worked with clients and their families across a wide range of both congenital and acquired disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Chromosomal Disorders, spinal cord injuries and acquired brain injuries. My work in this sector has included supporting clients and families identify equipment solutions to support their posture and function in daily activities; environmental modifications in the home and community; skill development to build independence and participation in a range of work and leisure activities.

I commenced working with Integrity Therapy Services in 2017. I enjoy working with clients in rural and regional NSW in their own homes and communities, supporting them, their families and carers to find equipment and activity solutions to allow people with a disability to live their lives to their desired potential.

I am an Approved Case Manager through iCare (Lifetime Care and Support and Workers Care).

I am a registered Occupational Therapist within Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Sarah Robertson

Occupational Therapist / Case Manager

B. Health Science – Occupational Therapy from the Curtin University (WA) in 2015.

I have worked as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of areas including the South West (WA), East Kimberley (WA), Geelong (VIC) and Central West (NSW). During this time I have worked in the areas of acute care (medical, surgical, orthopaedics, cardiac/pulmonary, palliative care), sub-acute rehabilitation and community (outpatient, disability, paediatrics, hand therapy, Case Management).

I have a strong passion for working in rural and remote areas enabling individuals living with an injury or disability to engage and participate in everyday activities of daily living. I am able to build strong relationships with individuals to assist them in developing goals, identifying treatment, rehabilitation and care needs in order to achieve best outcomes.

I have a practical understanding of and am culturally responsive and strive to work in collaboration with individuals, family or services to deliver a resourceful, timely and client centred service to improve the health and wellbeing of clients.

I commenced working with Integrity Therapy Services in 2019 and work with clients who have a range of medical conditions and injuries. I work with clients across the lifespan from children to aged clients, and have a particular interest in spinal cord injuries, amputations, home modifications and equipment prescription.

I am a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and a registered Occupational Therapist within Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Simone Thompson

Occupational Therapist / Case Manager

B. Health Science (Occupational Therapy) from Charles Sturt University in 2000.

I have worked as an Occupational Therapist since graduating in 2000 and have extensive experience working in rural and remote communities in both North West Queensland and Central Western NSW.

I have worked in various roles including Paediatrics (Education, Acute Hospital, Outpatients and Community), General Hospital (including Acute Medical and Surgical, Accident & Emergency, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care ,Outpatients and Community), Private Hospital (Acute Medical and Surgical, Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans Affairs Inpatient & Community) Mental Health (Acute, Sub-Acute, Rehabilitation and Community), and in consultation to Residential Aged Care Facilities with specialised skills in Dementia, and managing Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.

I have formed extensive links with service providers across the Central West and have a vast knowledge of community organisations and support services available to clients and their families.

I commenced working with Integrity Therapy Services in 2013 and work with clients who have a wide variety of medical conditions and injuries. I work with clients across the lifespan from children to aged clients, and have a particular interest in Aged Care and Dementia, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury and Home Modification.

I am an Approved Case Manager through iCare (Lifetime Care and Support and Workers Care).

I am a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Bec Owen

Administration Manager / Wrangler of Occupational Therapists / Master of Meetings / General Manager of almost everything else…

I have extensive experience working in office administration for over 20 years and perform a variety of activities as part of my role at Integrity Therapy. I have worked alongside Gemma initially, and then with the growing team at Integrity Therapy since 2012.

I pride myself on giving our clients an excellent experience when they visit us, or contact us over the phone. I like to help out on the first instance, and have a good understanding of where to direct people afterwards where required.

I ensure that all of the written material that leaves Integrity Therapy Services is professionally formatted and am a stickler for making sure our reports are consistently of the highest quality to ensure the work of the OT’s with the clients is received as easily and readily as possible at the funding body end.

I provide support for the Occupational Therapists at Integrity Therapy to get their work done in an efficient manner and help coordinate and manage client activities occurring in the office or out in the community as needed.

I have lived and worked in Central West NSW for the majority of my life. I enjoy helping the therapists to achieve the best outcomes for their Clients and seeing the benefits an Occupational Therapist can make to a person’s life through assisting them to improve their everyday health and wellbeing.