FIM Accredited: FIM ID 1501034i
SIRA Appointed Health Practitioner (Medicolegal Reports)
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Bernadette graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University of Sydney in 1997. She went on to graduate with a Master of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2006, part of which included qualifications as a driver-trained occupational therapist.
Bernadette commenced her career in rehabilitation, specialising in vocational rehabilitation for over 7 years. In this capacity she developed skills for supporting individuals to return to pre-injury roles, and develop new skills for employment.
Her keen passion for adult rehabilitation and enabling independence led Bernadette to working in inpatient, day program and community-based roles. She has worked extensively in multidisciplinary teams, and in this capacity she is an advocate for facilitating functional independence with her clients.
With her longstanding experience in the private sector, Bernadette has worked as a case manager, directing and facilitating rehabilitation for her clients within the icare, CTP, workers compensation markets. She is also highly skilled in the provision of assessment and intervention for NDIS participants. She is an experienced manual handling trainer and assessor for one of Sydney’s largest rehabilitation hospitals.
Bernadette has worked as a team leader and manager for private rehabilitation services, including managing a dedicated driver assessment and rehabilitation service. She is highly skilled in all aspects of assessment, vehicle modifications and driver retraining.
Bernadette is skilled in a broad range of assessment and intervention in the areas of orthopaedics, pain management, reconditioning and geriatrics, brain injury, osteoarthritis, and multi-trauma. She has expertise in ADL retraining, equipment prescription including wheelchairs, training support workers, activity upgrading, implementing pain management strategies.
For Moore Rehab Outcomes, Bernadette is available for ADL and home assessments, equipment prescription, minor home modifications, medico-legal assessments and activity upgrading programs.