MRO Medicolegal Team

Kate Moore

Kate Moore

MRO Clinical Director / Business Owner / Occupational Therapist

ILLAWARRA

Kate graduated from La Trobe University in 1997, and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics at University Que...Read More

Kate Moore

Kate Moore

MRO Clinical Director / Business Owner / Occupational Therapist

ILLAWARRA

Kate graduated from La Trobe University in 1997, and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics at University Queensland in 2006. Kate commenced her career working with high needs clients in rehabilitation including spinal, neurological and amputee patients.

Since 2000 Kate has worked in the area of occupational rehabilitation, including the rehabilitation of workers under the NSW WorkCover, Comcare and CTP Schemes.

Kate established her private practice in 2007, and launched Moore Rehab Outcomes in 2011. Over the past 10 years she has built a large team of experienced clinicians, servicing from Victoria to Queensland with coverage to many regional areas of NSW.

Kate is passionate about proactive and evidence based practice, and in ensuring her team have the right training, resources, systems and support to provide a high standard of intervention for our clients, with her main focus overseeing her large practice and supporting her team.  She continues to provide medicolegal opinion and is an approved icare Care Needs Assessor for catastrophic claims, and is also an approved icare case manager and FIM assessor.

Kate is passionate about 'making a difference' and in helping individuals adjust to living their best life after an injury or accident.

Kate is based in the Illawarra (but is able to travel to other regions as required).

AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001714422
FIM Accredited: FIM ID NSW999-039
SIRA Appointed Health Practitioner (Medicolegal Reports)
icare Care Needs Assessor
Approved icare case manager
ILLAWARRA

Lynn Burns

Lynn Burns

Occupational Therapist

ILLAWARRA

Lynn has been practicing as an OT since 1993 and has expertise in providing clinical assessment and interven...Read More

Lynn Burns

Lynn Burns

Occupational Therapist

ILLAWARRA

Lynn has been practicing as an OT since 1993 and has expertise in providing clinical assessment and intervention to a broad range of diagnostic groups.   This includes clients with degenerative neurological conditions, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, aged related disorders, dementia, palliative care, intellectual disabilities and musculoskeletal injuries.

Lynn has developed extensive skills in the areas of ADL assessment and retraining, environmental modifications, equipment prescription, wheelchair and complex seating and falls prevention. She is able to provide assessment and management of clients with complex needs and is proactive in coordinating treatment goals to achieve independence and function.

Lynn also has extensive experience in conducting care needs assessments and preparing Medico-Legal reports and has been appointed by SIRA as an authorised health practitioner on their panel. She is also an approved icare assessor for Care Needs Assessments for individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries. She is  accredited by ASORC in administering the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and has been trained and certified to conduct the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA).

Lynn is based in the Illawarra and is available to provide Medico-legal assessments,  icare Care Needs Assessments, ADL assessments, home environment assessments / recommendations and equipment prescription.

 

AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001726935
FIM Accredited: FIM ID 1602202m
SIRA Appointed Health Practitioner (Medicolegal Reports)
icare Care Needs Assessor (panel)
Certified to administer and score the MoCA

Cathy Decker

Cathy Decker

Occupational Therapist

ILLAWARRA

Cathy graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 as an Occupational Therapist and completed her Post Graduate Diplo...Read More

Cathy Decker

Cathy Decker

Occupational Therapist

ILLAWARRA

Cathy graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 as an Occupational Therapist and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Safety Science in 2002 from the University of NSW.

Cathy commenced working at the Sydney Children's Hospital and specialised in the delivery of assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents in the areas of muscle diseases, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injuries as well as assessment and treatment of children with learning difficulties.

Cathy worked in the UK for 2 years where she was based in both acute care and rehabilitation settings and specialised in ADL, home assessment and retraining.

Cathy commenced working for CRS Australia as a Senior Rehabilitation Consultant and developed expertise in designing and facilitating rehabilitation programs that were highly effective in returning clients to their pre-injury status.

She has developed expertise in occupational rehabilitation under the NSW WorkCover scheme and CTP scheme. During her time with CRS she was awarded the National award for OT for customer and business management.

Cathy has specialised in the delivery of ergonomic and manual handling training for large corporations and completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2012. Her work areas of expertise include transport, construction, heavy industry and local Government.

Cathy is currently accredited by ASORC in administering the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and she is appointed by SIRA as an authorised health practitioner to complete medicolegal reports.

Cathy is passionate about delivering a high quality service to clients and stakeholders and works hard to ensure client's reach their optimum function through a graded goal focused rehabilitation program.

Cathy continues to provide private treatment for paediatric clients, and her broad range of skills is considered very suitable to the varied referrals we receive with CTP and Workcover catastrophic clients.

 

AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001727946
FIM Accredited: 2101802r
ILLAWARRA

Katrina Prior

Katrina Prior

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

Katrina graduated from The University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Katrina has ex...Read More

Katrina Prior

Katrina Prior

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

Katrina graduated from The University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Katrina has extended her studies in the area of pain management and working with people with  complex needs.

Katrina has have comprehensive experience in providing treatment and services to patients and clients of varying ages, injuries (both physical and psychological). She has wide spread experience working with clients with complex injuries within the community.

Throughout her career Katrina has worked extensively in the Occupational Rehabilitation sector providing a variety of Occupational Therapy and Case Management services to clients under various insurance schemes (including CTP, LTCS, Worker Care, Workers Compensation and Income Protection).

Katrina is a highly competent assessor and clinician in the areas of ADL, psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation, functional capacity, ergonomics, home modification, equipment prescription and pain management. Katrina has past experience working clinically in the hospital sector, providing inpatient rehabilitation to orthopaedic, surgical, and geriatric patients as well as supporting the Discharge Planners role. This experience translates to a good match for discharge planning and bridging the gap between inpatient admissions and living in the community.

Katrina is passionate about empowering clients through education, appropriate information and engagement in activity. Katrina thrives to work closely with each of her individual clients and patient’s tailoring programs specific to their therapeutic needs and wants. Feedback from clients is that they like working with Katrina due to her down to earth approach and relatability.

Katrina is based in Southern Sydney.

 

AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001720304
SIRA Appointed Health Practitioner (Medicolegal Reports)
SYDNEY

Spiros Katzakis

Spiros Katzakis

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

Spiros has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist providing services within the public and privat...Read More

Spiros Katzakis

Spiros Katzakis

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

Spiros has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist providing services within the public and private sectors.

With over 10 years of experience in providing direct care, Spiros has worked in ICU, acute and outpatient settings; gaining knowledge of best practice and recovery time frames for a variety of illnesses, injuries and disabilities.

Spiros has extensive experience providing workplace rehabilitation services under NSW WorkCover legislation, including workplace assessment, development of return to work programs and OHS advice to employers.

More recently he has broadened his skills as a Rehabilitation Advisor within the NSW CTP scheme, managing a portfolio of clients with major and catastrophic injuries.

This has given him great insight into understanding the MAA requirements, assessment of reasonable and necessary care and the importance of cost effective and proactive intervention in managing claims.

In summary, Spiros’ clinical and insurer based experience gives him a unique perspective in understanding the needs of all parties, and makes him well suited to providing proactive rehabilitation programs under the CTP, Lifetime Care and NDIS schemes.

For Moore Rehab Outcomes, Spiros is able to provide ADL, Return to Work and Case Management Services in Sydney and South Coast NSW regions.

 

AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001774398
FIM Accredited: FIM ID 1700648a
SIRA Authorised Health Practitioner (Medicolegal Reports)

SYDNEY

Danielle O’Connor

Danielle O’Connor

Occupational Therapist

WAGGA WAGGA

Danielle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994. Danielle has completed further study including a Certificate...Read More

Danielle O’Connor

Danielle O’Connor

Occupational Therapist

WAGGA WAGGA

Danielle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994. Danielle has completed further study including a Certificate in Applied Ergonomics (1996, RMIT Melbourne) and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (1999).

Following work in general rehabilitation, Danielle commenced work in the occupational rehabilitation field and has worked extensively in provision of Assessment (ADL, Ergonomic, Workplace, Functional Capacity Evaluation and Risk), Education (formal course delivery including accredited courses, ergonomic, functional and home client education) and Case Management in the NSW WorkCover and Comcare systems.

In addition to her OT, work Danielle has worked in Injury Management, Risk Management and Human Resource Management roles with NSW Health and private Pain Management Treatment.

Delivery of quality customer service to all stakeholders is a key focus for Danielle who is passionate about people, communication and the establishment of effective working relationships with all parties to ensure an optimum outcome and achievement of functional goals.

At Moore Rehab Outcomes, Danielle is available to provide Medico-legal Assessments, ADL Assessments/Retraining, Ergonomic Assessments and Case Management. Danielle is based in Wagga Wagga and can service clients who live in South Western NSW.

AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001760240
WAGGA WAGGA

Emily Stone

Emily Stone

Occupational Therapist

NORTHERN NSW

Emily graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) in 2003.  In 2015 sh...Read More

Emily Stone

Emily Stone

Occupational Therapist

NORTHERN NSW

Emily graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) in 2003.  In 2015 she completed a Masters of Health Science at Charles Sturt University to develop skills in health management and clinical education.  Her research for her Master's thesis was focused on client centred goal setting.  In 2019 Emily had completed the Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation course at Flinders University.

Emily has worked as an Occupational Therapist for the past 15 years in New South Wales and the United Kingdom.  This has included inpatient rehabilitation and community occupational therapy in Dubbo and regional NSW. In the United Kingdom she worked with people with traumatic brain injury in the Defence Medical Unit focusing on cognitive assessment and retraining.  Emily then returned to Sydney to work at Royal Rehab in community rehabilitation and disability services and progressed into leadership roles in allied health.  In 2018 Emily relocated to Northern NSW and has been working in the Transition Care Program on the Gold Coast.

Emily has extensive experience in community rehabilitation, ADL assessment, community reintegration training, equipment prescription and home modifications.  She is passionate about providing goal directed therapy in the client's home and community to increase their independence and participation in activities.  Emily has now increased her scope of practice to include driving assessments and rehabilitation for people with disabilities or medical conditions that are impacting on their ability to drive.

For Moore Rehab Outcomes, Emily is available for one off ADL or care needs assessments, medicolegal assessments and other OT services to support our icare and CTP participants.  Her service area is Northern NSW, from the Gold Coast to Yamba and inland to Lismore.

Position: Occupational Therapist
AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001723664

 

Bernadette Walsh

Bernadette Walsh

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

Bernadette graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University of Sydney in 1997. She w...Read More

Bernadette Walsh

Bernadette Walsh

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

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.

Position: Occupational Therapist
AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001719481

Lisa Goold

Lisa Goold

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

Lisa Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). Lisa has 20...Read More

Lisa Goold

Lisa Goold

Occupational Therapist

SYDNEY

Lisa Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). Lisa has 20 years of experience in Injury Management and Work Health and Safety within healthcare and diverse corporate and government stakeholders. She has consulted within the framework of SIRA and the workers compensation system and has a special interest in ergonomics, manual handling and industry specific workplace safety programs with a passion for complex claims and psychological injury management.

Lisa has completed her Cert IV in Workplace Assessment and Training and OHS, is a qualified Return to Work Coordinator and supports employers through related training and education needs.

Lisa has provided consultancy for many employer industries including hospitals, government organisations, law firms community healthcare providers, manufacturing and other large employers.

Lisa's strong back in return to work and ergonomics is well suited for CTP workplace assessment and RTW programs.

For Moore Rehab Outcomes, Lisa assists with CTP, medicolegal assessments and ADL/ Care needs assessments, located in Sydney eastern suburbs, she services the Greater Sydney area.

Position: Occupational Therapist
AHPRA Reg No: OCC0001922259

Theresa Barry

Theresa Barry

Occupational Therapist

VICTORIA

Graduating from La Trobe University, Melbourne in 1998, Theresa has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupationa...Read More

Theresa Barry

Theresa Barry

Occupational Therapist

VICTORIA

Graduating from La Trobe University, Melbourne in 1998, Theresa has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist across a variety of clinical settings including acute healthcare, inpatient and community rehabilitation.

She has a breadth of professional experience including medicolegal assessment, AAT expert witness, tertiary education, workplace training, ergonomic assessment and clinical supervision.  She has worked in Australia and overseas and is familiar with a variety of funding schemes including NDIS, DHHS, TAC and WorkSafe.

She has extensive experience working with adults with physical, neurological, autism spectrum disorder, psycho-social intellectual disabilities.

Theresa has more than 10 years of experience working with adults with acquired brain injury (ABI), stroke and epilepsy. She is highly skilled in complex assessment and care planning, dual diagnosis mental health and drug and alcohol issues.

Theresa takes part in regular professional development activities and has a special interest in care, support and accommodation planning, client-centred goal setting and independent living skills programs.

Theresa is registered with AHPRA and is a member of OT Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. She also holds current certification to administer Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and TAE40116 Training and Assessment qualification.

Position: Occupational Therapist
AHPRA Reg: OCC0001719414
Accreditations: FIM Accredited
icare Care Needs Assessor (Panel)

Sameena Smith

Sameena Smith

Northern NSW

Sameena graduated from the University of Northumbria (UK) in 2016 with a first-class honour’s degree in Occupationa...Read More

Sameena Smith

Sameena Smith

Northern NSW

Sameena graduated from the University of Northumbria (UK) in 2016 with a first-class honour’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

When in the UK, Sameena acquired diverse experience through her work in various specialities including trauma and orthopaedics, vascular surgery and amputations, aged care, hand therapy and neurological rehabilitation. Throughout this period , she provided ADL and cognitive assessments and retraining, discharge planning, home assessments and minor modifications, and equipment prescription.

In 2022 Sameena migrated to Australia where she commenced employment in residential aged care completing pain management, equipment provision and falls prevention interventions.

Subsequently she went on to work in the NDIS sector, assessing needs and designing therapy plans for individuals with ASD, Neurological, Physical and Psychosocial conditions.

Currently Sameena works with Moore Rehab Outcomes completing ADL assessments, ADL retraining, discharge planning, case management and FIM assessments for a range of conditions (including multi-trauma, soft tissue injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, PTSD) for icare, CTP, DVA, EML and insurance funded programs.  Sameena is also able to provide independent opinion for NDIA and medicolegal matters.

Sameena has a strong passion for client centred care and truly enjoys helping individuals work towards their goals no matter how big or small!