Joanne Matuschka

Position

Occupational Therapist

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Accreditations

FIM Accredited: FIM ID 1700653e
SIRA Appointed Health Practitioner (Medicolegal Reports)

AHPRA Reg No

OCC0001723381

Location

Illawarra

Joanne graduated from the University of Sydney on the 30th October 1992 as an Occupational Therapist and has over 25 years’ experience in a broad range of health care settings.

Joanne has developed professional experience in a variety of clinical areas. She spent the first year of her career working in a Rural Hospital – providing inpatient and outpatient treatment of stroke, neurological, amputee and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and developed skills in ADL assessment, equipment provision and home modifications. The next three years of her career were spent working in a large Sydney teaching hospital providing assessment and treatment in acute inpatient services in the areas of Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Respiratory, Oncology and Cardiology. Between 1996 and 1999, Joanne worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist managing the provision of inpatient rehabilitation services in a Private Rehabilitation Hospital in Sydney.

Since 1999, Joanne has worked in the areas of rehabilitation, case management and medicolegal domestic needs assessments. This work has included the rehabilitation of injured workers and claimants under the NSW Work Cover, and CTP schemes. She completed her certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2012 and is experienced at delivering Ergonomic and Manual Handling training.
Her current work focus is in the areas of rehabilitation and case management, medicolegal domestic needs assessments, ergonomics, workplace and functional assessments, OHS training and consultancy.

Delivery of quality service to all stakeholders is a key focus of Joanne’s work as she is passionate about people, communication and establishment of effective relationships with all parties to achieve an optimum outcome and achievement of functional goals.
Joanne is registered as an Occupational Therapist in Australia and is a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists. She is currently accredited by ASORC in administering the Functional Independence Measure. In 2018, she was appointed by SIRA as an authorised health practitioner to provide medico legal reports.

Joanne started working at Moore Rehab Outcomes on the 14th February 2014 and is available to provide Medico-Legal Assessments, ADL Assessments / Retraining, Ergonomic Assessments and Case Management.