Catherine Stewart

Southern Cross Occupational Therapy


Kirkham, NSW

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About Catherine

  • "Occupational therapist with 24 years' clinical experience primarily in a community-based setting.
  • Director and Principal occupational therapist of private practice since 2002.

Current roles include:

  • Approved home modifications and Dispute Assessor for Lifetime Care since 2012.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs occupational therapy provider (since 2002) and NSW OT Adviser (since 2008).
  • occupational therapy consultant to various government and non-government organisations.

Capabilities include:

  • Aged Care Assessment and rehabilitation (both inpatient and outpatient therapy).
  • Extensive knowledge of community based services and development of cooperative
    relationships with providers to achieve client-centred goals.
  • Excellent report writing and time management skills.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of working with clients over a range of ages and disabilities such as brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputations.

Lifetime Care experience:

  • Approved Home Modifications and Dispute Assessor
  • Approved case manager
  • Significant experience working with participants, their families, other service providers and the staff of Lifetime Care
  • Good communication skills and the confidence to ask questions when unsure
  • Sensitivity to individual participant needs including culture, language and disability specific needs
  • Willingness to travel.

I feel I have developed a reputation as a therapist who is diligent and honest and who always strives to achieve the best outcome for the client."