About Able Therapy

ABLE Therapy was formed due to the demand of providing both a home visiting service and an in Clinic Occupational Therapy  AND Speech Therapy Service.

Our home visiting Occupational Therapists cover all areas north and south Brisbane. Each therapist looks after the clients in their area so that they can provide the personalised service we have become known for.

Our clinic is in North Lakes, 30 min north of Brisbane CBD.

We have therapists who have joined us in North Lakes who have specialised in fields that require advanced training and qualifications.  An example of this is our Paediatric Occupational therapists, Speech Therapist and  continence , lymphoedema therapist.

Able therapy welcomes and values the skills that only an experienced therapist can provide and encourages the mentoring role these clinicians can provide professionally to other therapists.

Professional development is encouraged and ongoing and we are happy to accommodate the needs of family, study and leisure. At ABLE Therapy we recognise our best resource is our staff.

Able Therapy - Sensory Processing Disorder - Occupational Therapy

Meet Our Team

Wendy Shannon
Wendy Shannon is a Physiotherapist with many years of experience in treating children’s developmental, neurological, continence (including bed wetting) difficulties and lymphoedema.

• APHRA registered Physiotherapist
• Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
• Pelvic Rehabilitation and Continence Post-Graduate Studies (Melbourne University)
• Lymphoedema Therapist (Royal Brisbane Womens and Childrens Hospital)

Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith is a specialised trained paediatric Occupational Therapist qualified from the USA. She brings with her the latest and the best of what the USA system has to offer in the treatment and management of children with ASD, Autism, Behavioral, learning, developmental delay and Cerebral Palsy.

• APHRA Registered Occupational Therapist
• National Board of Occupational Therapy accreditation USA
• California State Occupational Therapist
• Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (Paediatrics) San Jose State University, USA

Rinda Strydom
Rinda Strydom is our latest Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 16 years experience. Rinda has moved with her family from South Africa, New Zealand and has now decided Australia is home. Rinda like Amanda has a special interest in children with schooling difficulties including ASD, ADD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy.

• APHRA Registered Occupational Therapist
• Bachelor Occupational Therapy
• Honours in Augmentative and Alternative Communication
• Pretoria University Post-Graduate in Health Services Management

Elizabeth Young
Elizabeth Young our Speech Pathologist has trained and worked in Australia and the UK. She is able to see both adults and children with feeding swallow, communication and language problems.

• Member of Speech Pathology Australia
• Masters of Speech Pathology Studies (University of Queensland)
• Masters of Science Developmental Linguistics (University of Edinburgh)
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Linguistics (University of Queensland)
• Bachelor of Arts Double Linguistics (University of Queensland)

Call 1300 338 167 to enquire or book your next appointment now!