Senior Occupational Therapist
Emma joined Royal Rehab in 2021 as a senior occupational therapist for the Day Rehab centre. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Emma has over 6 years of experience as an occupational therapist, with 5 of those years being within a rehabilitation, aged care, and stroke services environment. Emma has also spent a year working at Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital’s emergency department on a pilot program, with the aim of supporting people in their return home. She enjoys working with patients collaboratively to get them back to the activities they wish to return to and finds fulfilment in achieving patient goals.
Jessica was welcomed into Royal Rehab Private Hospital’s Day Rehab centre as a physiotherapist in 2021. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. With over 5 years’ experience working as a physiotherapist and clinical educator in an inpatient rehabilitation setting, Jessica is particularly interested in managing neurological and orthopaedic conditions as well as working with people with an amputation. Jessica is passionate about improving clients’ quality of life through movement and exercise,working in a multidisciplinary team to provide holistic care, and learning new ways to engage clients in their rehab experience through assistive technologies.
Teresa has been with Royal Rehab for over 10 years . As the referral coordinator she is responsible for building and fostering relationships with both clients and referrers. Teresa graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from Sheffield University Hospital in England, followed by post-graduate diplomas in neuro- nursing from Southampton University Hospital and in acute care at University of Technology Sydney. Teresa came to Australia in the late 1990s and started working at Dalcross Private Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital in her speciality of neurosurgical nursing. Teresa enjoys working with Royal Rehab’s talented and multidisciplinary team of clinicians, meeting patients and their families, and preparing them for their rehab journey.
Aimee is a social worker at MetroRehab Hospital. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of New South Wales. Aimee’s first role after graduation was at MetroRehab Hospital. She then moved to Liverpool Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where she worked in areas such as stroke and neurology, drug health services and more before finding her way back to MetroRehab Hospital. Over the years, Aimee has supervised many university students and facilitated professional development seminars for social workers around themes like domestic violence and elder abuse. The most enjoyable part of Aimee’s role is building therapeutic relationships with clients and their families and facilitating positive change. She also credits the supportive team environment at MetroRehab which translates to a high level of service provided to patients and families.
Assistant in Nursing
Harjinder is an assistant in nursing at MetroRehab Hospital. She completed a General Nursing and Midwifery course at HKL College in India in 2002. She also completed a Certificate III in Health Services (Assistant in Acute Care) from Capital Careers Pty Ltd NSW in 2020. Harjinder has over 20 years of experience in nursing, with 13 of those years spent at MetroRehab. In her day-to-day, she is responsible for assisting clients with activities such as bathing and dressing. She also works closely with TAFE students on their nursing placements. Harjinder is passionate about working with patients in a personalised way to help them improve their functioning and achieve their rehab goals with the support of the entire Metro team.