• Adapt OT

    Providing quality Occupational Therapy Services to Geelong and surrounds

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  • Adapt OT

    Providing quality Occupational Therapy Services to Geelong and surrounds

    Contact Us
  • Adapt OT

    Providing quality Occupational Therapy Services to Geelong and surrounds

    Contact Us
  • What we offer

    Our Services

  • Registered Provider for NDIS

    Registered for the NDIS support categories of:

    • Improved Daily Living (Capacity Building)
    • Home Modifications
    • Assistive Technology
  • Home Care Packages

    Preferred provider of Occupational Therapy for several organisations servicing Home Care Package recipients

  • Capacity building interventions

    Occupational Therapy to support clients achieve their goals

  • Home Modifications

    Recommendations for major and minor home modifications

  • Assistive Technology

    Recommendations, trials and funding applications; including complex seating, pressure care, environmental controls, and equipment to support the comfort and safety of clients and the people supporting them

  • SDA and SIL Assessments

    Comprehensive assessments to guide applications for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL)

  • Livable Housing Assessments

    Livable Housing Australia’s (LHA) Registered Assessors are independent consultants who evaluate the design and completed construction of homes against the Livable housing Design Guidelines.

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About Us

Who Are We?

Peta McKenna – Director and Occupational Therapist

Since graduating from LaTrobe University in 2003 Peta has worked as an Occupational Therapist in the public health sector in Geelong, Melbourne, London and other cities in Australia. Peta’s has experience working with adults in the areas of trauma and acquired brain injury (ABI) and stroke, neurological conditions, intellectual disability, pain management and aged care clients. Peta completed a Master in Public Health in 2016 and is passionate about working with her clients to promote health and independence.

Amy Zuluaga – Director and Occupational Therapist

Amy has worked as an Occupational Therapist in the Geelong region since 2006. With a strong clinical background in neurology and aged care within the public health sector, Amy works with her clients on their goals and adopts an enthusiastic and innovative lens in the private OT landscape. Amy has a particular interest in home modifications, is a qualified Access Consultant and a Registered Assessor for Livable Housing Guidelines. Amy thrives on finding practical solutions to home and community access issues and has had a considerable amount of success supporting people to obtain NDIS funding for complex home modifications.

Brooke Alexander – Occupational Therapist

Brooke completed her Occupational Therapy studies at Deakin University in 2015 and has since worked in public health in Geelong, Bendigo and London. Brooke has a particular interest and skill base in supporting clients with complex home modifications and creatively exploring how technology and equipment can improve a person’s comfort and independence. Brooke’s clients quickly warm to her pragmatic, positive outlook and hard-working approach. Brooke has worked extensively with NDIS Participants and Aged Care clients, and is a very well regarded OT in the Geelong region.

Jess Trotter – Occupational Therapist

Jess graduated from Deakin University in 2010 and worked in regional Victoria, primarily in rehabilitation, before returning to Geelong in 2016. Jess has a wealth of experience providing Occupational Therapy services to people with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities.  Jess has achieved excellent outcomes with complex home modifications and assistive technology to support independence. Jess has a particular interest in seating and wheelchair prescription and is known for her astute assessment. Jess is a strong advocate for her clients and her detailed assessments and report writing  have yielded many successful funding outcomes.

Jen Shepherd – Occupational Therapist

Jen completed a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2013 following her undergraduate studies in Psychological Science. Jen worked in regional Victoria and Melbourne prior to moving to Geelong in 2018. Jen’s clients benefit from her depth of skill as an Occupational Therapist which is complemented by her warm and diligent nature. Jen has worked extensively with a range of funding bodies including Home Care Packages, NDIA, TAC, DVA and Workcover. Jen has become well respected for her diligent assessments and articulate reports leading to NDIS funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Independent Living Options (ILO).

Madeline Thomson – Occupational Therapist [returning in 2023]

Madie completed a Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice at LaTrobe University, Melbourne, following her Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Federation University. Madie has several years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist in the Aged Care sector and private practice, predominantly with NDIS Participants. Madie is holistic in her approach and enjoys using a creative range of capacity building interventions to support clients to achieve their goals. With a toolkit of strengths-based practice, and resourceful ideas for assistive technology and home modifications, Madie works with clients on what is important to them.

Rebecca Poynton – Occupational Therapist

Bec has worked as an Occupational Therapist in the private sector since completing a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Charles Sturt University in 2013. Bec is well respected for her effective Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL) assessments and reports which have led to good funding outcomes for eligible NDIS participants. Bec’s knowledge and passion for secure and appropriate housing goes beyond SIL and SDA as she works hard to advocate for people who are exploring the jigsaw of alternative independent living options. With her astute clinical rationale and warm approach, clients love working with Bec to achieve their capacity building goals.

Annmarie Rattray-Wood – Occupational Therapist

Annmarie completed a Masters of Occupational Therapy at LaTrobe University, Melbourne, in 2006. Annmarie’s professional life has been focused on providing therapeutic services in the public health setting, including many years in Melbourne tertiary hospitals and community care.  Annmarie’s years of experience have set her up with an excellent eye for equipment and home modification options, and her knowledge of physical rehabilitation and aged care underpin her astute lens for capacity building and goal based occupational therapy. Annmarie adopts a warm and efficient manner in her work and has a depth of practice that leads to great outcomes for clients.

Bridget Fort - Occupational Therapist

Bridget completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University in Geelong and has worked in the community sector since graduating. Bridget’s diligent and thoughtful approach is valued by her clients, along with her calm and collaborative lens on complex situations. Bridget leans in to opportunities for professional development so that she can continue to build on her OT skills and achieve great outcomes. As an undergraduate student, Bridget worked as a Support Worker for NDIS Participants, adding to her depth of knowledge of how the NDIS systems interlink to support people to build their capacity and function.

How much does it cost?


NDIS Participants and TAC clients invoiced at hourly rate set by the respective funding agencies.

  • Home Care Package and self-funded clients: $115 per hour
  • Travel: charged at the hourly rate

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Contact Details

How to reach us?

Peta McKenna
Director | Occupational Therapist
Ph. 0433 195 408

Amy Zuluaga
Director | Occupational Therapist
Ph. 0419 590 560

Email for enquiries and referrals: admin@adaptot.com.au

Mailing address:
PO Box 7593
Geelong West VIC 3218

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