OT Week 2023: Meet Indigo OT Justin Davies
23 October 2023
Happy Occupational Therapy Week! This week, we recognise and celebrate all occupational therapists and the wonderful work they do to support others in our community – and especially our Indigo OTs! The theme for this week is Unity through Community, which is all about celebrating the vital role that occupational therapists play in the community, and in helping people engage and participate in their community in a meaningful way.
We are lucky to have many occupational therapists that work with us, across a variety of sectors, including Justin, who has been working at Indigo for almost two years.
Justin works in our Aged Care team, as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), which supports older adults in Australia to access the supports that they need, from assistive technology, to physiotherapy, and of course, occupational therapy.
Why do you like working as an occupational therapist at Indigo?
Indigo is an innovative and client-centred organisation, with a strong reputation. I really like working for Indigo because of the support that I receive from my colleagues and the growth mindset which our team possesses. I love the occupational therapy field of assistive technology, and home modifications, and truly believe that both can make extremely positive impacts on people when applied in the correct way.
What does it mean for you to connect with community, as an occupational therapist?
As a community-based occupational therapist, my focus of intervention encompasses a client’s home environment. The home, and one’s own experience of their home, goes far beyond the physical, and is made up of several interacting dimensions. Through effective intervention, we assist the client in overcoming barriers within their home environment and the wider community. This, in turn, enhances their productivity and engagement within the societal system, helping to positively impact health at both an individual and community level. I do feel very proud to be able to assist the generations that came before me. I really value the reward of face-to-face service provision and can see the positive impact this also has on many of my own clients.
We hope all of our occupational therapists, and the OTs in the wider community, have a fantastic week.
To learn more about how our occupational therapists can help you, visit our occupational therapy page.