About Us

Our team thrives on the difference we make to the lives of our clients.

Your Future Is Our Legacy.

Occupational Therapy Group was founded by our principal Occupational Therapist, Rebecca Purvis, who graduated from Charles Sturt University in 1999.

Rebecca has over 20 years of clinical, consulting and community experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work that we do each day at the OT Group. Our team thrives on the difference we make to the lives of our clients.”

Rebecca Purvis,

Founder and Managing Director

Why People Trust Us

We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients across Australia live the rich and independent lifestyle they all deserve.

Expert Occupational Therapists

Completely qualified team of award winning, experienced OTs.

We Visit You!

With service areas across Australia, we will visit you wherever you need us to.

You're our focus

We're passionate about our ongoing client relationships and we focus on your individual needs and goals.

Dedicated In-House Driving School

The OT Group is a registered NDIS provider offering Driver Training with tailored driving lessons for participants across Victoria.

We're Award Winners

A Registered NDIS Provider

The OT Group are proud to be a Registered NDIS Provider for Occupational Therapy services across Australia.

The NDIS operates on principles of equity, accessibility, and person-centered care, striving to ensure that individuals with disabilities can live fulfilling lives with dignity and autonomy.

Our Expert Team

OT Group’s leadership team average over 35 years in the health care industry. They are committed to their staff and their participants and are steering the company towards being the premier provider of occupational therapy services nationally within the disability sector.

Rebecca Purvis

Founder & Managing Director

Master of Business Administration (Executive) RMIT University, Melbourne;

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) Charles Sturt University, Albury;

Post-Graduate Certificate (Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation) Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience working within the disability field in Australia and the United Kingdom since qualifying from Charles Sturt University as an OT in 1999. During her five years in the United Kingdom, Rebecca worked predominantly for the NHS Trust and in private practice, prescribing complex home modifications for children and adults under the Disabled Facilities Grant; a grant set up to pay for essential housing adaptations to help disabled people remain living safely and independently in the community.

Since returning to Australia, Rebecca has worked across many areas of Occupational Therapy practice including acute hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, private practice, injury management and workplace rehabilitation; working with a diverse group of clients with a variety of physical and psychological disabilities.

Rebecca is passionate about helping our disabled community achieve their goals through person- centred, goal- focused and evidence-based practice which led her to expand her private practice to what is now known as the OT Group. Rebecca has additional qualifications in OT driver assessment and rehabilitation and has subsequently added an inhouse driving school to OT Group’s suite of services in order to assist NDIS participants progress their driving goals.

Mikaela Ervin

Operations Manager

Bachelor of Applied Science (La Trobe University) Bendigo;

Master of Occupational Therapy (La Trobe University) Bendigo;

Post-Graduate Certificate (Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation) Federation University / Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Mikaela is the Operations Manager at the OT Group and a founding member of the Bendigo team. She has over five years’ experience leading teams and managing businesses in the hospitality and health industries, in addition to completing studies in Commerce at Monash University.  
 
Since obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Occupational Therapy, Mikaela has worked in a range of practice areas, including both acute and community public health settings, hand therapy, and private practice. Mikaela has additional qualifications and a keen interest in complex home modifications and complex seating and postural support. 
 
Mikaela has lived in the Bendigo area for most of her life and is excited to expand the Bendigo and Greater Victorian regional team and support the local community by building strong connections. A key focus of her role is creating positive working relationships with support coordinators, other allied health disciplines and her broader team members.

Judy Barker

Area Manager

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Lincoln Institute, Victoria;
Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics (University of New South Wales).

Judy is our Melbourne Area Manager with more than 25 years’ experience in the rehabilitation and disability industries. Judy has extensive experience working within the clinical, occupational provider and insurer fields, as well as working in return-to-work focused case management within the NSW and Victorian WorkCover and Comcare schemes and motor vehicle accident schemes.

More recently and over the past few years, Judy has been focussed on supporting our team to maximise the safety and independence of NDIS participants in a variety of community settings. Judy has experience and expert knowledge with clients who have intellectual disabilities, head and spinal injuries, general musculoskeletal and chronic psychological disabilities to assist them to meet their individual NDIS related goals.

Judy’s role as Melbourne Area Manager at OT Group involves leading, coaching and mentoring our Melbourne team of OTs with a focus on OT’s personal and professional training and development, onboarding and induction; assisting to drive safe and sustainable results, achieve NDIS participant’s outcome measures and coordinate quality assurance initiatives.

Angela Beyer

Senior Business Administrator

Diploma of Financial Planning, Kaplan Australia

Angela runs our Maribyrnong practice and she may be one of the first people you may have contact with when attending appointments at OT Group in Maribyrnong.

Angela is adept at working with our directors and broader team members, ensuring all operational and compliance capabilities are built. Angela manages the day-to-day operations of the practice, billing procedures and record keeping. 

Angela focuses on improving client care through evaluating procedures, services and client feedback and she coordinates positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, in addition to ensuring quality service provision.

Jorja Panozzo

Practice Administrator

Jorja provides administrative support to our Bendigo team. Jorja is warm and caring and has experience running her own business in the beauty industry. 
 
Jorja works alongside our therapists, admin and leadership teams to support the business and our clients each day. 
 
Jorja’s background means she understands the importance of providing high level customer service and ensuring each person’s experience with us is a positive one. 

Hannah Smidt

Administration Team Manager

Our Bendigo-based Administration Team Manager, Hannah is one of the first people you may have contact with when referring into the OT Group from Bendigo and the surrounding region. 
 
Hannah works closely with all members of our leadership team and our clinicians, ensuring all operational and compliance capabilities are built. Hannah manages the day-to-day operations of the practice, billing procedures and record keeping. 
 

Hannah focuses on improving client care through evaluating procedures, services and client feedback and she coordinates positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, in addition to ensuring quality service provision.

Hannah focuses on making sure each client she is in contact with feels heard and understood and will always do her best to assist in any capacity she can. 

Jason Purvis

People & Culture Manager

Master of Business Administration (Executive) RMIT University, Melbourne;

Jason is an experienced Director and Senior Manager with a demonstrated history of working at the highest levels within retail and health industries. He is skilled in entrepreneurial exploratory business growth, relationship management, high level negotiation, business planning and operational management.

Jason is actively involved in many aspects of the day-to-day and long-term operation of the OT Group, which allows the OT Group to continue to succeed, grow and expand – whilst ensuring the core values and beliefs of the team are still front of mind at all times.

Jason is passionate about the driver assessment aspect of Occupational Therapy and has a passion for assisting drivers regain their independence through mobility.

Our team thrives on the difference we make to the lives of our clients.

We collectively have a wealth of experience in private practice and community health. Each Occupational Therapist has a unique set of skills to ensure that our clients’ individual needs will be met.

The Occupational Therapy Group enjoy working collaboratively with our clients to identify goals and develop robust strategies in order to improve client outcomes. We maintain close partnerships with all key stakeholders involved in our clients’ care.

Areas We Service in Melbourne

We’re proud to offer Occupational Therapy services in the below suburbs.

Don’t see your suburb? No worries! Get in touch to learn about how we can assist you.

  • Airport West
  • Albert Park
  • Altona
  • Ashburton
  • Ashwood
  • Aspendale
  • Balnarring
  • Balwyn
  • Bayside
  • Beaumaris
  • Berwick
  • Bittern
  • Box Hill
  • Brighton
  • Broadmeadows
  • Brunswick
  • Bundoora
  • Burwood
  • Camberwell
  • Carnegie
  • Caroline Springs
  • Caulfield
  • Chadstone
  • Chelsea
  • Clayton
  • Clyde
  • Coburg
  • Craigieburn
  • Cranbourne
  • Crib Point
  • Croydon
  • Dandenong
  • Dingley
  • Doncaster
  • Donvale
  • Doreen
  • Edithvale
  • Eltham
  • Endeavour Hills
  • Epping
  • Essendon
  • Flemington
  • Footscray
  • Frankston
  • Glen Iris
  • Glen Waverley
  • Greensborough
  • Greenvale
  • Hampton
  • Hastings
  • Hawthorn
  • Heidelberg
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Keilor
  • Kensington
  • Kew
  • Langwarrin
  • Malvern
  • Melbourne CBD
  • Melton
  • Mentone
  • Merricks
  • Mont Albert
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Moorabbin
  • Mordialloc
  • Mornington
  • Narre Warren
  • Parkville
  • Patterson Lakes
  • Port Melbourne
  • Prahran
  • Preston
  • Ringwood
  • Rowville
  • Seaford
  • South Melbourne
  • Springvale
  • St Kilda
  • Sunbury
  • Surrey Hills
  • Tullamarine
  • Wantirna
  • Werribee

Areas We Service in Victorian Goldfields

We’re proud to offer Occupational Therapy services across a large area of Regional Victoria and the Victorian Goldfields.

Don’t see your area? No worries! Get in touch to learn about how we can assist you.

  • Argyle
  • Arnold
  • Axe Creek
  • Bagshot
  • Bamawm
  • Barkers Creek
  • Barnadown
  • Bears Lagoon
  • Bendigo
  • Big Hill
  • Bridgewater
  • Burkes Flat
  • California Gully
  • Calivil
  • Campbells Forest
  • Carisbrook
  • Carlsruhe
  • Castlemaine
  • Chewton
  • Corop
  • Costerfield
  • Derby
  • Derrinal
  • Dingee
  • Dunolly
  • Durham Ox
  • Eaglehawk Huntly
  • East Bendigo
  • Echuca
  • Eddington
  • Edgecombe
  • Elmore
  • Elphinstone
  • Emu Creek
  • Eppalock
  • Epsom
  • Fairly Dell
  • Flora Hill
  • Fosterville
  • Golden Square
  • Goornong
  • Harcourt
  • Harcourt North
  • Heathcote
  • Heathcote South
  • Huntly
  • Inglewood
  • Ironbark
  • Jarklin
  • Junortoun
  • Kamarooka
  • Kangaroo Flat
  • Kennington
  • Kingower
  • Laanecoorie
  • Langley
  • Leichardt
  • Lockington
  • Lockwood
  • Lockwood South
  • Logan
  • Longlea
  • Maiden Gully
  • Maldon
  • Malmsbury
  • Mandurang
  • Marong
  • Maryborough
  • Metcalfe
  • Mia Mia
  • Mitiamo
  • Moliagul
  • Muckleford
  • Myers Flat
  • Myola
  • Newbridge
  • Newstead
  • North Bendigo
  • Prairie
  • Pyalong
  • Ravenswood
  • Ravenswood South
  • Raywood
  • Redesdale
  • Rochester
  • Sebastian
  • Sedgewick
  • Serpentine
  • Shelbourne
  • Spring Gully
  • Stanhope
  • Strathdale
  • Strathfieldsaye
  • Sutton Grange
  • Taradale
  • Tarnagulla
  • Tarrengower
  • Tennyson
  • Tooborac
  • Tooleen
  • Tylden
  • Wedderburn
  • White Hills
  • Woodstock
  • Woodvale
  • Yarraberb
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