Hema Subramaniam

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Occupational Therapist


  • Aids and Equipment Assessments
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

Hema Subramaniam gets a kick from puzzling over how to make the most of the everyday, every day.

She’s worked professionally as an occupational therapist since 2008, supporting people of all ages with varying disabilities to safely make the most of their abilities and maximise their independence. Her experience includes working with clients experiencing mental illness to support practical outcomes and improvements in day to day functioning.

Hema is in a ‘happy place’ professionally when she’s assessing ways a client may overcome physical and environmental barriers to their goals.

She finds joy in seeing the difference appropriately prescribed technology, aids and equipment and minor home modifications can make to people’s daily living activities – at home, at work or socially.

“Little changes can make big differences to quality of life and realising goals,” Hema says.

A former support worker at a supported accommodation residence for people with cerebral palsy, Hema has worked as a community OT since 2013, and enjoys meeting clients in their natural environments.

Hema is a University of Queensland graduate.