Nelly Hernandez

Occupational Therapist


  • Speaks Language/s Other Than English
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Suitable Housing

Her years studying and training for this career taught Nelly to appreciate little things in life.

“Little things can make the world of difference,” she says.

As an OT, Nelly can help you improve daily functions—like bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, community access and leisure activities —through assessment and appropriately tailored intervention.

She can also prescribe aids and equipment and may make recommendations for minor modifications at home to improve independence and safety.

Nelly’s experience working with children and adults in hospital and community settings has included spinal injury rehabilitation and developmental delay assessments and early interventions.

While studying, Nelly chose to gain deeper understanding of living with disability by volunteering at a special school, helping youngsters with their mealtimes, toileting, play and learning, and working as an independent living support worker in community.

Fluent in both English and Spanish (her parents are from El Salvador), Nelly is a University of Queensland graduate.