Shannyn Machen

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Senior Occupational Therapist

Brisbane & Brisbane North

  • Aids and equipment assessments
  • Functional capacity assessments and reports
  • Improving daily living skills
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

Shannyn Machen has packed a lot into her career as an Senior Occupational Therapist since graduating in 2016.

She quickly became a relied-upon go-to professional for parents of babies, toddlers and young children with developmental delays, syndromes, and physical disabilities, particularly neuromuscular disorders, addressing difficulties with everyday activities such as feeding, self-care and play skills.

Working with parents and other family members had a big impact on Shannyn’s own approach to therapeutic interventions.

“Parents are doing the hard yards. I aim to keep therapy ‘realistic to fit in with the family’s bigger lifestyle and goals as well as client’s,” she says.

As part of a strong multidisciplinary team, Shannyn Machen joins Therapy Pro to extend her experience, offering occupational therapy assessment and interventions to adults and children.

She can carry out assessments of daily living skills, develop tailored interventions and prescribe appropriate aids and equipment.

Developing routines, attention skills, stress management skills and social skills are all part of her role.

“What I love about my job is enabling clients and building their capacity, to gain the skills and control to do what they want to do,” Shannyn says.

Shannyn Machen is a University of Queensland graduate.


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