Hayley Vince, ActivOT Summertown, graduated from the University of South Australia in 2000.
Hayley began her career as an occupational therapist in residential aged care, doing GP home assessments, and community brain injury rehabilitation. When asked to work full-time in a focussed neurological rehabilitation unit in Adelaide, she quickly found her focus and area of interest.
With years of clinical experience, Hayley has also worked as guest lecturer and tutor at the University of South Australia – School of Occupational Therapy.
The majority of Hayley’s career has been in hospital settings, and in the specialty area of neurological rehabilitation. With a special interest and passion in stroke rehabilitation, she has extensively reviewed evidence based practice and trained others to ensure adhering to National Stroke Guidelines. She has also worked with people who have experienced major heart surgery, hip and knee surgery, acquired brain injury, and who are recovering post motor vehicle accident.
Hayley has also worked extensively as senior occupational therapist in inpatient rehabilitation and working closely with people and their families and carers, to get them functioning at their highest level possible to be able to return home as soon as possible. She has also worked in the community setting for SA Heath, helping people set up their home safely, with equipment and home modifications, and modifying and practicing various skills, to return to their chosen meaningful daily occupations that make up their fulfilling life.
Hayley has strong core values of respect and empathy, and loving people no matter what. She believes that the client and their family and carers are the experts on their journey of pain, disability, or struggles in life. She has learned that often what people want is to be listened to and be offered guidance and help to fulfil the roles that are important to them. She is very excited to join the ActivOT team, and looking forward to working entirely in people’s own homes and community.
In her spare time, Hayley enjoys working with her husband and four children on their farm in the hills. They have a market garden, roadside stall, and hundreds of chickens that keep them busy. Driving children around the hills community to sporting activities is a major occupation of hers! If you popped into the farm, you may find Hayley stirring a pot of jam on the stove, making sourdough, packing some pasture raised eggs, or chasing a donkey, an alpaca or a gaggle of geese up the track.
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