Lisa Natale, ActivOT Clearview, was born and raised in Mildura and completed her studies in Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia in 1997.
Lisa’s first job after graduation was as an occupational therapist for a private Adelaide injury management/prevention organisation. This role initially involved pre-employment functional assessments and WorkCover assessments such as:
- job analyses
- functional capacity evaluations
- activities of daily living assessments
- ergonomic/injury prevention assessments.
As her clinical skills and experience grew, Lisa moved into the senior occupational therapist role, which also required her to undertake medico-legal assessments and worksite education and training, for which she completed a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
In 2010, Lisa was promoted to clinical services manager and then manager. In this role she was primarily responsible for:
- staff training and development
- quality assurance and continuous improvement
- customer relations
- writing tenders, policies/procedures
- marketing, business planning and finances.
During her time as manager, Lisa undertook lead auditor training and gained a wide range of business skills.
Lisa thoroughly enjoyed her management experience, but missed working with clients. In November 2013, she joined the ActivOT team, which presented her with a wonderful opportunity to work with clients, while also using her business/management skills. She is passionate about providing her clients with high quality occupational therapy services throughout Metropolitan Adelaide, the Barossa Valley and the York Peninsula.
Lisa provides services to clients from a multitude of agencies including the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Return to Work SA (previously known as WorkCover SA), consumer directed care packages, recipients of GP lead Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plans and self funded clients (who can then access their private health insurance if applicable). She also continues to work with a number of employers and agencies in providing injury prevention/ergonomic assessment and manual handling training.
PO Box 1107, Clearview SA 5085
M: 0411 430 780
F: 08 8342 5380