Renae Nettle (B APP SC OT)

ActivOT Eyre Peninsula

Renae Nettle ActivOT Cummins

Renae Nettle, ActivOT Eyre Peninsula, was raised in Laura, in South Australia’s mid North.  She completed her studies in Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia in 1997.

Renae was keen to return to the country after graduating and her first role was working in Port Pirie for CRS Australia as an Occupational Therapist/Rehabilitation Coordinator.

This role involved rehabilitation and return to work services. Clients were predominantly WorkCover or disabled persons trying to enter the workforce.

Services Renae provided include:

  • rehabilitation counselling
  • work site assessments
  • Activities of Daily Living assessments
  • ergonomic / injury prevention assessments.

At the end of 1998, Renae relocated to Port Lincoln whereby she worked as a Rural Generalist Occupational Therapist at Port Lincoln Health Services. This role encompassed a large variety of work including:

  • inpatient and outpatient services
  • equipment provision
  • home modification assessments
  • Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessments
  • paediatrics
  • outreach work.

Renae’s clients were from a broad age group including young disabled, adults and frail aged people.

During her time at Port Lincoln Health Services Renae also undertook a variety of other roles including Rehabilitation Coordinator, ACAT Coordinator, Senior Occupational Therapist, Transition Care Package (TCP) Coordinator and Team Leader.  She has developed leadership and management skills and a high level of clinical experience in working in a broad range of areas.

Renae spent seven years living in Wudinna and servicing the communities within the Upper Eyre Peninsula and has recently returned to Cummins, working in the Lower Eyre Peninsula.

Renae has a strong passion in the aged care field and joined the ActivOT team to continue to provide high quality occupational therapy services to the community on the Eyre Peninsula.

Renae provides services to clients from a range of sources including Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Non-Government Agencies, Home Care Packages, NDIS, Return to Work SA, Lifetime Support Authority and GP led Medicare Team Care Arrangements.

Renae travels to communities all over the Eyre Peninsula including Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Cummins, Lock, Wudinna, Cleve, Cowell, Kimba and Whyalla.


PO Box 116, Cummins SA 5631
M: 0428 831 957
F: 08 8125 5991