Sandra Afnan (B App Sc OT)

ActivOT Bridgewater

Sandra Afnan of ActivOT Bridgewater, was born and raised in Adelaide.  She graduated from the University of South Australia as an occupational therapist (OT) over 20 years ago.

Further to Sandra’s occupational therapy studies, she has also achieved a Diploma in Business (Marketing) while working in sales and marketing in various retail sectors, including food manufacturing (L’Abruzzese Pasta – a family business).  She has successfully planned and implemented audits and reviews for a number of South Australian food companies to attain Quality Accreditation standards.

Sandra has over 20 years of occupational therapy experience in a variety of settings in Adelaide, Country SA/ NSW and overseas (London and Scotland, UK), including:

  • community based aged care
  • outreach services
  • hospital inpatients both rehabilitation and acute care
  • workplace assessments

Sandra has worked with a number of medical, nursing and allied health professionals in team settings, coordinating rehabilitation, home and pre-discharge plans for adults and the elderly.

Sandra Afnan first joined ActivOT in March 2012 to enable her to achieve her professional goals while managing her personal commitments as a mother of two boys.

Sandra has been working closely with the veteran community in both metropolitan Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills and some country regions within South Australia for over 12 years. She is regularly invited to speak to GP surgeries, legacy groups, RSLs and other veteran groups about the role of occupational therapy and the services available from ActivOT.

Sandra loves the outdoors.  She is a runner, an occassional cyclist, and a national champion in both Orienteering and Rogaining.  She also loves socialising, the movies, as well as attending rock concerts and music festivals.


PO Box 416, Bridgewater SA 5155
P: 0412 399 412 | 1800 228 868
F: 08 8339 2090