Simon Dabrowski, ActivOT Gold Coast, completed his Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy with Honours in 2003 at the University of South Australia.
Since that time Simon has worked in a variety of health care settings including community, acute hospital, Transition Care Programs, home care packages, hand therapy, paediatrics (hospital setting), Geriatric Evaluation Medicine (GEM) and Aged Care Facilities.
Simon has worked here in Australia as well as overseas, including Scotland, England, Wales and Saudi Arabia.
Simon’s work in the UK involved community, hospital and Day Therapy settings. His work in Saudi Arabia involved the care and treatment for members of the royal family and VIPs. Simon was also the rehabilitation consultant for the Crown Prince and was asked to consult for the King.
Simon has served seven years in the ADF (Army Reserves) as a logistics officer and has family members who have also served time for Australia. He is strongly supportive of assisting our veterans in the community.
Simon has completed projects with Aboriginal Elders in the Port Augusta and Ceduna communities and has worked extensively with the Aboriginal Liaison Officers in the Northern Area Local health Network to support our indigenous members in the hospital and community.
Simon’s roles as a senior occupational therapist have included:
- manual handling facilitator for The Queen Elizabeth, Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals in Adelaide
- supervisor of OT junior staff and allied health assistants
- quality improvement projects.
Simon has skills in:
- complex discharge planning
- manual handling techniques and equipment
- equipment prescription
- home environment design and modification
- problem solving.
In 2020, Simon moved to Queensland to pursue his dream of owning an occupational therapy practice on the Gold Coast. Since then, Simon has worked with NDIS participants, Veterans and private clients in the community. Working with NDIS participants, he has focused his attention towards providing therapy with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities and special needs. Simon is currently working with two skilled and knowledgeable therapy assistants Gareth Wilson and Emile Dabrowski to help participants improve their independence, emotional regulation, quality of life and achieve their goals. He is passionate about enhancing the independence and quality of life of people living in his community through his Gold Coast occupational therapy practice and is now welcoming new referrals.
PO Box 5068, Q Supercentre QLD 4218
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