Registered Occupational Therapist
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Erica is a registered occupational therapist with 15 years' experience in occupational rehabilitation. Following graduation from the University of Western Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy, Erica commenced her career as a rehabilitation consultant with CRS Australia. During this role she gained skills in vocational and occupational rehabilitation including case management, workplace assessments, injury prevention, functional assessments, task analysis and ultimately facilitating a safe and timely return to work.
Following the closure of CRS Australia Erica furthered her skills in occupational rehab with a number of large rehab providers and built skills in both physical and psychological injury having worked on contracts with Department of Defence, Department of Corrective Services and Department of Veteran Affairs. These contracts provided a foundation for developing strategies to overcome the biopsychosocial, mental, physical, financial and environmental barriers that injuries can have on the return to work process. In addition to these contracts, Erica has experience in the construction, retail, corporate, transport, warehouse and logistics and manufacturing industries.
As a registered occupational therapist, Erica has also gained skills in the clinical setting including equipment prescription, environmental modification, task adaptation and modification, skill building exercises, activities of daily living assessments and holistic goal setting.
Erica has also worked as a Return to Work Coordinator for a large not-for-profit organisation where she facilitated safe, sustainable and timely return to work with minimal time loss for work-related and non-work-related injuries and illness, and successfully implemented strategies to reduce the number of new claims for both psychological and physical injuries.
Since Erica joined the Rehab Options Injury Management team we have appreciated her prior training and expertise and provided her with the additional knowledge on the strategies and engagement Rehab Options have utilised to great effect for our valued clients and their employees.