We are your local friendly Occupational Therapy team in Redcliffe.
Deb Bone - Owner & Principal Therapist
Deb has been an Occupational therapist for over 26 years and is passionate about helping people throughout their journey, and truly changing their lives. She has always been fascinated by the human body and brain, and how they work. After studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, Deb moved to the UK and enjoyed working out in the community, adapting home environments for the elderly. The highlight of her early career was moving to the US and finding her passion and natural skill for working with children, and in particular within the sensory processing field. Some five years later, when back in Australia, Deb realised that she needed to build her own private practice, and that we are a long way behind the US in terms of intervention, education, and environment adaptations for children on the spectrum. Deb is so grateful for her success in her private practice and will continue to strive towards her dream of making big changes to Australians' homes, classrooms and local communities. In her free time, Deb plays with her dog, travels, goes four-wheel-driving, seeks out adrenaline sports, and catches-up with her family and friends.
Jenna Schade - Business & Marketing Consultant
Jenna is an experienced practice manager, small business owner and mother of two young girls. Jenna graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business and has since worked in a number of business settings and industries over the past 8 years. Most recently Jenna was an Associate Adviser in the Financial Planning industry and assisted in opening a new practice in North Lakes where she then managed a small team to successfully build a client base, host small events and provide exceptional customer service over a 2 year period. The diagnosis of their youngest daughter led Jenna to research and learn a great deal about sensory needs and autism. This tied in perfectly with her already strong interest child development, health and family dynamics as well as her love of working in small business in order to help others. Jenna moved across to work with Deb in early 2017 and in her spare time she loves playing netball, riding with her family, playing with their puppy, watching the girls at sport, and catching up with friends.