We are your local friendly Occupational Therapy team in Redcliffe.
Deb Bone - Owner & Principal Therapist
Deb has been an Occupational therapist for over 28 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.
Madeliene Connor - Occupational Therapist
Maddie is grateful to be part of the DB Therapy family to pursue her passion for working with children and their families. Maddie loves that Occupational Therapy is a uniquely situated profession that builds children up to flourish and to help them to do amazing things with their lives. Maddie believes the best part of her job is using fun, mess and play to help kids achieve their goals.
Maddie graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and First Class Honours. After graduating, Maddie worked in community-based private practice roles with children and adults from many different walks of life. Maddie has been privileged to build her knowledge and skills in working with children who have trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder and many other conditions. Maddie is looking forward to further specialising her skills in these areas under Deb’s guidance to deliver a great quality service.
Outside of work, Maddie loves spending time with her family and two cats – Eddie and Bobby. Maddie also enjoys painting, playing board games with her friends, cooking and making barista quality coffees.
Grace Nickson - Occupational Therapist
Grace loves working with families and being a part of her community and the DB Therapy family. She believes in empowering and building others up so they can thrive and be meaningfully engaged in the occupation of life! Grace graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2018 with first class honours. Grace has clinical experience working with children and young adults from all walks of life across the Brisbane, Ipswich, and Toowoomba areas. Grace has also completed research with Australian and Canadian researchers to assist in the development of a new program to empower parents and families of children with disabilities; she has presented this research in Paris and Sydney and is eager to see the program readily available for all families. When she’s not at work, Grace enjoys stand-up comedy, painting, and board game nights with some friendly banter.