GRS Gold Coast Team

Nick Jiang 

Founder, Gold Coast Service Coordinator, Occupational Therapist

 

 

Nick holds a bachelor degree in Medicine and a master degree in Occupational Therapist. Nick has 9 years of clinical experience working with patients with various disabilities. He has strong medical/clinical knowledge regarding neurological conditions including stroke, motor neuron disease and multiple sclerosis, particularly with their physical and cognitive rehabilitation process. Nick is also an NDIS approved provider who is competent in completing complex home modification (CHM) for NDIS participants. 

 

Nick also holds a special clinical interest in the integration of the latest Assistive Technology/Information Communication Technology into an individual's daily routine to improve their independence and the quality of life. This includes implementation of advanced electronic assistive technology such as various visual/audio conversation systems (Gridpad, OrCam etc.) to assist an individual with visual or physical limitations to be able to connect to the wider world without depending on another person. 

 

Nick will be coordinating the service you receive from GRS in the Gold Coast area and ensure you have the optimised experience with partnering with the therapists of the suitable skill set to meet your therapy goals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woosung Yoon

Physiotherapist

 

Woo has been working in both outpatient and inpatient settings in Northen NSW for 7 years. He has extensive experience in working with patients with various disability conditions and has strong clinical skills and interest to provide clinical intervention to individuals with neurological deficits.

 

Woo adapts a client-centred approach in assisting individuals to break down complex physiological rehabilitation process into achievable goals according to the individual's capacity.  Woo focuses on interventions which aim for progressive improvement in balance retraining,  physical strength enhancement and gait pattern correction.

 

Woo has a strong sense of team collaboration and often works jointly with other discipline members to empower patients to better manage their condition and perform daily tasks more successfully and efficiently. Therefore, the ultimate therapeutic goal is often links to a successful outcome for the individuals in performing functional tasks. 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Pascoe

Dietitian

Hannah is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with 6 years of clinical experience and is an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. After completing her Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University, she has spent several years employed with NSW Health working in both acute hospitals as well as community health care settings.  

 

Hannah has worked with clients who have disabilities affecting their swallow function, ability to gain weight, nutrient deficiencies and difficulties with self-feeding. 

Hannah also has experience in a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, digestive problems, allergies, cancer, swallowing difficulties, malnutrition and artificial feeding (PEG tubes).

 

Hannah loves to cook using fresh, simple ingredients and is passionate about enhancing the quality of life of her clients using food and nutrition.

 

 

 

 

 

Tarryn Kleinert

Occupational Therapist

 

Tarryn is a qualified Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience in various fields including working with people with newly acquired spinal injuries, brain injuries or stroke in an acute neuro-rehabilitation unit, orthopedic conditions in a private hospital and community-based programmes. Tarryn is trained in wheelchair seating for all clients, including those with spinal cord injuries, as well as in pressure care management. 

 

Her particular interests centre on assisting clients to achieve positive and meaningful outcomes. This involves tailoring therapy to appropriately suit the needs of the client in a holistic and comprehensive manner, to best ensure the wellbeing and to maximise the benefits of interventions. She has a practical, client-centred approach to therapy and interventions, and is passionate about improving clients’ quality of life, empowering clients and improving function. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashlee Mcdowell

Occupational Therapist

 

Ashlee is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for helping people to engage in important Occupations and to create meaningful lives.  She has 7 years’ experience working on the Gold Coast in Acute hospitals, Outpatient services, Community & Residential Aged care Facilities.  She completed her training at James Cook University in Townsville.  

Ashlee has Speciality areas in supporting people who require Home Visits, Equipment Prescription, Home Modification prescription, Vascular & Lymphoedema management, Rehabilitation, Falls Prevention, Energy Conservation, Cancer-related Fatigue Management, Pressure Injury Management, COPD management, Neurological Rehabilitation, supporting safe return home after discharge from hospital, Cognitive Assessments, Delirium management, Assessment of Cognition to inform Medical recommendations regarding Decision-Making Capacity & Dementia Behavioural Support Plans. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sabrina Ong

Psychologist 

 

Sabrina is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has been working in private practice since 2012, with clients between the ages of three and 92 years old. During this time, she worked with individuals that are physically and/or mentally challenged, with various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, anger, substance use, trauma, grief, self-esteem and behavioural issues.

 

Being from an Asian background, she assists clients with cultural and adjustment difficulties. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Hokkein, and can conduct sessions in them as required.  

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn Koller

Psychologist 

Shawn is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA, a full member of the APS, and has worked in various roles in the field to support people in need of psychological support and intervention.

In practice, Shawn uses an eclectic approach to providing psychotherapy in treating each person holistically, focusing on their unique and individual needs.

Through evidence-based treatment approaches (i.e., CBT; DBT; ACT; MI; EFT; and Schema Therapy), Shawn provides psychological services to assist a myriad of mental health concerns (e.g., depression/anxiety, stress/burnout, trauma/PTSD, relationship issues, personality/mood disorders), as well as provides psychological wellbeing services (e.g., self-esteem, confidence, mindfulness, & self-compassion).

Joel Dennis

Allied Health Therapy Trainee

 

Joel has completed a Bachelor of Social Work from Griffith University in 2018 and is an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW). Joel has completed a clinical placement with NSW Health and had the opportunity to complete a community development placement working in Indonesia.

 

In the international setting, Joel gained experience assisting individuals and families who live with a disability to transition into the community and to advocate for basic human needs and rights. Joel has a strong passion to ensure all people have the right to dignity, development, independence and participation thus ensuring the highest quality of life.

 

 

 

 

 

Kadison Saxby

Allied Health Therapy Trainee

Kadison's goal is to become an Occupational Therapist and he is currently completing his studies at Southern Cross University.

Kadison sees Occupational Therapy as an opportunity to assist individuals with the utmost respect for their life and occupations. This aligns with his passion to learn about the complexities of the human body and the therapies to manage and adapt to life’s challenges.

Kadison looks forward to bringing a patient and client-centred approach towards his clients and throughout his future career.

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