Ubuntu is an ethos of collective caring, sharing, doing, being and belonging. We engage with our clients in a caring, compassionate and professional way to enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations. Our clients are at the centre of what we do. UHS services are delivered by experienced professionals who fully embrace the Ubuntu ethos. The Ubuntu ethos, our experience, and our use of contemporary research evidence relevant for the context, is what sets us apart from others. We are dedicated to achieving positive outcomes and making a difference!
We provide multi-modal occupational therapy and physiotherapy services across Southeast Queensland and beyond.
Both Directors are Assistant Professors of Occupational Therapy – offering confidence to clients with regard to quality and experience.
Tawanda is a Driver Trained Occupational Therapist with extensive experience across the globe spanning over 25 years. His extensive world-wide experience enables him to provide appropriate, individualised care for all clients as he is able to understand a vast range of cultural aspects and preferences associated with care. Tawanda has experience working with a wide range of conditions including mental health, physical disabilities in both inpatient and community settings. Tawanda also completed his PhD in the area of mental health.
Michelle is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 25 years experience. Her particular areas of interest and experience have included adult rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation, and organisational health and wellbeing. She uses her diverse background to holistically assess, recommend and implement appropriate solutions for employers, injured workers, and people with a disability. Compassion and care underpin Michelle’s approach to her work, and she is passionate about facilitating people to successfully and safely participate in meaningful activities.
Tarryn is an Occupational Therapist with over twelve years of experience. She has the clinical experience of working with people with newly acquired spinal injuries, brain injuries, CVA or stroke, and orthopedic conditions. Tarryn is trained in wheelchair seating for all clients, including those with spinal cord injuries, as well as in pressure care management.
Jenny is a registered Occupational Therapist with experience across diverse areas of hospital, community and private practice. Her practical experience spans 20 plus years, working initially in clinical healthcare settings, and then in a variety of consulting roles in the areas of occupational health, safety, rehabilitation and wellbeing. Jenny has a keen interest in adult rehabilitation, mental health and wellbeing, and ergonomics. She uses a collaborative and practical approach to assisting her clients find solutions to their problems, improve outcomes and achieve their goals.
Belinda is a registered occupational therapist with clinical experience in community, mental health and paediatric areas of practice. Belinda has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Psychophysiology) degree as well as a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice degree (Monash University). She has a keen interest in Assistive Technology, environment modification, rehabilitation, mental health and is developing a true ‘generalist’ skill set.
Shayne is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 25-years experience across a range of areas, including Community Health, Occupational Rehabilitation, Disability and Injury management. Shayne has a particular interest in complex injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal injury and neurological conditions; and in the area of persistent pain. Shayne has a consultative and compassionate approach to assist clients in achieving their goals for increased independence, wellbeing and engagement in their daily activities at home, at work and within their own communities.
Gurjeet is a registered occupational therapist with clinical experience in Aged Care and mental health practice. Gurjeet has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree as well as a Master of Occupational Therapy degree (Bond University). She has a keen interest in Mental health, Assistive Technology, and rehabilitation.
Mark is an experienced physiotherapist and long term resident of the Gold Coast. His special interest lies in the assessment and treatment of orthopaedic injuries and complaints, as well as neck and back pain. Mark is experienced in developing tailored exercise programs, providing advice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, and recommending suitable equipment to support the client’s function.
Yamini is a registered Occupational Therapist with clinical experience in acute care and rehabilitation. She has a Master of Occupational Therapy (Bond University) and a Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Advanced (University of Adelaide). Yamini is committed to delivering holistic, person-centred, and evidence- based care to people of all demographics. Her goal is to collaborate with clients and their close ones towards achieving a more productive and enriching participation in activities at home and in the community. Yamini is motivated and prides herself on her empathetic nature and ability to communicate and build healthy relationships with clients and other health professionals.
Vivian is a registered occupational therapist with a Masters in Occupational Therapy Degree (Aus) and a BA Degree in Psychology (USA). Viv has clinical occupational therapy experience in paediatrics, mental health and acute care. She also has other experience working within the mental health sector both nationally, in QLD, and internationally, in the U.S.A. and Sri Lanka. Vivian is deeply passionate about developing trusting relationships with the clients she works with as well as creating a safe space to work towards increasing independence. She looks forward to working with you in collaboration with the team to achieve your goals.
Sara is a registered occupational therapist with a wealth of experience across acute, rehabilitation and community care. She has an Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy (The University of Queensland).
Sara enjoys collaborating with people to work towards their chosen goals with an individualised, person centred approach.
Charleen is an occupational therapy assistant who supports our occupational therapists by carrying out administrative as well as supervised and routine clinical duties. She is currently completing a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy at Griffith University.
Morris is a physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience across Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. Morris has a Bachelor of Science Honours in Physiotherapy and a Masters in Public Health. Morris’ main area of expertise is working with clients with neurological conditions but has vast experience in falls prevention, musculoskeletal conditions, gerontology and chronic pain management, with experience across acute, rehabilitation and community settings. Morris values clients achieving results that are meaningful to them and on self-management.
Zoe is a registered occupational therapist with experience in acute care and rehabilitation. She has a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy (Bond University) and a bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University).
Zoe is passionate about helping people to achieve their goals, regardless of how big or small they may seem. She prides herself on being compassionate, optimistic, and committed to all her clients.
Michelle is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 20 -years -experience working with people with a range of health conditions. Michelle has predominantly worked in the area of vocational rehabilitation, helping people overcome health-related barriers to finding/ keeping work and performing functional capacity evaluations and workplace assessments. Michelle has also worked with adults and children in mental health, in acute and community settings across the UK and in Australia.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons. Class 1), a Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies, and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health. Michelle is an enthusiastic cross country/ mountain bike rider, and an accredited foundational mountain bike instructor with AusCycling. She enjoys teaching young people bike riding skills and increasing their confidence with riding. She can also provide mental health support through outdoor activities, such as ‘walk and talk’.
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Blake is an Administration Officer who supports our business functions. He is currently completing a dual degree in Business and Economics at the University of Queensland.