About Thrive Allied Health
Thrive Allied Health is a small, dynamic allied health practice based in Gympie region of Queensland. We provide a range of high-quality services for you and your family.
We are a registered NDIS provider.
Choice and Control
Our services are designed to offer you full choice and control over your therapy.
We work in a person-centred way, which means we discuss with you what you would like to achieve. This helps establish the functional goals that are important to you. We build on your strengths and abilities and help you develop the areas in which you would like improvement.
We work alongside you to achieve your goals and regularly review progress with you and your family.
You choose what you would like assistance with, and we determine together the best way to achieve your functional goals.
Meet Our Team
Fiona is a great communicator, relationship builder and networker. Her passion lies with assisting people with disability and older Australians achieve inclusive and connected lives through her occupational therapy practice, access consultancy, project work and range of volunteer roles.
She is the owner of Thrive Allied Health, a private practice based in Gympie, Queensland which provides a range of therapy services to assist people gain purpose, thrive and flourish in their daily lives. Fiona also works to create environments that are welcoming, inclusive and accessible for all community members. Fiona has worked for the past 30 years in health care, aged care and disability sectors as a clinician and service manager.
She has collaborated with community organisations, businesses and governments at all levels to build the capacity of rural communities to be welcoming and inclusive of all members. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Health Administration.
She is a founding member of Gympie’s Access Advisory Committee and a life member of Cooloola Human Services Network. She is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and an associate member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia. Outside her work, Fiona enjoys gardening, reading, lunches out with friends and spending time with her family.
Ashleigh graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2014. Since then she has worked as an occupational therapist in paediatrics, aged care, rehabilitation and the disability sector.
Ashleigh’s passion is to support people to gain the skills and equipment in order to improve their ability to participate in their daily lives. She loves to solve complex problems with equipment, home modifications and vehicle modifications. She also enjoys finding solutions for people to access technology, such as communication devices and computer software.
When she is not at work Ashleigh likes spending time with family and friends camping or exploring.
Annika is an experienced occupational therapist with a diverse range of skills having worked in rural and city locations. She has worked throughout Queensland and the United Kingdom in aged care, restorative care and disability sectors.
Annika is passionate about enabling participation in meaningful occupation through client-centred and holistic practice. She is an advocate for inclusion and creating equal opportunities for all. She has an interest in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, enhancing social and emotional wellbeing and adapting environments to suit people’s needs. Annika loves problem solving through home modifications and exploring options of assistive technology.
Outside of work you’ll likely find Annika outdoors in nature. She loves hiking, camping., swimming and spending time with her family, friends and dog.
Gary is Thrive Allied Health’s Administration Officer. Gary is a local resident who has lived in Gympie all of his life, so he knows the local area and community well.
Gary is motivated in helping improve people’s lives in whatever way he can. Gary holds a Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Small Business Management and a Diploma in Community Services. He has worked in the disability sector for the past ten years assisting people prepare for and secure employment. He has also previously worked in the retail industry for many years. Enhancing the customer service experience is of great importance to Gary and he is delighted to assist Thrive’s participants in their service journey. Gary prides himself on being a friendly and reliable employee, who likes the challenge of learning new things. Gary also has a passion for technology and likes to work with computers.
When not at work, Gary loves to spend his time with his wife and two daughters, and his mini fox terrier Raffi.