Bethany Illemann

Occupational Therapist
Lives on Wurundjeri land (she/her)

Bethany is an enthusiastic therapist who brings a wealth of life experience and expertise to her role. Graduating in 2020 from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters in Occupational Therapy Practice, she possesses a strong educational foundation in her field. However, it is her genuine love for working with children and witnessing their growth in independence and development that drivers her in her work. Bethany’s commitment to helping children thrive in their many environments is evident in her extensive volunteer work with disadvantaged children both locally and overseas. Additionally, she has provided support to numerous children and adults with disabilities over the years. Bethany’s dedication to client-centered care and her utilisation of strength-based approaches make her a compassionate and effective therapist.

Bethany has also spent some time catering to the needs of adults requiring rehabilitation in the home, including the need for home modifications, equipment prescription, and re-training of participation in daily tasks. Throughout her academic journey, Bethany has been able to contribute to a multitude of areas of practice, such as sub-acute & acute hospital rehab, residential aged care, and early childhood intervention. It is a result of these varying experiences that Bethany finds herself with a well-rounded understanding of and respect for every individual client’s story, no matter their age or condition.