Nitin Fernandez

Occupational Therapist
Lives on Gadigal land (he/him)

Nitin is an experienced Occupational Therapist living in Gadigal Country, Sydney, NSW, who believes in putting people and families at the centre. He takes a holistic approach, learning about the life experiences, stories, and goals that are important to the individual to function in their day-to-day life. Nitin has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 10 years, with 5 of them within the NDIS. He has worked across tertiary acute hospitals, rehab hospitals, and within the community, including experience in virtual care and telehealth.

Nitin graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Occupational Therapy. Across his clinical experience, he has worked across many areas including geriatrics, pediatrics, and neurology, with his most recent community experience involving working with children living with Autism from 5+ years to young adults to develop milestones, school, and living skills.

He prides himself on his ability to empathise with people living with complex conditions or disabilities, having family members himself living with disabilities supported by the NDIS, and having directly collaborated with thousands of families and participants across Australia in co-designing a centralized care platform in his most recent role. He is passionate about a holistic OT approach and considering all aspects of a person’s life. He’s an active individual, loves surfing, a bit of disco, being outdoors, and spending time with his mates and family.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Adults
  • Children and Youth
  • Home Assessments and Minor Modifications
  • Equipment Prescription
  • Independent Living Skills Development