Our mission is to provide a person centred community based service to meet your needs and support you with the tools and services to achieve your goals. 

about seva therapy

Seva Therapy formed as a partnership between three therapists to provide a boutique, experienced and quality service to the community.

Our therapists have extensive experience in disability ranging from those with a single disability to more complex clients with high medical health needs. We are passionate about assisting people to maximize their abilities, reach their goals and improve their quality of life. 

We understand that every individual is unique and our team can specialise our therapy and programmes for you and your goals.

 

To find out more about our team, click below.

We also work alongside other health professionals including Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and dieticians to ensure a holistic approach.

 

Who do we service

Seva Therapy is a community based allied health service for people with disabilities living in the community and specialised residential care. 

We specialise in people with complex conditions this includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Autism

  • Down Syndrome

  • Neuromuscular such as Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal muscular atrophy, and Muscular dystrophy

  • Chronic Musculoskeletal such as osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia

  • Aged care - Dementia

  • Sensory - hearing and vision impaired, sensory processing disorders.

  • Intellectual disability

  • Trauma related such as amputations, brain and spinal injuries

  • Palliative care

 

We start with you.

With each service, we conduct:

  • A Person centred initial assessment and other appropriate assessments to understand the goals and issues

  • Arrange a trial or provision of therapy sessions will be recommended to assist you in the goal

  • Followed with a report appropriate to the funding body that you use this includes NDIS or Medicare.

 

Click below to find out more information of the service that you are interested in.

 

Meet the team

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Occupational Therapist

Annapurna Deshmukh

Annapurna started her career as an Occupational Therapist in 2003, within a private clinic specialising in early intervention, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation across all ages.

Annapurna continued in the field of community based disability through Family and Community Services (ADHC) for the past 9 nine years in the provision of occupational therapy services to individuals with complex needs in group homes, day programs, schools and in their homes. 

Annapurna’s interest in disabilities has resulted in her taking on post graduate studies in Developmental Disability. She continues to work with individuals with disability as she is passionate about helping them reach their maximum potential and improve their quality of life.

Annapurna is a mum to three little girls and loves spending time with her family, cooking and exploring nature. 

Education

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
June, 2003

Masters of Health Sciences
Developmental Disability, June 2010

University of Sydney


 

 

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Occupational Therapist

Julia (Xiao Lu) He

Since graduating, Julia has been working in the field of disability as an occupational therapist. She started with the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care in supporting adults in specialised accommodation and families and their children within the community to reach their goals at home, day programme or within their school classroom. 

Recently, Julia has been working with the Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children in the capacity of a school therapist supporting families and students with vision and hearing impairment to access their school curriculum and engaging with the expanded core curriculum. Currently, Julia has continued to expand her role as a vision consultant within the field of early intervention.

In her spare time, Julia enjoys hiking, baking and travelling.

Education

University of Sydney, 2011

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

 

Occupational THerapist

Alexandra Richardson

Alexandra has over 14 years clinical experience across hospital, community and private settings specialising in adult community occupational therapy with over 13 years experience managing adults with complex needs in the community.

Alexandra spent 8 years in Prince Of Wales (POW) Community Health as a senior occupational therapist working with aged and younger adults with a wide variety of disabilities. Alexandra developed a high level of skills in home modifications, complex equipment prescription, wheelchairs, pressure care and falls prevention while in this role and participated in various advisory committees including South East Sydney Higher Home Modifications Panel, Enable NSW Pressure Mattress advisory panel and Chair of POW Community Health Falls Prevention Committee. Other community experience includes Transitional Aged Care teams, Rapid Response team in London UK, and private practice.

Alexandra spent the last 2 years working in complex health supported accommodation with people with severe neuromuscular and intellectual disabilities, providing wheelchair and postural assessments and other interventions to increase their quality of life.

Education

Newcastle University, 2000

Bachelor and Applied Science (Occupational therapy)