Capable Spaces is a boutique Occupational Therapy service that supports people with neurological conditions and spinal cord injuries to live their best life.
We are passionate about maximising people’s independence through using equipment and modifying people’s environments.
People feel empowered when they do as much as they can for themselves, so we aim to restore dignity by helping people to do more than their physical and thinking capabilities allows.
Occupational Therapy service offerings include: home modifications, home automation and recommending assistive technology like wheelchairs, electric beds, bidets and technology access.
Capable Spaces now also offer online training in practical areas such as Communication in Palliative Care, and their newly announced training in Assistive Technology Foundations.
“We provide practical strategies and mentoring for occupational therapists to develop their craft in assistive technology and equipment to help them support people with disabilities across Australia. We are passionate about sharing our expertise with the next generation of Occupational Therapists, and provide consulting services through Telehealth to clients across rural parts of Australia so that no one is left behind.”
Capable Spaces founder Karen Maurer said “It is such a privilege to walk alongside people living with life-limiting health conditions and disabilities. When our team gets involved we find out the challenges people are having, learn more about what they hope to achieve, and help them come up with solutions that maximise their independence in everyday life.”
Capable Spaces was founded in 2018 by Occupational Therapist Karen Maurer after working for 2 decades in NSW Health.
She took the leap into business after walking beside her father in his fight with cancer. After her father Ken’s funeral, she was determined to start her own business, living the motto of “No Regrets”.
Her team has continued to grow, and she leads an all-female team of 7 women.
The Occupational Therapists bring their experience and passion to help people navigate the challenges of being diagnosed with new conditions, supporting people’s recovery after accidents, and supporting people with terminal conditions.
They share their knowledge and experience through their online training and mentoring.