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Occupational Therapy service uses Smart Technology to support people with neurological conditions and spinal cord injuries to live their best life

by wrich

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.  

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