About Fired Up People Occupational Therapy Clinic

Fired Up People and the Fired Up Group was founded by Adam Baldock.

Fired Up People occupational therapy clinic was always going to be an extension of Fired Up Group when I started the business in 2015 to provide rehabilitation and injury management consulting to insurance companies and corporate entities.

When my youngest child was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2018 the family started down the long and confusing road of obtaining NDIS funding and identifying the right kids’ therapy near me for help.

It has been a long road and if it wasn’t for some of the great people that helped us on the way, my daughter would not be progressing as well as she is.

Having now navigated the system and with over 18 years of Occupational Therapy experience, I see it as my duty to now help children and adults with challenges get the best out of life.

Fired Up People does just that.

We provide Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology Assessment and Treatment services to children, adults and their families. We can also help you navigate NDIS.

We have a range of assessments to help identify the issues and a highly experienced team to guide and work alongside you to get you or your family member fired-up.

Meet the team

The Fired Up People team are a unique and savvy bunch of motivated individuals who would love to re-ignite your love for life and get you, your children or family members back on track. The team has a large collection of qualifications ranging across physical instruction, rehabilitation, speech, health, safety, business. We have the skill base to help you.

Jordan Balfry

Occupational Therapist

Jordan is an Irish occupational therapist living and working in Melbourne since 2018. Having studied an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology, she then pursued a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, graduating in 2016. Since she has worked primarily in paediatric settings across both public and private complex disability services in Ireland. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Muscular Dystrophy and Developmental Coordination Disorder. Her passion lies in assisting children and their families/caregivers in maximizing their full potential in a creative and enjoyable way. With post-graduate training in neuroscience and sensory integration, Jordan has a special interest in sensory processing and the role it can play in everyday life. The focus of her clinical practice is to support the individual in engaging in occupations that are personally meaningful for them.

Since moving to Melbourne Jordan has gained experience working with adults in an acute mental health setting. This experience has assisted her in acknowledging the importance of positive mental health and how good mental health can support and enable functioning for the clients she works with.

Jordan is passionate about learning, and is continuing her study with a Masters in Food, Health and Nutrition the aim of which is to integrate aspects of her personal educational development into her practice.

Fired Up People's - Hayley Forbes

Margaret (Meg) Olney

Occupational Therapist

Meg is a paediatric occupational therapist who has a particular interest in early childhood intervention and school readiness. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice. Since completing her studies at La Trobe University and the University of Florida in 2017 she has worked in paediatric practices in regional Queensland and metropolitan Melbourne.

She works with children with a variety of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder and Down Syndrome. She has also developed specific skills and knowledge for fine and gross motor delays, and how these impact on participation in activities of daily living. She is passionate about family-centred practice, encouraging and helping children to reach their full potential through focused and fun therapy in all settings.

Meg is dedicated to providing evidence-based therapy services and committed to ongoing learning.

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Olivia Rogers

Speech Pathologist

Throughout her career Olivia has developed real passion and enthusiasm for working with both children and adults. Drawing on a large pool of transferable clinical skills in a wide range of areas including paediatric educational settings (both mainstream and special needs), hospital settings and outpatient rehabilitation, Olivia has a very strong client-centred approach. Outcomes focused, Olivia loves improving children’s enjoyment, participation and confidence through creative communication intervention.

Olivia’s expertise include but are not limited to alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices to aid communication, swallowing, speech and language assessments, as well as literacy, auditory processing and cognitive screenings. Olivia also gained experience in paediatric feeding and is very passionate about family based therapy in this area. Olivia believes that therapy should be functional, it should enable clients to develop skills that are specific to them to add enjoyment, and improve relationships in their everyday life.

Olivia’s experience includes Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Goodstart Early Learning and St Patrick’s Special School. Olivia moved into private practice in South Australia and worked at several private schools in the Eastern and Southern Suburbs around Adelaide before making the move over to Melbourne.

 

Fired Up People's - Olivia Rogers

Alona Jenshel

Speech Pathologist

Alona gained extensive experience working with paediatric and adult caseloads in both the private and public sectors. She has developed a wide range of transferable skills in the areas of speech, language, literacy, fluency and social skills and is passionate about working with people of all ages to help them achieve their communicative needs. Having completed her Masters degree in Speech Pathology at LaTrobe University, Alona brings fresh ideas, passion and enthusiasm to our practice. Throughout her degree,

Alona values working individually with clients, alongside the opportunities she has to up-skill parents and caregivers in order maximise therapy outcomes. She strives to create an exciting therapeutic environment that is both nurturing and stimulating. 

Alona’s experience includes The LaTrobe Communication clinic, which have focused on assessment and intervention in paediatric speech and language, as well as treatment and management of stuttering. Alfred Health Caulfield Hospital and Monash Health Kingston Centre, which have encompassed assessment, intervention and management of dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and voice deficits, as well as clinical work across various primary schools, working towards improving literacy skills in education. Alona has also volunteered at organisations such as Flying Fox and Friendship Circle, which provide social opportunities for children with disabilities. 

Alona is passionate about lifelong learning and intends to take every opportunity to further her skillset. 

 

Fired Up People's - Adam Baldock

Adam Baldock

Director & Occupational Therapist

Adam is a senior Occupational Therapist specialising in Rehabilitation and Injury Management. Adam has over 18 years’ experience returning people to health and a life they knew pre-incident and assisting people whose lives have stalled to maximise life and implement change.

Adam specialises in complicated injury and mental health. He enjoys working with business owners who because of injury and/or incident can no longer run their business or need to change their business to accomodate their health needs.

We believe that now is the best time to start.

So give us a call and book a session to ignite life.

Contact Us

We are located in the South East of Melbourne.
440 Waverley Road, Malvern East VIC 3145
Call: 03 9024 0339 | Click here to Email