Vicki Abraham started out as a sole practitioner in 2000 as she was extremely passionate to help others and ensure that they were able to continue to live their life to their fullest potential. After studying to become an occupational therapist (OT), Vicki worked within the hospital setting that provided her with the opportunity to meet a variety of people and learn how the health system worked in Australia. During this time Vicki saw a huge need for additional community based OT support with people living in their home environments often facing minimum six months waitlists for OT services. With this in mind she began working as a private occupational therapist treating people within their home environments, ensuring that they did not have a lengthy wait. As this need increased over time so did the type and level of service provided. The structure of the business changed over time and Vicki moved from sole practitioner to running a comprehensive occupational therapy practice providing specialised therapy services that address each individual’s needs. The OTs visit each client in their own home environment and provide holistic assessment, client goal directed therapy and assistance/advocacy to ensure clients have essential supports in place to maximise independence and quality of life.
Vicki’s vision has always been to continually evaluate community needs and for the Abraham OT Services Pty Ltd (AOTS) practice to provide timely and evidence based OT services. After much research within the rehabilitation field, AOTS established an evidence based clinic specialising in Upper Limb Rehabilitation, so that clients who are unable to use, or have limited use of their arm have the opportunity to regain movement in order to incorporate this arm into their daily occupations (daily living activities). The therapies provided aim to enhance client’s independence, wellbeing and quality of life.
In 2022 Vicki decided it was time to expand the use of robotic to lower limb therapy so that AOTS clients can experience a holistic approach to their rehabilitation. Vicki’s clinic has been recognised as the only Tyromotion Reference Centre in Australia due to all the work Vicki has been doing with Tyromotion devices.
Along with this Vicki saw the need to provide experienced support coordination to the NDIS community. In 2021 AOTS expanded further and started providing Support Coordination services through NDIS funding. This need has increased since then and the AOTS support coordination team continues to grow as the demand continues to increase.