The first part of our expansion has kicked off with the recruitment of our Queensland Area Manager, Emma Thomas who is responsible for the growth of our team in the state.

In addition to this, we have appointed a new Occupational Therapist in Brisbane, Kausik McKinnon who joins Emma in Queensland. Kausik has 6 years’ experience working with older people in residential settings. He has worked mostly with people who have physical disabilities including those who are risk of falls, osteoarthritis, chronic pain and who require supports to maintain mobility.  Kausikis experienced at environmental assessments in the home to assess potential adaptive strategies to support independence. Kausik has facilitated manual handling classes for staff and to reduce pain and improve the experience for clients.  He is always looking at how to improve people’s quality of life through the best outcomes possible for each person. He has been published in a journal regarding children with muscular dystrophy whilst completing a placement at a children’s hospital. We look forward to Kausik joining us in January next year.

In other exciting news, we have welcomed a senior occupational therapist to the team, Karen Lochran. Karen has 25 years’ experience working in Brisbane in both hospital and community settings. She has done specialist work providing individualised therapy with the development of goals and care plans for people with a range of mental health needs and physical health conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance misuse, chronic pain, personality disorders, and psychosocial stressors. Her experience is invaluable in what she will bring to her clients.

Since 2019, LiveBig has been providing specialist allied health and assessment services for people with disability, including those on an NDIS plan in Sydney and Melbourne, now we are able to continue our services, to Queensland.

LiveBig is a NDIS registered provider and is here to support you and your family in Brisbane. If you are looking for services within the Queensland area, such as disability therapy services, speech pathology or occupational therapy, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team.

The LiveBig team have already hit the ground running in Brisbane with Maria Babiera, our Business Development Manager exhibiting at the Brisbane Disability Expo last month meeting the attendees.

We are excited to continue growing our team and client base within the Queensland region, as we actively recruit consultants to join the team.