Meet our Occupational Therapist: Jess Bender
Originally from Sydney with over 10 years experience, Jess studied Occupational Therapy at The University of Sydney and commenced employment within the Sydney network in both the acute and rehabilitation settings prior to relocating to Victoria’s Surf Coast in 2013.
Jess has worked within Barwon Health for the past 7 years primarily in the areas of inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation. During this time she has not only found a passion in the area of neurology including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis but completed specialist training in treatment modalities including Saebo, craniosacral therapy and the assessment and treatment of spasticity.
Jess is always ready to think outside the box, whether it be in the clinic space or at home, to assist clients in achieving anything from a minor posture correction, to a long term goal that together with a client she has been striving toward.
Outside of work Jess’s young family and Labrador keep her on her toes.