Our team

Meet our wonderful team of experienced, local occupational therapists.

Adapt OT Support clients in achieving their goals through innovative and evidence based occupational therapy services.

Emma Walker​

Senior Occupational Therapist & Director

Emma has worked as an occupational therapist since graduating from the University of South Australia in 1995 and has a depth of experience in rehabilitation, community, and outpatient services.

Emma has been working in private practice in Tasmania since 2017. She founded Adapt OT to offer disability specific services with the belief that clients would benefit from the shared knowledge of our small but experienced team. Emma continues to develop partnerships with key services both locally and interstate to add depth to the services available for clients in Northern Tasmania.

Clinical interest areas

Emma is committed to client centred care and understands that each client has their own unique priorities. Emma support clients towards living the life they want through
access to assistive technology, mobility devices and home modifications.

Outside of work

When not working, you will find Emma with family, friends or riding her horse.

Professional Memberships:

  • OT Australia (professional association membership)
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA)

Annabelle Dent

Senior Occupational Therapist

Annabelle graduated from La Trobe University in 2003. Her professional experience includes varied clinical roles; service development; research and leadership positions in Victoria, the UK and Tasmania. She has been a member of the Adapt OT team since 2021 and brings her breadth of experience to our team in servicing the local community.

Clinical Interest areas

Annabelle’s clinical focus is working with clients with neurodegenerative conditions, addressing complex assistive technology needs and providing home modification advice to address barriers to home access.

Outside of work

Annabelle lives on a farm in Northern Tasmania with her young family. She enjoys playing tennis and spending time on the East Coast of Tasmania.


Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Graduate Certificate of Clinical Leadership.

Professional memberships / registrations:

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA)

Kat Mitchell

Senior Occupational Therapist

Kat graduated from La Trobe University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, and spent the following 10 years working within the public hospital system in both Melbourne and Launceston.  This provided her with  valuable experience working with adults in acute care, rehabilitation, and community settings.

Clinical interest areas

Kat is passionate about working with clients in their home and community settings to achieve positive outcomes based on their individual goals. Particular interest areas include using assistive technology to enhance independence.

Outside of work

When not working Kat enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, being active outdoors and weekends away in the caravan.

Professional memberships / registrations

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA)

Practice Administration Officer

Gail Marik

Gail has worked in administration and reception roles for over 30 years and enjoys the challenge of a busy practice. She believes in making the most of every day and leads a very busy life combining her administration work for Adapt OT and spending time with her family, travelling and playing tennis.

Why do clients choose Adapt OT?

Client outcome focused

Empowering lives through personalised solutions.


Building trust, fostering growth, transforming lives.


Embracing diversity, honouring individuality in every therapeutic journey.


Building knowledge and understanding for effective solutions.


Embracing possibilities for brighter futures.


Delivering excellence through expertise and continuous learning.

Speak with us about your needs today

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