Most people who come to Occupational Therapy Brisbane learn of David Norris as a father of 2 children, an avid ocean race swimmer, passionate health provider, Brazilian-o-phile and keen local business person.
He’s a Queensland bred and trained Occupational Therapist. In his 15 year plus career and has provided Occupational Therapy within Public and Private Hospital, Community, Rehabilitation and Aged Care sector for clients over the age of 45.
An occupational therapist and consultant with a wealth of experience in occupational ageing, elderhood and acquired neurological conditions and complex therapy needs. His focus is to work with people to optimise strengths for maximum performance.
David’s treated people with a wide range of conditions, with not only neurological and neurosurgical but also orthopaedic/musculoskeletal, oncological and complex general medical and congenital conditions.
His primary interests are in Memory Health, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Dementia and Ageing and how to maximise independence through rehabilitation, equipment technology, lifestyle modification and excitingly robotics! He’s super excited about the state of emerging therapy opportunities and regularly collaborates with a diverse network of national and international professionals.
Across Brisbane, clinically he is sought out for his practical, tangible and effective assessment to intervention skills.
When not working directly with people, David’s presently is the Chair of the Workplace Skills and Productivity Committee of the Chambers of Commerce Industry Queensland and Advisor to the QLD Government’s Jobs QLD Board and Legislative implementation and member of OT Australia.
David started his practice in 2012, focusing on neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, aged care and community base OT. He recognises the need for a mobile neuro OT service providing rehabilitation for adults with complex therapy and memory health needs in Brisbane.
He has been featured in or quoted by Courier Mail, ABC local radio, Human Capital Magazine, and Ageing Australia Agenda and WIN television.