Miss Beth Wiggins
Functional Occupational Therapist
Beth completed her Bsc Occupational Therapy at Curtin University in 2018. Whilst already passionate about her future career as an OT, half way through her degree Beth attained a diagnosis of Developmental Dysplasia of the hip that required several corrective surgeries. This further drove her understanding and determination to promote participation in every day life.
Beth is particularly skilled in prescribing home modifications, equipment and assistive technology however is also interested in functional retraining, skill development, increasing social and community participation and thus general wellbeing. She is also experienced in completing Functional Capacity evaluations, home environment assessments, and functional reports to support NDIS or Disability pension applications.
Beth has previously worked with individuals experiencing both physical and/or intellectual disabilities including:
Spinal injuries – paraplegia and quadriplegia
Chronic pain or fibromyalgia
Individuals recovering from temporary illness or disability such as post surgical patients.
To increase their engagement in every day activities. Additionally, she works with older adults to promote safety and confidence completing every day tasks such as showering, dressing, meal preparation and to access all areas of their homes.
Beth has also been involved with the Enforcers Wheelchair Rugby team in Perth for the past 5 years, has prescribed a Rugby Chair and other assistive sporting equipment such as customised bikes and hand cycles. She is passionate about enabling individuals to achieve their sporting goals and engage in leisure activities.
Beth is an extremely person-centred therapist who understands and values the balance between physical health, mental health, social and spirituality for optimising well-being and participation.