Occupational Therapy

Melissa Hale
Occupational Therapist
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)


Jennifer Prasad
Bachelor of Psychology | Associate Member
Stephanie Fallon-Carr
Danielle Pautschnig


Rebecca Necevski

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) The University of Sydney, NSW


Born in Penrith, I grew up in South Penrith completing primary school at York Public School and high school at Jamison High School. As a child, I played Representative netball and also did Physical Culture.

Following high school, I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy at Sydney University. Upon graduating, I completed my new gradate year at Blacktown Hospital and stayed working for public health for the next 10+ years in both Paediatric and Women’s Health Physiotherapy. I then joined Spring Forward Family Centre in 2016.

On a personal note, I got married in 2007 to my husband Ivan. We then had two children, Isaac born in 2009 and Sienna born in 2012. My life has been a combination of soccer, dancing, work and family since this and I would not change a thing!

In 5 words or less… Who are you?

Rebecca Necevski

What do you do and why?


To be able to change a child’s life for the better is an amazing gift to give a child and also an extremely rewarding thing to be a part of.

What do you love most about your profession?

I love being able to teach children how to achieve a task and for them to be able to achieve it. The task may be small like crawling, or large like riding a bike. But to see the enjoyment in the child’s and family’s eyes/face, is something amazingly rewarding.

Knowing that I can change a child’s and their family’s life for the better, is why I do what I do.

What aspirations do you have for joining the team at SFFC?

To make Spring Forward Family Centre the number 1 Paediatric physiotherapy centre in the Western Sydney Region

If you could have a super power, what would it be? Why?

To be able to fly.

So that I can sleep in more and never have to be stuck in traffic

What breed of dog best describes you? Why?


They are smart, obedient and self-sufficient

What colour best describes your personality? Why?


Can be strong and loud, but also can be calm and quiet

Favourite quote, comment, or words of wisdom?

Don’t give up!

If you could be a dinosaur, what would you be?


One of the biggest

Favourite TV show or movie made for ‘children’?

Mary Poppins

Most embarrassing story.

When running backwards as a teenager, I ran into a parked car

Funniest Kid Quote/story.

Children make me laugh every day, to limit it to one, is too hard!

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Therapy Assistants

Ashleigh Ryan
Therapy Assistant
Brittany Lynch
Therapy Assistant
Samantha Roots
Therapy Assistant


Michelle Hyde

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)


Michelle has enjoyed working with children all her life as a babysitter, a sports coach, a music teacher and now a fully qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist. Since graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Occupational Therapy) in 2011, Michelle has taken great joy and pride in seeing the changes in the lives of children and families she gets to work – and play! – with, and helping them become the best they can be.

Michelle has learned from a number of master clinicians in the OT subspecialties of sensory integration and DIR (Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-Based Model) and uses these techniques to push the boundaries and evolve the theoretical principles of Occupational Therapy. Michelle is dedicated to the holistic approach to the family and child to improve the quality of living for everyone and, from her experience working with under-1s to over-50s, passionately believes that it is never too late to meet developmental milestones.

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Aaron Carr
Operations Manager