Our cancer rehab experts are fully qualified allied health professionals with specific experience and expertise in helping clients before, during and after cancer treatment.
Andrew Smith, Bsc(OT)
Andrew is passionate about enabling people affected by cancer to maximise independence, function and quality-of-life during and after treatment using individualised approaches based on current research. He combines his skills as an Occupational Therapist with his knowledge of cancer, cancer treatment and side effects gained by working in many large cancer centres in Victoria over the past 14 years.
Andrew completed his applied science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2004 at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He began his career working in at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne where he vital gained experience working with people of all ages affected by all types of cancer. In 2016 Andrew received a Peter MacCallum Foundation grant to design, implement and evaluate an exercise and self-management program for adolescent & young adult cancer survivors.
Throughout his career Andrew has identified and demonstrated the importance of working in collaboration with other cancer allied health specialists to achieve better outcomes for people affected by cancer. It is because of this Andrew founded Cancer Rehab Melbourne in 2015 to bring together expert cancer allied health professionals (outside the hospital walls) to help people manage and recover after cancer.
Kelly graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2010 and upon graduation began working as an Injury Management Consultant, completing work place assessments and designing and prescribing exercise programs to assist workers to recovery from injury and return to work.
In 2012 she began working at Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute (formally the Health and Wellness Institute) where she was responsible for the day to day running of a variety of exercise research studies, investigating how exercise can be used to assist with the management of cancer and its treatment side effects.
She has worked extensively with a variety of cancer diagnosis including prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, pancreatic and high grade glioma as well as bone, brain and lung metastasis.
Looking for new adventures brought her and her fiancé to Melbourne in 2017 where she is excited to lend her skills and knowledge to assist Cancer Rehabilitation Melbourne clients. Welcome aboard Kelly.
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