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Piyumi Gunasekara

Piyumi Gunasekara

Piyumi is a Graduate Occupational Therapist at First Choice Allied Health, working with a varied caseload. Piyumi graduated from the Swinburne University of Technology with a Master of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Health Science. Piyumi highly values practising person over patient care and is passionate about assisting people to overcome challenges in their daily activities. Piyumi’s kind, patient, empathetic approach and active listening skills have enabled her to build trusting therapeutic relationships with her clients and their families.

Piyumi has clinical placement and work experience working across the life span and providing services such as modifying environments, prescribing assistive aids and equipment, adapting tasks, and providing techniques and strategies to maximise her clients’ autonomy and quality of life. She strives to tailor her services according to the client’s needs, wants and interests while ensuring every session is interactive and enjoyable. She is multilingual and has the capacity to provide services in English, Sinhala, and Hindi. Piyumi also recognises the importance of evidence-based service provision and continues to improve her practice by engaging in continuous professional development.

Outside work, Piyumi enjoys baking and sharing her freshly baked goodies with family and friends. She loves caring for plants and grows succulents as a hobby.