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About Us

Claire and Nathan Carson established Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy in 2020 when they saw the need for locally owned and operated occupational therapy services. Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy services the Shoalhaven and surrounding areas. Claire and Nathan have both lived in the Shoalhaven for most of their lives and love the local area. They are raising their three children here and they attend local schools. Claire and Nathan are involved in volunteering for the local community and in their free time you will often find them exploring the beautiful Shoalhaven area (thus the reason you will see so many Shoalhaven photos on this website).

Claire Carson - Principal Occupational Therapist

Claire has worked in the health industry for over 15 years and has been an occupational therapist for almost 11 years. Claire has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) with first class honours from the University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Health Industry Management from Curtin University

Claire has worked in a variety of clinical caseloads in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and in the community. Claire has experience in:

  • Aged care
  • Respiratory
  • Disability
  • Rehabilitation
  • Domiciliary
  • Mental health
  • Falls prevention
  • Acute care
  • Paediatrics

Claire is interested in research and has completed tertiary research into evidence-based practice and post breast cancer lymphoedema. She has published abstracts in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal and has presented her research at a range of conferences including the Occupational Therapy Australia conferences (2010; 2019) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Conference (2010).


Nathan Carson - Business Manager

Nathan is the Business Manager for Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy.  He has an engineering background and a Diploma of Management, certificate in project management and is a certified 3D modelling associate. 


Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy sees clients aged over 18 years. We can assist with a range of occupational therapy services including (but not limited to):

  • Functional assessments
  • Minor home modifications
  • Assistive technology
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Occupational Therapy reports 

We currently provide services under NDIS and Medicare. We also accept private clients. Please contact us to discuss your needs. 

In the spirit of reconciliation Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.