Occupational Therapist

Kristyl Mackley

Encouraging clients to express or set their goals, increasing independence and building confidence in ones self is why I am passionate about being an OT.

10 Fun Facts About Kristyl

What is your favourite movie?  I love watching romantic comedies – any feel good movie. 


Where did you Study OT? South Africa


What is your favourite food? Chocolate


Where were you born? South Africa 


What did you love to do as a kid? As a kid I loved being at the stables all day and riding my ponies Fritters and Liquorice 


What did you think you were going to be growing up?  I always wanted to be an air hostess so I could travel the world. 


Do you have any pets?  We got a puppy for Christmas


Who is your favourite band?  I love all music!


Tell us an interesting fact about you? I am a keen mountain biker and played indoor and outdoor hockey for my State. 


Who are the four people you would most like to have a conversation with? Good question….I have no idea!

Kristyl is a passionate and caring Occupational Therapist who strives to deliver high quality therapy that is fun and engaging. 

Kristyl has 11 years’ experience as a paediatric OT, working in a variety of settings including hospital, clinic, special needs schools and early intervention centres. Kristyl qualified with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in South Africa, additionally completing her Bobath/ Neurodevelopmental training in paediatrics before moving to Australia in 2016. 

Kristyl has worked with a variety of clients of varying ages.  Kristyl finds working collaboratively with parents, teachers and other allied health team members achieves the better results.  

Kristyl has a strong focus on encouraging clients to express or set their goals , increasing, independence and building confidence in ones self. 

When not working Kristyl enjoys spending time with family and friends either at the beach, walking in the bush or exploring new places on the Sunshine Coast.