Occupational Therapist

Micaela Schmidt

Being an Occupational Therapist allows me to be creative with my interventions and function focused.

10 Fun Facts About Micaela

Tell us an interesting fact about you? I recently bought a stand up paddle board


Where were you born? Toowoomba


What is your favourite movie? The Secret Life of Pets


What is your favourite food? Strawberries, Raspberries, Avocado and Salmon


Favourite Disney Character or Super Hero? Wonder Woman and Winnie the Pooh


What did you love to do as a kid? Art & Craft, playing outside


What did you think you were going to be growing up? Social Worker, Nurse or Teacher


Who are the four people you would most like to have a conversation with?Louis Theroux, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Dalai Lama, Dr Seuss


Who is your favourite band?The XX and Flight Facilities


Do you have any pets? Not Yet!

Micaela joined Optimum Movement having worked for several years as an Occupational Therapist with the Queensland Department of Education.  She brings with her an interest in diversity of cultures having spent a year working in Fiji with the Ministry of Education.

Micaela enjoys working collaboratively with all who support the child’s development and learning.  She likes to work towards strategies that can be easily incorporated into the child’s everyday life, thus giving the child every opportunity to work on and participate in activities they want to, need to and are expected to do.

Micaela is committed to continuing professional development and evidence-based practice.  She has completed training on the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance Approach (CO-OP) and Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS).

Micaela is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.