At Independent Living Specialists (ILS) we pride ourselves on employing Occupational Therapist’s (OT’s), who specialise in assistive technology and equipment prescription. Our OT’s are available to offer clinical advice and support in a variety of ways including general advice and recommendations, private consultation, products demonstration and trials and educational in-services and training. These services are available for the private client through to clinicians, therapists and care and support advisors.

Where a client may require further assessment to identify their needs, and an in-home functional or environmental assessment is required, our OT’s are all nationally registered and available for, one-off, fee for service assessments. The assessment service can be beneficial to assist with identifying equipment needs and minor modifications including grab rails around the home environment.

Please contact us today to discuss the most suitable service for your needs and location.

ILS Occupational Therapists


Dana Sartori
National Occupational Therapy and Homecare Manager

My role involves facilitating education for clinical staff across a variety of inpatient, community and nursing home settings by conducting educational in-servicing, as well as supporting fellow Occupational Therapists and prescribing clinicians. email Dana at

Yvette MacMorland
National Pressure Care Manager

As the National Pressure Care Manager for ILS, I specialise in pressure injury prevention and treatment through the use of pressure therapy devices. I specialise in the Talley mattress replacement systems that are on QLD, NSW and SA government contracts. email Yvette at

Anja Hauenschild
Occupational Therapist and Account Manager for Northern Sydney Metropolitan Region

My experience is varied, but primarily focussed on community based physical rehabilitation and falls prevention. I believe that providing expert information and advice for people to make informed decisions about their needs is vital in maximising independence and safety with everyday activities. email Anja at

Samantha Kilner
Occupational Therapist Account Manager for Western Sydney Metropolitan Region

My Role with ILS is a dynamic and diverse use of my skill set as an Occupational Therapist. My aim is to educate, empower and consult Therapists, Clinicians and Individuals with selecting the right equipment and service to maximise their independence and achieve their goals daily. My background as an OT includes work in both the Rehabilitation and Paediatrics sectors. email Samantha at

Natalie Hitti
Occupational Therapist and Account Manager for South and East Sydney Metropolitan Region

As an Occupational Therapist, I strive to assist people in regaining or maximising their independence with meaningful activities. My role at ILS involves providing education and clinical recommendations to prescribing clinicians, individuals and their families in order to reach their unique goals. My background as an OT includes experience in an orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation setting. email Natalie at