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Laura McGowan
Occupational Therapist


Laura is an Occupational Therapist and has recently commenced employment with Active + Orewa. She is predominantly involved in providing occupational therapy services and working as a key worker on the ACC Vocational Rehabilitation contract. This contract and her input involves supporting clients in a safe and sustainable return to work following injury. This is a collaborative approach that includes input from the client themselves, their employer, their GP, ACC, and any other health professional involved in their care.

Laura is a passionate Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with clients and facilitating their rehabilitation back into their normal daily activities, whether that's through work, self care or recreational and leisure activities. 

In her personal time, Laura has a passion for the great outdoors and some of her favourite leisure occupations include yoga, hiking, going on an outdoor adventure, and travelling to new countries and places around NZ.



My Goals

  • To complete one of NZ's Great Walks annually.
  • To do a yoga retreat in Bali to mark my 30th Birthday.
  • To learn how to SUP Yoga (Stand Up Paddleboard) at Orewa      beach next summer.
  • To be implementing Training for Independence programmes and      Pain Management Occupational Therapy services on my anniversary    in my role with Active + in 2018.
Laura McGowan


BHSc (Occupational Therapy)