meet Our Team

Hazel Crossley - Practice Owner, Principal Occupational Therapist

Hazel is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist with 30 years of experience in hospital and community settings.  In 2019 she set up Equipped to Function to provide quality-driven, compassionate, personalised Occupational Therapy services across the community aged care, rehabilitation and disability sectors.  

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Expertise Highlights:

  • Specialisation in working with older adults facing diverse disabilities and age-related conditions.
  • Dedicated work with adults dealing with disabilities.

Passionate Commitment:

Hazel remains unwaveringly dedicated to her role as an Occupational Therapist, driven by the mission to offer a personal and compassionate service. After 30 years, her primary goal is to equip each client with the skills they need to achieve independence, fulfilment, and their most amazing version, regardless of the circumstances.

Professional Development:

  • Keen on staying up-to-date with the latest research and best clinical practices.
  • Actively engages in regular professional development activities to ensure the highest standards of care.


  • Graduated from Exeter University, UK with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with Honors.
  • AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner regulation Agency (registered)
  • Member of Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
Lyndon - Director

Lyndon brings extensive business knowledge, and strong management and leadership expertise to Equipped to Function.  He strategically drives initiatives for optimal operational efficiency.

Kate Falemoe - Practice Manager (Portfolio to follow)