Story of Propel Therapy
Propel Therapy is the combination of connection, human possibility, and celebration of diverse experiences and goals.
Corah founded Propel Therapy to support adults with disabilities in Far North Queensland.
No stranger to overcoming obstacles, Corah and her husband migrated to Australia with their 3 young kids and little resources.
Determined to make a difference and help those with disabilities, Corah went on to complete her degree in Occupational Therapy. Which meant overcoming the challenge of juggling the 5-year program of study with 3 school-aged kids in tow.
After several years working in aged care, public and private community mental health, Corah decided the time was right to open her own OT practice in 2018. She wanted to create a place where she could connect with clients on a personal level to unlock their potential.
One of her greatest joys as a private practice owner is the priviledge to say “Yes!” to serving clients in rural and remote Australia. With her personal background including migration, serving in rural communities is a passion project that Corah is uniquely equipped to fulfill.
“I love the feeling of shared community, essentially the concept of what is mine – is ours. It’s a feeling I miss from home.
I soak in the music blasting in the streets and the generously shared meals. I am a lover of food, who looks forward to the traditional damper, sop sop and kup-murri feasts.
Honouring the community hierarchy, I relish the privilege to call some of the people aunties and uncles as they open their homes to me.”
More than just a sense of home, Corah’s time in rural areas brings a unique vibrance and mission to the entire practice.
There is something special about watching someone walk in hope and confidence to make the transition away from their familiar lives to create something more vibrant and fulfilling.
About the Team
No longer a solo practice, Propel Therapy has a team of Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants and admin support providing Occupational Therapy services to help adults (18+) fulfill their potential and tackle life transitions.
When it comes to actions and beliefs, the team at Propel Therapy embodies what we want to bring out in our work. This means learning through doing (mistakes and all), supporting each other’s growth, and unlocking potential for ourselves and others.
Each team member is an overcomer of adversity. Our life experiences give us compassion, a fighting spirit, and tireless hope that impacts everything we do.
We emerge from challenges as stronger, more compassionate people. And we know this powerful potential exists for those we work with too.
We honour the work we do as humans working with humans
Humanity is beautiful, complex, and far from straightforward. So every day is different. And it’s ok if we don’t have all the answers. What we do have, is compassion for ourselves and others. And a dedication to keep trying and exploring until we figure out what works.
People just need someone to believe in them
Our Values, Our Everything
From us to you, this is what we want you to hear.
Your dreams are never impossible.
You can unlock your potential at any time. It's never too late.
What you need is already inside of you. You don't need to change yourself because you are already enough. You just need to unlock your potential.
So whether we’re sharing tea as part of your family - in remote Australia or sharing a recipe in a mainland Queensland home...
We’re here to meet you where you are today and move towards the goals that matter to you going forward.