Natalie is the founding physiotherapist at Coffs Coast Hand Therapy. After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1996 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Natalie worked in various hospital and private practice locations in NSW and Queensland.
It was in these formative years as a young therapist that she gained experience and a passion for hand and upper limb therapy. After a move to the ACT in 1999 she held a senior position in hands and burns management at Canberra Hospital and remained there until a move to the Coffs Coast with her husband and 2 young children in 2006.
After 6 more years at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus working in a busy outpatient department doing hands and orthopaedics and with a third child in the mix, Natalie opened Coffs Coast Hand Therapy in April 2014.
Natalie has a special interest in complex trauma, wrist pain and post surgical hand therapy. Natalie is an associate member of the Hand Therapy Association and is committed to continued education, always striving for better outcomes for her patients.
In her spare time Natalie enjoys cooking, sewing and spending time with her family and her dog Mac the border collie
Anna joined Coffs Coast Hand Therapy in 2019. After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Anna joined a busy private hand therapy practice working across multiple locations in South East Brisbane.
In Brisbane Anna had the opportunity to work alongside senior therapists, Orthopaedic/Hand and Upper Limb Surgeons and General Practitioners gaining a wealth of knowledge. This experience cemented Anna’s passion for hand and upper limb rehabilitation. Anna has a special interest in post-operative care after hand surgery and trauma including wound care, splinting and scar management.
Anna has been enjoying the lifestyle change since moving to Coffs Harbour with many a beach day with her husband and their two dogs.