DanielGeneral Manager APA Neurological Physiotherapist
Daniel is a practicing titled APA Neurological Physiotherapist and former Occupational Therapist. He has a special interest in managing multi trauma rehabilitation cases and working with clients who have complex tone presentations. He also has a clinical focus on neurodegenerative conditions including movement disorders and rare genetic myopathies.
Alicia has worked in various Neurological settings within Australia and abroad. She has a particular clinical interest in pressure care, wheelchair prescription and seating systems. Alicia is a current member of Occupational Therapy Australia and holds a Certificate IV in Assessment and Training. Alicia oversees the day-to-day operation within Neuro Alliance and believes compassion, collaboration and respect are cornerstone to any business.
Neuro Alliance Paediatrics Administration
Kristy Reception Team Leader
Kristy is our Reception leader across both sites, she liases with our reception team to support the day to day running of Neuro Alliance across all aspects. She brings with her a wealth of experience from a variety of medical based settings. She will welcome you and your family to our Paediatric Centre and help answer any of your questions. She is bright and bubbly and is a wonderful addition to our team.
Paediatrics Client Support
SarahClient Support Coodinator
Sarah oversees and coordinates a clients journey at Neuro Alliance. She will organise assessment and intervention with the multidisciplinary team working with individuals, families, support coordinators and care agencies. With her bubbly personality and smile she ensures clients and therapists are well connected to always maximise client outcomes. Sarah has a strong background in health administration in the hospital sector.
Casey Client Support Coordinator
Casey is part of our Client Support Team at Neuro Alliance. She has wealth of experience in customer service and will support clients on their journey helping with group bookings, service agreements and funding checks. Liaising with our clients, families and Co Ordinator of supports when necessary.
Natasha Senior Physiotherapist
Tash has a background working with all ages across the lifespan in the private practice/community setting. Tash’s passion area is paediatrics and she enjoys mixing fun with hard work to achieve optimal outcomes for her clients. Tash enjoys supporting clients with a wide range of developmental, physical and neurological needs to build on skills and help day to day functioning. Tash loves working in settings appropriate to the individual’s therapy goals and can conduct community visits, centre visits, home visits and/or school visits to provide therapy in all settings relevant and meaningful.
Rebecca Senior Physiotherapist
Bec has a strong background in neurological rehabilitation, gained through her experiences working across the public and private hospital systems. She enjoys a varied caseload between adults and paediatrics, bringing fun and play to clients’ rehab journeys. Bec has a special interest in cerebral palsy, stroke, and amputee rehabilitation. She has completed further training in Spinal cord injury, stroke, return to running following brain injury, functional neurological disorder, hydrotherapy in ASD, paediatrics, and amputee rehabilitation. She enjoys working with clients over all settings; whether it is within the clinic, hydrotherapy, school, home, or the park, Bec enjoys working collaboratively to achieve client goals.
Paediatric Speech Pathologists
Ashleigh Senior Paediatric Speech Pathologist
Ashleigh has worked in hospital and community settings, primarily in the early intervention space. She has a special interest in paediatric feeding, speech sound disorders and complex communication. Ashleigh is a strong advocate for evidence-based practice and is certified in multiple programs and areas particularly around feeding, speech sounds and early language development. She is passionate about creating inclusive environments that celebrate a child’s strengths and how they communicate.
Hannah has a special interest in working with a paediatric caseload in different environments for children with complex communication. Hannah loves to find innovative ways to help children engage in therapy which allows them to achieve their personalised communication and swallowing goals. She is passionate about providing evidence-based therapy for early intervention and building her skills working with a neurological caseload. Hannah has special interests in early intervention, speech sound disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Hannah has certified training in Hanen More Than Words program, ADHD best practice management, and additional training in complex speech sound disorders
Brittany Senior Speech Pathologist
Brittany has worked in community settings in rural and metropolitan areas. This was primarily in the early intervention, school-aged and young adult space. She has a special interest in complex communication needs, paediatric feeding, and trauma-informed practice. Brittany is a strong advocate for evidence-based practice and is certified in multiple programs and areas particularly around complex communication, feeding and language development. She is passionate about creating inclusive environments that celebrate a client’s strengths, how they communicate and supporting them to achieve their personal goals.
Paediatric Occupational Therapists
Anna Senior Occupational Therapist - Team Leader
Anna graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2005 and has worked in public health and private practice in rural NSW and the Newcastle/Hunter area since this time. She enjoys the variety of working with children and adults with a range of physical and neurological needs to help them engage in daily activities that are meaningful and important to them.
Anna is a current member of Occupational Therapy Australia and works alongside her qualified therapy dog Jazz with some of her clients providing Canine Assisted Therapy.
Chiara Occupational Therapist
Chiara has a particular interest in paediatrics and is passionate about supporting children and their family to engage and find joy throughout their everyday life. Chiara also has a music degree and is passionate about integrating her love of music into her therapy to work towards achieving client goals and increasing engagement in therapy.
Ellenie Occupational Therapist
El graduated from the University of Newcastle and transitioned into private paediatric space. El’s passion is working with children with a wide range of developmental, neurological, and physical difficulties, to assist them and their families in building skills to facilitate engagement and participation in meaningful daily activities. El is passionate about using a holistic and client-centered approach that builds on the strengths and interests of each child and ensuring OT is enjoyable and rewarding for both the child and the family.
Paediatric Therapy Assistant Dog
JazTherapy Dog working with Anna
Introducing Jaz!! She has been trained as a Therapy Dog by Therapy Dogs NSW. She lives with and works alongside our Occupational Therapist Anna with some of Anna’s adult and paediatric clients. Jaz is a friendly, quiet, and kind 3yr old Cocker Spaniel girl who loves a pat, chasing a ball and generally just being with people. If you would like to meet her please let our staff know and Anna can bring her into your appointment when Jaz is in the clinic.