Heidi grew up in Central Western NSW before moving to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle. Being from a rural background, at university she became passionate about rural health and represented Australian allied health students in the National Rural Students’ Health Network (NRHSN) Executive team, where she lobbied for health students to have better support to pursue rural placements and careers and developed programs to get more country kids interested in entering health careers.
Since graduating, Heidi has worked in hospital networks in the Clarence and Coffs Harbour areas, exposing her to a range of physiotherapy areas including musculoskeletal outpatients, fracture clinics, rehabilitation, community and transitional aged care work, critical care and hydrotherapy.
Heidi enjoys working with all populations and has completed further training in hip, shoulder, spinal and pelvic assessment and treatment, as well as Pilates courses and advanced training in women’s health physiotherapy. Heidi has a special interest in women’s health and pregnancy management, including prolapse and incontinence management, pessary management and pelvic floor assessment and training.
Outside of work, Heidi enjoys teaching her dog new tricks, playing sport and performing with the Coffs Harbour City Orchestra.