Director Arnhem Allied Health Centre
MPhty (Master Physiotherapy)
BSc Exercise Physiology
Sarah strives to empower the community that exercise is the best, cheapest and most accessible medicine available. Her passion for her community and the people in all of East Arnhem Land is one of her finest qualities. Not only is she a knowledgeable, skillful and calming physio, she is an advocate for improving the healthcare system in Nhulunbuy and the region, and has been the driving force behind the development of the Arnhem Allied Health Centre you see today. Behind the scenes she is constantly advocating for all of you, creating opportunities for health care services to give our community what it deserves, to make your lives here in Nhulunbuy just that little bit easier.
The love that Sarah has for Arnhem Land is a deep love, it’s more than just a town she lives in, it’s her home and the only place she wants to live and grow old with her family. Sarah is a physiotherapist, a manager, a director, a business woman, a mother, a partner, but most importantly she is someone who whole heartedly wants the best for the people in her community.
Sarah is well-recognised as a respected primary health care provider throughout the region and has achieved a reputation for delivering an exceptional clinical service experience. These days you’ll mainly find her ensuring the clinic is running smoothly and dealing with all things management, but on occasions she loves to get back to her passion of being a treating Physiotherapist.
Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Lead Arnhem Physiotherapy Services
Bronte has upskilled in multiple areas of physio, including being APPI Pilates trained and certified, APA Sport’s Level 1, APA Paediatrics Level 1, Dry Needling, completed WHTA Women’s Health Course, WHTA Advanced Prolapse, Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pessary fitting trained and is currently studying her Master’s of Clinical Physiotherapy in Continence and Women’s Health. She is also able to fabricate customised thermoplastic splints, and has completed additional hand therapy training with Territory Hands in Darwin.
Bronte’s main passion in Physiotherapy is Women’s Health, particularly ante- and post-natal women. This is an area that can have such a large impact on a woman’s life and so many people don’t know how well many issues can be managed and treated effectively with Physio. She believes it’s such a rewarding part of the job being able to assist women back to activity and living their life without discomfort or issues associated with continence and prolapse.
Bronte teaches Group Pilates, AquaFit and is available for appointments Monday- Saturday.
Tayla graduated from Curtin University in Perth in 2016 and has loved working in private practice ever since. She loves many aspects of private practice and in addition to her clinical experience has upskilled in a number of areas including APA Sport’s Level 1, APA Paediatrics Level 1, Dry Needling and ASCA Strength and Conditioning level 1 coach.
Tayla grew up playing every sort of sport she could in Broome WA before moving to Perth. Playing sport, regular visits to the physio and her desire to help other is what inspired her to become a physio. She loves treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions. She prides herself on looking at the whole picture when working with a patient. She stays up to date with the latest evidence and wants to work together with her patients to make sure they are getting the best out of themselves.
Tayla has experience in sports physiotherapy and has worked with a number of teams including hockey, soccer and AFL, this gave her the opportunity to work the 2019 and 2021 AFL Grand Finals before relocating to Nhulunbuy. Outside of work, she loves getting outdoors and staying active! Taking her dog for a walk, going camping and exploring new places.
Tayla is available for appointments in the clinic Tuesday to Saturday and runs group Pilates classes
Senior Occupational Therapist
Tiarne graduated from La Trobe University in Bundoora, Melbourne in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice. Since then, Tiarne has had extensive experience working within a paediatric setting, alongside working within a hospital rehabilitation setting. More recently, Tiarne gained experience working in the Pilbara region of Western Australia which ignited her passion for practicing in more remote parts of Australia where services are scarce and much needed.
Tiarne’s caring nature and holistic approach toward working with her clients, ensures that they feel heard and understood. Tiarne is committed to providing client-centred and evidence-based care to empower individuals to live their best lives. Tiarne has completed additional training within Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP), DIR Floortime 101, Developmental Trauma, among others. Tiarne has interests in working with children and young people of all ages and abilities to maximise their full potential in their everyday lives.
Tiarne has recently relocated to Nhulunbuy and is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be living and working in East Arnhem Land. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, yoga, walking her dog and going on adventures. Tiarne looks forward to learning all there is to learn about East Arnhem Land.
Kristina holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy after graduating from the University of Sydney in 2019. After completing her final university placement in Darwin, the Territory had etched a place in Kristina’s heart, and she relocated from Sydney to the Top End a few months later.
Kristina is a young and enthusiastic therapist who is passionate about making disability care more accessible in the beautiful remote communities across the NT. Kristina loves creative problem solving to empower participants to achieve their goals. Kristina has interests in equipment prescription and home modifications to allow people to stay in their homes as long as possible, skill building, carer training and respite/ return to country advocacy to enhance quality of life. Kristina is qualified as a FIM Assessor and holds a Level 2 Postural Care Accreditation Certificate.
Kristina recently relocated to Nhulunbuy after working as a private OT in Darwin for the past two years. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys camping, going for long drives, reading recipe books and cooking for her friends. She is excited to jump right in to all beautiful Arnhem Land has to offer and is already on the hunt for her first statement fishing shirt.