Having graduated from Sydney University (Cumberland College of Health Sciences) with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in the 1980s, Neroli is an experienced physiotherapist. Since then she has worked as a physiotherapist in NSW, QLD, USA and a short volunteer stint in Nepal. Her patients have been seen in private practices, aged care facilities, an Indigenous community, hospital wards, on home visits to the community, and rehab facilities. The main fields she has worked in include musculoskeletal injuries, geriatrics, community visits, Indigenous patients, NDIS patients, student supervision and management.
Neroli is currently doing post graduate study in the area of Lifestyle Medicine. This examines the effects of our modern western lifestyle practices on physical and emotional wellbeing. This holistic approach to health is a good adjunct to her physiotherapy skills.
Currently Neroli is living on Palm Island with her school teacher husband and, through Alliance Rehabilitation, serving the varying physiotherapy needs of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the Island community. As the only physiotherapist usually available on Palm she treats a wide range of physio related issues within the framework of the multi-disciplinary team at Alliance Rehab.