For Neela, the potential of physiotherapy to improve people’s level of function and participate in rich, fulfilling lives is personal. While she has had a lifelong passion for helping people, it was witnessing a friend undergoing rehabilitation that inspired the final-year physiotherapy student to follow physiotherapy as a career path. “Physiotherapy is far more complex and broad than people imagine. Musculoskeletal complaints and sporting goals are common treatment targets, but physiotherapy also covers neurological and cardiac issues.”

Indeed, Neela’s professional highlights include witnessing a stroke patient who had been confined to a wheelchair walk. “Helping people to achieve things they didn’t imagine possible and witnessing such fundamental functional and life improvements is beyond rewarding,” she says. Goal-oriented and equipped with intricate knowledge of schemes including NDIS, TAC, WorkCover and My Aged Care, Neela is a key member of Soaring Health’s community division.


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