Katharina joined the ARC team in August 2017 after moving to Sydney from Germany where she trained and then worked in neurological rehabilitation. Katharina has a special interest in treating clients with functional neurological disorder (FND) and is one of the FND team treating clinicians. She greatly enjoys working with this client group to help them to achieve their goals. She also has a passion and expertise in upper limb therapy and assists in leading this service to achieve best outcomes for clients through tailored treatment programs. This often involves incorporating ARC’s upper limb robotic technology and gaming therapy equipment to provide a modern and engaging exercise and rehab experience. Furthermore, Katharina is a certified PD Warrior Instructor and is involved in training other healthcare professionals both in Australia and Germany to deliver high quality treatment to the Parkinson’s population. She is the lead therapist for the robotic gait trainer, the Lexo, which assists in improving gait quality and walking endurance in a large range of clients with mobility problems. Kathi is also a key part of our education team that assists in delivering both continued professional support to staff and also teaching physiotherapy students during their clinical placements, helping them make the link between theory and clinical practice. In 2020, Katharina won The Don Stammer Award for Clinical Excellence as voted for by her colleagues. Katharina has worked in both the clinic and community teams at ARC, and you can now find her working full-time in the clinic, Tuesday through to Saturday. In her free time, Katharina enjoys being active in the outdoors and exploring National Parks in and around Sydney.