Laurel graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours. She began her career at John Hunter Hospital, gaining a solid foundation working with a wide range of neurological conditions in both acute and rehabilitation settings. Laurel thoroughly enjoyed her neurological rotations. It was while working in the brain injury unit and the stroke rehabilitation unit she knew neurological rehabilitation was her passion. Laurel moved to Sydney to specialise in this field. She worked in inpatient rehabilitation for five years, becoming the senior physiotherapist at a private rehabilitation hospital. Laurel then moved overseas to pursue volunteer work with disabled children in Vietnam. Laurel joined the ARC team in 2017. She prides herself on helping clients maximise their function to achieve their goals. Laurel has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease and more complex neurological clients. Laurel is a PD Warrior certified instructor. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, ballroom dancing and playing with her beautiful baby boy. Laurel works in the community team on Tuesdays and Thursdays.