About Us

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Danielle is the pocket rocket behind Bridge to Best. She brings 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist to the business that she started in 2018. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Danielle is working alongside a brilliant team, as both an Occupational Therapist and Director of Bridge to Best.

Danielle is a self confessed “people person” – she enjoys meeting people and has an infectious personality. Get her in the kitchen and she really comes to life! Danielle especially loves combining her interest in cooking with her passion for working with clients who have suffered brain injuries.

Danielle started Bridge to Best because nothing good happens in your comfort zone. Luckily, she enjoys learning and is not afraid of a challenge. She is surrounded by a brilliant team of professionals and strives to deliver exceptional services to clients and provide a supportive environment to her team. She strongly believes that by taking care of her team, they take care of the clients.

The core values that Danielle drives into the business are:

  • Communication: It’s a non-negotiable two way street. We are open, transparent and inclusive.
  • Efficiency: We get things done when we say we will.
  • Connection: We love meeting people and working with people. We get more done together.

Danielle is a member of OT Australia and ASSBI (Australasian Society of Study for Brain Impairment. She holds current AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) registration and is a FIM™ (Functional Independence Measure) credentialed occupational therapist.

Danielle has two small boys and a supportive “village” that affords her the opportunity to thrive amongst the chaos. She’s never too busy for those that are important to her. She loves cooking, dancing and a good workout in her spare time.










Nathalie is our Practice Manager at Bridge to Best. She brings with her 20 years of administrative experience in the health care sector.  With the view to expand her knowledge for patient care systems and an outlook to improve business services Nathalie is an ambitious part of the team always looking to streamline procedures and simplify complex matters that will ensure ease of integration for new contacts looking to employ our services. Nathalie is a helpful and supportive point of call.

Nathalie enjoys spending time with her family on weekends boating, gardening, listening to music, cooking up a storm and catching up with friends.



Miriam joined the Bridge to Best Occupational Therapy team in 2019. She has 17 years of experience working in the community in aged care, disability and transition from hospital. She brings to the team experience in equipment prescription, minor modifications and community based rehabilitation with clients with a range of neurological and physical disabilities.

Miriam’s strengths are all things practical! She loves to problem solve with you how to adapt your environment, use assistive technology and develop strategies to enable you to do all the things that are important to you! She is passionate about wheelchairs and positioning and ensuring that the right mix of comfort and function is achieved. Miriam loves working with people and the unique challenges each client’s situation brings. She loves the reward of seeing you achieve your goals!

Miriam is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and maintains an active membership with OT Australia and ASSBI (Australian Society of Study for Brain Impairment).

Outside of work, Miriam enjoys being active hiking, kayaking and riding in the outdoors with her husband and 2 young children whenever she can, but doesn’t mind a few lazy days on the couch reading and watching TV in between!





Jon joined Bridge to Best as a Therapy Assistant.  He has 9 years experience in supplying assistive technology equipment within the community.  He has worked in many different roles such as Delivery Driver, Equipment Tech, Product Specialist in light rehab equipment and Operations Manager.  Jon brings to our team extensive knowledge of equipment from daily living aids to complex rehab equipment along with his passion from providing people solutions to their independence.

Jon strengths are in all things customer service, he loves helping people make the right decision on equipment which enable them to be safer and have more independence in the community.  Jon is passionate about giving client’s back those moments that make life special.

 Outside of work he enjoys reading, motorbike riding, camping, basketball, the occasional video game and spending time with his family.  He loves working out in the garden and doing small projects around the home.  He’s a bit of a tinkerer!



Alida joined Bridge to Best in 2021 and has 7 years’ experience working with individuals in the community, helping them achieve their goals and to remain as independent as possible.  She values teamwork and enjoys not only working with an amazing team of occupational therapists, but clients as well to reach their full potential.

Alida’s strength lies in her ability to empathise with others and values trust and respect. When confronted with a challenge (or new technology!), she enjoys working and learning alongside others to improve her skills and in return, being able to educate others.

In her spare time, Alida enjoys the great outdoors and has a passion for ballroom dancing.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and believes in doing something that scares you a little every now and then, to push you out of your comfort zone!



Edel is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Bridge to Best team in October 2021. She has 19 years of Occupational Therapy experience working in areas such as acute hospital settings, rehabilitation, aged care and disability in Ireland, UK and Australia.

She is passionate about community care and prides herself on enabling people to reach their potential. Edel loves to see people achieve their goals and to have the privilege to do this gives her great joy.

Edel is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and maintains active membership with OT Australia.

Outside of work, Edel enjoys being active with her husband and 3 children and especially loves a beach or hiking day! Edel also loves to catch up with friends over a cuppa.



Sam began working with Bridge To Best in 2021 as a Therapy Assistant.  She is a valuable addition to our team with over 20 years of brain injury knowledge to draw from including professional positions, volunteer roles as well as lived experience.  She has worked within disability therapy and support, with clients that presented with a range of cognitive or physical disability both congenital and acquired.

Sam understands the complexity of everyday life after a severe brain injury.  She has been involved with ABI rehabilitation in both the hospital setting and within the community.  Sam experienced her recovery through the PA Hospital rehabilitation trajectory and has been involved with development and implementation of more recent additions to the continuum such as ABI-TRS and STEPS.

After experiencing her own brain injury she began a family business with her husband where she worked part time within the office environment.  This allowed Sam to problem solve and understand the need for management of the effects of brain injury such as fatigue, anger, behaviour, memory, confusion or concentration.  She also understands the need to feel independence as well as inclusion after a severe injury. 

Sam is able to relate to many challenges involved in daily living with a brain injury. As a wife and mum of teenagers she understands the rewarding, challenging, loving and tricky stages of parenting and relationships after a brain injury.  Cooking & gardening as well as exploring the outdoors with family and friends are hobbies of hers.  She understands the importance of connection and sense of belonging especially after a traumatic injury which is why she enjoys working with clients to rebuild personal connections. 

The complexity of a brain injury can not always be eloquently explained.  Sam understands that those with a brain injury are still wanting to maintain relationships, experience achievement and establish meaningful memories.  Sam wants to help each and every client succeed and grow with their recovery into their new normal. 







Danielle is the pocket rocket behind Bridge to Best. She brings 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist to the business that she started in 2018. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Danielle is working alongside a brilliant team, as both an Occupational Therapist and Director of Bridge to Best.

Danielle is a self confessed “people person” – she enjoys meeting people and has an infectious personality. Get her in the kitchen and she really comes to life! Danielle especially loves combining her interest in cooking with her passion for working with clients who have suffered brain injuries.

Danielle started Bridge to Best because nothing good happens in your comfort zone. Luckily, she enjoys learning and is not afraid of a challenge. She is surrounded by a brilliant team of professionals and strives to deliver exceptional services to clients and provide a supportive environment to her team. She strongly believes that by taking care of her team, they take care of the clients.

The core values that Danielle drives into the business are:

  • Communication: It’s a non-negotiable two way street. We are open, transparent and inclusive.
  • Efficiency: We get things done when we say we will.
  • Connection: We love meeting people and working with people. We get more done together.

Danielle is a member of OT Australia and ASSBI (Australasian Society of Study for Brain Impairment. She holds current AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) registration and is a FIM™ (Functional Independence Measure) credentialed occupational therapist.

Danielle has two small boys and a supportive “village” that affords her the opportunity to thrive amongst the chaos. She’s never too busy for those that are important to her. She loves cooking, dancing and a good workout in her spare time.





Nathalie is our Practice Manager at Bridge to Best. She brings with her 20 years of administrative experience in the health care sector.  With the view to expand her knowledge for patient care systems and an outlook to improve business services Nathalie is an ambitious part of the team always looking to streamline procedures and simplify complex matters that will ensure ease of integration for new contacts looking to employ our services. Nathalie is a helpful and supportive point of call.

Nathalie enjoys spending time with her family on weekends boating, gardening, listening to music, cooking up a storm and catching up with friends.



Miriam joined the Bridge to Best Occupational Therapy team in 2019. She has 17 years of experience working in the community in aged care, disability and transition from hospital. She brings to the team experience in equipment prescription, minor modifications and community based rehabilitation with clients with a range of neurological and physical disabilities.

Miriam’s strengths are all things practical! She loves to problem solve with you how to adapt your environment, use assistive technology and develop strategies to enable you to do all the things that are important to you! She is passionate about wheelchairs and positioning and ensuring that the right mix of comfort and function is achieved. Miriam loves working with people and the unique challenges each client’s situation brings. She loves the reward of seeing you achieve your goals!

Miriam is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and maintains an active membership with OT Australia and ASSBI (Australian Society of Study for Brain Impairment).

Outside of work, Miriam enjoys being active hiking, kayaking and riding in the outdoors with her husband and 2 young children whenever she can, but doesn’t mind a few lazy days on the couch reading and watching TV in between!



Jon joined Bridge to Best as a Therapy Assistant.  He has 9 years experience in supplying assistive technology equipment within the community.  He has worked in many different roles such as Delivery Driver, Equipment Tech, Product Specialist in light rehab equipment and Operations Manager.  Jon brings to our team extensive knowledge of equipment from daily living aids to complex rehab equipment along with his passion from providing people solutions to their independence.

Jon strengths are in all things customer service, he loves helping people make the right decision on equipment which enable them to be safer and have more independence in the community.  Jon is passionate about giving client’s back those moments that make life special.

 Outside of work he enjoys reading, motorbike riding, camping, basketball, the occasional video game and spending time with his family.  He loves working out in the garden and doing small projects around the home.  He’s a bit of a tinkerer!



Alida joined Bridge to Best in 2021 and has 7 years’ experience working with individuals in the community, helping them achieve their goals and to remain as independent as possible.  She values teamwork and enjoys not only working with an amazing team of occupational therapists, but clients as well to reach their full potential.

Alida’s strength lies in her ability to empathise with others and values trust and respect. When confronted with a challenge (or new technology!), she enjoys working and learning alongside others to improve her skills and in return, being able to educate others.

In her spare time, Alida enjoys the great outdoors and has a passion for ballroom dancing.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and believes in doing something that scares you a little every now and then, to push you out of your comfort zone!



Edel is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Bridge to Best team in October 2021. She has 19 years of Occupational Therapy experience working in areas such as acute hospital settings, rehabilitation, aged care and disability in Ireland, UK and Australia.

She is passionate about community care and prides herself on enabling people to reach their potential. Edel loves to see people achieve their goals and to have the privilege to do this gives her great joy.

Edel is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and maintains active membership with OT Australia.

Outside of work, Edel enjoys being active with her husband and 3 children and especially loves a beach or hiking day! Edel also loves to catch up with friends over a cuppa.







Sam began working with Bridge To Best in 2021 as a Therapy Assistant.  She is a valuable addition to our team with over 20 years of brain injury knowledge to draw from including professional positions, volunteer roles as well as lived experience.  She has worked within disability therapy and support, with clients that presented with a range of cognitive or physical disability both congenital and acquired.

Sam understands the complexity of everyday life after a severe brain injury.  She has been involved with ABI rehabilitation in both the hospital setting and within the community.  Sam experienced her recovery through the PA Hospital rehabilitation trajectory and has been involved with development and implementation of more recent additions to the continuum such as ABI-TRS and STEPS.

After experiencing her own brain injury she began a family business with her husband where she worked part time within the office environment.  This allowed Sam to problem solve and understand the need for management of the effects of brain injury such as fatigue, anger, behaviour, memory, confusion or concentration.  She also understands the need to feel independence as well as inclusion after a severe injury. 

Sam is able to relate to many challenges involved in daily living with a brain injury. As a wife and mum of teenagers she understands the rewarding, challenging, loving and tricky stages of parenting and relationships after a brain injury.  Cooking & gardening as well as exploring the outdoors with family and friends are hobbies of hers.  She understands the importance of connection and sense of belonging especially after a traumatic injury which is why she enjoys working with clients to rebuild personal connections. 

The complexity of a brain injury can not always be eloquently explained.  Sam understands that those with a brain injury are still wanting to maintain relationships, experience achievement and establish meaningful memories.  Sam wants to help each and every client succeed and grow with their recovery into their new normal.