Our Team

The word team is central to the Beyond Boundaries Rehab ethos – everything we do is about involving everyone in the process to help people with a disability live a life without limits.

We have a team of highly experienced staff, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Accredited Exercise physiologists, and Allied Health Assistants.

Our vision is to enable a life without limits for all children, young people and adults with a disability.

Carly Stewart Director / Occupational Therapist

Beyond Boundaries Rehab wouldn’t be what it is today without Director/Owner, Carly Stewart. As a Director/Owner and Occupational Therapist at BBR, Carly oversees all operations and empowers staff and clients to develop their confidence, voice their ideas and lead new directions in services to achieve better outcomes for clients.

As a business owner Carly believes it’s important to maintain a high quality and cutting-edge service for clients, but also to create a workplace that offers diversity, flexibility and career growth that is achievable in a balanced way. To achieve this, Carly ensures positive communication and kindness remain the pillars of their operation.

Through innovative technology and flexibility tools, Carly has ensured BBR is an environment that encourages the growth and development of both clients and colleagues. In her attempts to build a positive team culture, ‘Dumpling Tuesday’ has become a regular occurrence as well as regular catch-ups with the team, Friday Funday activities and brainstorming sessions.

When she isn’t at work giving her team a pep talk or encouraging them to be the best version of themselves, you will find Carly dipping her feet in some water. With a big love for nature and the calmness of water, Carly loves to get out on her paddleboard or go for a walk along Nobby’s Breakwall whenever she gets the chance. She also loves to read, with some of her favourites being Work – Grit by Angela Duckworth & Dare to Lead by Brene Brown which can be found in their mini BBR library.


“If you don’t change where you are going, you will end up where you are going.”- Lao Tzu

Natasha Robards


Natasha Robards is one of our dedicated Physiotherapists at Beyond Boundaries Rehab. In her role, she helps to coordinate therapy assistant and hydrotherapy programs as well as provide community and centre-based therapy for our clients.

Her passion to collaborate and enrich the lives of others is something Natasha loves about working with the team. Through BBR, Natasha has been able to gain a deeper understanding of client needs, goals and future aspirations which enables both the client, their families and support teams to feel like they are all on the same page. This helps us to provide the best possible outcome for everyone.

No matter the size of the goal you want to kick, Natasha is dedicated to making sure you have all you need to get there. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys spending time at the local cafes and beaches, making sure she soaks up the very best of the Hunter region.

“You’ve got to risk it to get the biscuit.” – Anonymous

Dr Chanka Nanayakkara

Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and General Paediatrician

Dr Chanka Nanayakkara is a dual trained Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and General Paediatrician at Beyond Boundaries Rehab. The nature of Chanka’s role revolves around working with individual children and their families to help individuals achieve goals from childhood right through to adulthood.

Chanka is passionate about optimising the participation of children in school, at home, and within the community. This means a big part of her job revolves around locating and minimising restrictions in participation, so kids can live their lives to the fullest.

Being fortunate to live in the Hunter region, Chanka says she is very happy to have the opportunity to deliver her knowledge and personalised service to others in the area. Seeing the smiles on a number of kids’ faces from being able to help them is what keeps Chanka coming back every day.

Stacey Kukec

Therapy Assistant

Stacey is one of the wonderful Therapy Assistants on our team, at Beyond Boundaries Rehab. Day-to-day, Stacey works closely with other members of the team to conduct tailored therapy and program-related activities for clients.

She is passionate about learning and growing in her role as a Therapy Assistant and enjoys being able to provide support to a range of clients across the Hunter. Stacey says there is nothing better than being able to work in the fun, positive and energetic Beyond Boundaries Rehab environment.

When she’s not at work, Stacey likes to get out to explore Newcastle and visit the beautiful beaches and coastal scenery the city has to offer. You will likely catch her soaking up the relaxing atmosphere while sipping on a freshly brewed coffee.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it’s called the present.” – Master Oogway.

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