Cathie completed her Physiotherapy degree at Cumberland College of Health Science. She has been working in hand therapy since 1986, and gained her experience in the management of hand and upper limb conditions through working at the Sydney Hospital Hand Unit. Cathie has been consulting as a hand physiotherapist for more than 30 years on the northern beaches.

Cathie is an Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (HTCC) and a full member of the AHTA. She currently consults from both the rooms at Northern Beaches and Pacific Hand Therapy.