About Us

Barb and Matt Underwood

Barb and Matt met at the University of South Australia in 1997 whilst studying Occupational Therapy. They graduated in 2000 and moved to Ocean Shores on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. This region appealed to them because of the idyllic nature of the local environment and also great waves.

They worked for a number of organisations in the area including the local health service prior to setting up their private practice in 2004. Since then they have seen their business expand to deliver a broad range of clinical services for a wide variety of people, organisations and needs, including clinical OT, rehab case management, driving assessments, home modifications and equipment prescription, living skill assessments and more.

They believe in practicing what they preach - a healthy person is one who has a healthy lifestyle with a good balance of work, rest and play. They are passionate about their work as occupational therapists and also are dedicated to surfing, snowboarding, pilates and yoga. More recently Barb has become qualified with the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and NZ to provide Mindfulness Meditation Training to groups and individuals using an evidence based approach.



Matt was by my side from the initial unknown and terrifying ordeal of discovering I had an Acquired Brain Injury.



Matt has helped me heaps, he has taught me what it means to have an acquired brain injury.

Adam S


Our Coach is strong and fit, so her knowledge and presentation is real.

Allan W, Tweed Valley Respite