Elizabeth Ward

Physiotherapist, Hand Therapist/Director

Graduating from Physiotherapy in 1984, Elizabeth worked in the public sector for 10 years as a senior orthopaedic and intensive care therapist, and with Ruth and Michael, opened Coastal Physiotherapy Clinic in September 2000.

Liz has been working in hand rehabilitation for 25 years. She graduated with a Masters in Public Health in 1995. She also completed a Masters of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) with a major in hand therapy in 2003.

Liz is a Life Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). In 2007, she was elected Vice President of the AHTA, and served 4 years in this role.

Elizabeth provides clinical leadership to the practice in the areas of Hand Therapy, splinting and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy.

Elizabeth is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


  • Physiotherapist
  • AHTA Accredited Hand Therapist


  • B.Sc.
  • PGD (Phty)
  • Masters Public Health
  • Masters Health Science (Physiotherapy)


  • Wrist instability
  • Complex trauma
  • Paediatric elbow and wrist injury