Tahliya graduated from Curtin University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in occupational therapy. Tahliya’s interest in hand therapy sparked throughout her university studies with her interest in anatomy and assisting people to get people back to their usual activities safely.
Tahliya completed her final year practicum at The Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) which solidified her interest in the area. Upon graduation, Tahliya worked in private hand therapy for a year, she then moved to the hospital setting to gain a broader Occupational Therapy experience and worked across surgical, medical, and outpatient settings. It wasn’t long before Tahliya started to miss hand therapy and is now excited to be back in the area with HULC.
Tahliya is an active member of the hand therapy community, regularly attending hand interest groups run through the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). Tahliya has also participated in several professional development opportunities through AHTA, WA Occupational Therapy Association, and Hand Spark.