Heather graduated from the University of Sydney in 1984. She began working in private practice in 1985, initially in sports. She worked with the Australian Soccer Team, with Olympic and Commonwealth athletes and was a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games. Since 1990 Heather has worked at Sutherland Shire Physiotherapy Centre, becoming the director in 1993. She has extensive experience and training in the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions and injuries. She now focuses on the treatment of jaw pain (TMJ), headache, neck, spine and shoulder injuries and postural disorders.