Occupational therapy


Speech Therapy

Home Modifications 


Nouvita is a family run business started by Andrew & Jayne Hungerford. After working within property and health service industries for over 20 years, they decided to bring to the market an allied health business that can deliver high quality service from experienced client focused therapists.

We are real people who are passionate about seeing people fulfil their goals no matter what their starting point. With occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology within the one team, we can genuinely offer a holistic approach to your treatment giving you the knowledge that you have a dedicated team who actually work together toward your success!



Clinical Manager - Occupational Therapist

With over fifteen years' experience Jayne has worked within paediatric private practice, workplace injury, aged care and disability both within NSW and the NT. Jayne is passionate about helping others, providing clients with advice designed to support them in participating in everyday activities and making life easier. Together with her husband Andrew, she has created Nouvita to assist in providing an authentic and experienced allied health service. Jayne loves seeing the difference her involvement can make and watching positive outcomes from the interventions developed together.


Business Manager

Working for over 20 years within the property industry, Andrew has gained experience   both hands on the tools and also managing teams to maintain, operate, and develop residential and commercial properties. Andrew will ensure Nouvita keeps on providing the best service possible with a passion for seeing people achieve all they are made to be and finding the right solution rather than just a solution. When it comes to your home modification project, Andrew will be there to ensure the project is delivered with excellence from design through construction to achieve exactly the outcomes you desired.




Over the past thirty years, Vicki has gained comprehensive experience in neurology and rehabilitation and is focused on promoting health and well-being. She has extended her skills in recent years working within the NDIS. Vicki thrives on being part of a client's journey in good and challenging times, as this is what makes her career as a Physiotherapist so rewarding. Her rich life experiences have deepened her desire to provide authentic and specialised care for people of all ages.


Occupational Therapist

Over her extensive career, Joanne has gained significant experience in mental health, workplace injury, medico-legal and disability working in Canberra, Sydney, London and locally. She has held several management positions and now really enjoys being focused on delivering individual goals by working closely with clients with varying needs. Jo is our qualified driving assessor for OT driving assessments. 




Anna is an experienced senior therapist having worked since 2004 in the UK and Australia across the various  areas of neurology including acute stroke, neuro rehab, neuro medical and neurosurgical; including ICU and within community rehab. With a specialist interest and skill working within the neurological setting, Anna is passionate about working with clients to promote their independence and achieve their goals.  In keeping with this interest Anna has also completed extra training within Vestibular rehabilitation


Speech Pathologist

Having gained close to twenty years hands on experience as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of Rehabilitation, Medical and Palliative settings in private practice and community health environments, Rebecca considers it a real privilege to work with and support clients during a time of need or challenge. She believes her interactions often make her day better and assist her to grow more compassionate and understanding to the needs of others.

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Occupational Therapist

Since graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2012, Alex has gained experience working in aged care and disability. Early on in her career Alex worked with veterans and their families through the DVA and then since its inception, she has been working with participants under the NDIS. Alex has a passion for helping people achieve their everyday goals through person-centred therapy in their own homes and within their community. She has a keen interest in assistive technology and home modifications, with the aim of finding unique solutions to enable participants to achieve their goals.


Working within the NDIS, Aged Care, iCare and Private sectors. Nouvita can provide your allied health care services across the Newcastle and Hunter Region



Our team of Occupational Therapists specialise in working with adults. Working closely with individuals to identify their goals and assist them to participate in activities of everyday living. Our team has extensive experience across a broad range of injuries, illnesses and disabilities including (but not limited) to the following:

Stroke/ CVA, TIA

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Parkinson’s Disease

Spinal cord injury

Acquired Brain injury

Chronic regional pain syndrome

Cerebral Palsy

Spina Bifida

Down Syndrome

Huntington’s Disease


Our team of Physiotherapists specialise in the treatment of neurological conditions. They have extensive experience with treating an individual’s movement and function disorders that have originated from the body’s nervous and neuromuscular system. This can include the treatment of muscle weakness and loss of function, coordination and balance difficulties and uncontrolled muscle spasms and tremors. This is all done in collaboration with the individual to ensure their goals are aligned with the therapy program. Common neurological conditions which our team is familiar with include:

  • Stroke/ CVA, TIA

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Traumatic Brain injury

  • Chronic regional pain syndrome

We also offer group therapy sessions



Our Speech Pathologists provide assessment and intervention for adult clients experiencing any challenge related to their communication skills and issues relating to swallowing food or drink. Contact us for further details on these services:

  • Voice training and speech improvement

  • Rehabilitation following a stroke or traumatic brain injury

  • Neurological impairment conditions affecting language

  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)

  • Dyspraxia (coordinating mouth movements for clear speech)

  • Dysarthia (muscle strength related causing unclear speech)

  • Accent modification

  • Stuttering

  • Other communication difficulties

We also offer services to Nursing Homes working with clients who may have difficulty with swallowing (Dysphagia) or speech issues suchs as Dyspraxia and Dysarthria. These services can be run on an individual or group basis at the Nursing Home. Talk further with our therapists to find out exactly what we can offer.


We can design and deliver your major or minor home modifications from end to end. With our team of therapists, designers, trades and project managers you can enjoy a single point of contact for your works without the need to become a construction manager. You can have your project managed in-house from consultation through to delivery for minor to complex projects like:
- complete bathroom modifications / builds
- ramps, steps and walkways
- grab rails
- environmental control (home automation)
- auto doors
- lifts
- video intercoms
- security cameras
Talk to us today about what your project needs.

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Hayley graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and is passionate about working in complex neurological rehabilitation in both clinic and community settings. Hayley has a desire to specialise in spinal cord injury recovery and believes everyone should have access to progressive therapy to challenge their prognosis.  Other clinical interests include ABI and neurodegenerative conditions (MS, MND, FA and many more). She encourages her clients to strive for an improvement in their functional capacity and independence but also appreciates that therapy needs to be compatible with life – there is more to rehabilitation than physical alone!