Carli completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at LaTrobe University in 2004. She was awarded the Eliza McAuley Memorial Prize for the highest clinical marks in final year physiotherapy. Since graduation she has worked in private practice across Melbourne, specialising in Sports Physiotherapy. Carli completed her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2010. She has worked with a number of sporting organisations over the past 11 years and also instructs courses for SMA and RACGP. Carli works as the AFL Victoria Academy Physiotherapist, servicing their elite State representative teams, and has previously held a similar role at the AIS.