I have over 20 years of clinical experience in private practice treating musculoskeletal, spinal and sports injuries. I’ve completed two degrees, a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Curtin University), and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (UWA), plus all four levels of DMA Clinical Pilates. I enjoy combining manual therapy and active rehabilitation in my approach to injury management.
I’ve worked both locally in Perth and overseas, and recently returned from Singapore where I owned a successful physiotherapy and pilates practice for several years. I have worked with various clients such as back/neck pain patients (with or without an ergonomic focus) and sports injury patients with a focus on triathletes, cyclists, runners, footballers, golfers, and dancers.
I particularly like the challenge of problem-solving and tailoring treatment plans and goals to the client’s specific needs. I believe empowering people with knowledge and solutions makes a difference in people’s lives.
I’m very focused on understanding the biomechanics and cause behind your injury/pain to ensure the correct treatment and functional rehabilitation approach is used to optimise recovery and injury prevention.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
Spine – back pain and neck issues
Ankle injury and rehabilitation
Sports-related injuries – running, triathlons, tennis, golf, cycling, football
Lower back pain may present in a number of ways depending on the underlying causes. Common symptoms may include a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Pain may be just in your back or radiate into your buttock, groin, legs or feet. You may also experience pins and needles or numbness in the buttock, legs or feet.
Physiotherapists are experts in providing lower back pain treatment. Although some episodes of lower back pain can be self-limiting and resolve by themselves, physiotherapy can help achieve a faster recovery, with a reduction in pain and an increase in mobility and function
Although some episodes of lower back pain can be self-limiting and resolve by themselves, physiotherapy can help achieve a faster recovery, with a reduction in pain and an increase in mobility and function, hopefully reducing the severity and length of the back pain episode. This will also assist in reducing the likelihood of future back pain episodes.
“Stretch and Strengthen your glutes!” – What exactly are the glutes?
October 16, 2019
“Stretch your glutes!” Strengthen your glutes!” These are common terms you hear in sports injury rehab and injury prevention. What exactly are the glutes, their function and the importance of them with regards to injury?
Not only does the beach offer a change in scenery, relaxation, and a potential source of motivation for training, it also offers a change in the surface that is lower in impact and ground reaction forces.
Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a term for pain on the front inside part of the lower leg. Shin splints involve inflamed muscle, tendons, and the thin layer of tissue that covers the bone.
Hydration in sport is vital to replace the loss of fluid that our body perspires, which controls our body temperature as we utilize energy.
If we do not replace this fluid we overheat and dehydrate, which may lead to a decrease in performance and an increased risk of injury.
Calf strengthening is not only a common denominator in alot of lower limb rehabilitation programs, but also plays an important role in lower limb mechanics, as well as a key aspect of injury prevention for certain lower limb injuries.
There are five good reasons why calf strengthening is important.