Carin Penberthy

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Carin Penberthy – Physiotherapist

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
  • Hip/groin injury
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle injury and rehabilitation
  • Sports-related injuries – running, triathlons, tennis, golf, cycling, football
  • Dry needling
  • Clinical Movement Therapy – private and small groups

To make an appointment with Carin Penberthy (08) 6389 2947 or click here to make an online booking.

Articles by Carin:

“Stretch and Strengthen your glutes!” – What exactly are the glutes?

“Stretch and Strengthen your glutes!” – What exactly are the glutes?

“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?
Beach Running – The Good & The Bad

Beach Running – The Good & The Bad

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.
Tips for Tennis Elbow

Tips for Tennis Elbow

If you suffer from tennis elbow here are some helpful tips for trying to aid recovery and prevent a recurrence.
Ankle Sprains – Do They Lead To Knee Pain?

Ankle Sprains – Do They Lead To Knee Pain?

Ankle sprains can often lead to chronic knee pain such as patellofemoral (kneecap) pain, jumper’s knee, runner’s knee.
Muscle Tears – Risk Factors

Muscle Tears – Risk Factors

The 4 top risk factors associated with muscle tears in sports.
Shin Splints

Shin Splints

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.
DOMS – What Is DOMS? (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS – What Is DOMS? (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS is a common result of intense physical activity that stresses the muscle beyond what it is accustomed to.
Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower back pain can be debilitating, not only from a pain point of view, but functionally can be very limiting and have a major effect on daily life and work activities. 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.
Lower Back Pain – what is lower back pain and the likely causes?

Lower Back Pain – what is lower back pain and the likely causes?

Lower back pain (lumbar pain) may present in a number of ways depending on the underlying cause. Pain may be characterised by a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Pain may be localised in the back or radiate into buttock, groin, legs or feet.
CALF STRENGTHENING – 5 GOOD REASONS WHY

CALF STRENGTHENING – 5 GOOD REASONS WHY

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.