When working with clients I love to focus on the idea of – calm it down, build it up. Focusing on this idea allows us to implement specific treatments or strategies to improve comfort and pain. We can then focus on what you want to get back doing and increasing strength often plays an important part in this.
Having spent my younger years playing football I have experienced my fair share of sporting injuries and thus time spent with a physiotherapist. It was these interactions with passionate physiotherapists that helped me achieve my goals that inspired me and drove me along this career path as a physiotherapist.
Although my initial interests were sparked with sports, I now really enjoy working with people who have been experiencing persistent pain, low back pain in particular, and post-operative rehabilitation.
I started my career as a physio in Melbourne in a clinic that had a strong focus on achieving long term positive outcomes with clients. I found it really rewarding helping people achieve their goals and creating long term sustainable lifestyle habits. It was always my plan to move back to SA and with the great facilities on offer at PhysioWest and their similar philosophies in which we share it made the decision to move back easier.
Outside of work I like to think I am an active person, I enjoy playing football through the winter and just generally being outside during the summer. My Mum and Dad are on a sheep farm near Bordertown so I am quite often back there helping where I can and enjoying the outdoors. On Sundays you will quite often find me relaxing with my partner Amelia and our two dogs Winston and Willow.
I studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Studies), Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) and Master of Physiotherapy at University of South Australia. I have also completed courses in DMA clinical pilates, McKenzie lumbar spine assessment and treatment, dry needling and an APA cervical spine course.
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