Physiotherapy is the profession of movement. It is about helping you enjoy life to the maximum by being able to move as well as possible. Over more than 30 years, I have been fortunate enough to work with many people to help them gain, regain or improve their movement. It has involved such a wide variety of circumstances and people:
- stroke patients, head injured patients, amputees, patients with neurological conditions
- patients who have had major trauma and/or major orthopaedic surgery
- sports people from purely social levels to elite level athletes
- helping workers with injury from the workplace return to work and their lifestyle
- people being limited by arthritic pain
- everyday people with sore backs or necks that interferes with their everyday activities
In each and every case, lack of normal, pain-free movement has impacted their life. My role has been to help these people get back their quality of life or to attain their maximal potential.
Whilst I do have a special interest in sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions, and have worked extensively in these areas, every patient's story and circumstance is unique and important.
Having graduated from Cumberland College of Health Sciences (now part of University of Sydney) in 1987, I started life as a Physiotherapist at Woden Valley Hospital (now Canberra Hospital) in Canberra. I then worked at The Royal Canberra Hospital and an aged care facility before moving into the private practice arena in 1989.
I started my first private practice in 1990 and operated it for 10 years. During that time, there was a heavy empahsis on exercise as a form of therapy and rehabilitation, and this resulted in starting one of the earliest exercise therapy / work conditioning businesses in Canberra. During this time, I gained a lot of experience in the areas of sports injuries and treatng orthopaedic conditions. I also worked with local and State Level sporting teams and sportspeople. The clinic was involved in the community by sponsoring local sportspeople and clubs.
I also undertook regular continuing education courses in the areas of sports medicine, manual therapy and orthopaedic conditions.
From 2001 to 2009, I worked in a variety of roles in Canberra, Newcastle and Wollongong including injury management adviser at a major Workers Compensation Insurer, overseeing work conditioning programs, Return to Work Co-ordinator at Macquarie Generation Power Stations and a Rehabiltation Provider.
I returned to working in private practice in 2009 at a top facility in Wollongong, again working with local sporting teams. Here I was also able to work with one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in NSW and gained great experience in the management of ACL surgery rehabilitation.
I established Movement and Performance Health Services in 2013 in Wollongong, relocating to Plus Fitness Gym at Corrimal in 2014. Here I was able to gain exposure to clients involved in a variety of traning spheres including power lifting, bodybuilding and strongman events.
The clinic moved to it's new home, The Gym Physio Clinic, in East Corrimal in April 2021. I am excited to have opened the new clinic that allows me the opportunity to provide greater assessment services, especially of sports and exercise-related injuries. It also allows for initial rehab to commence on-site and to more accutarely prescribe tailored rehabilitation exercises.
I am thankful to the many patients over the years who have entrusted their health and recovery to my care.
If your life is being impacted by injury, painful movement or reduced movement, please call to make an appointment to assess your condition and see if a physiotherapy programme can help you move better, live better.
Outside the clinic, my interests include Photography and Music, and I am a regular at the gym.