I have always been interested in how the body functioned. I started learning about it when I became an aerobics instructor when I was in high school. I continued my studies with two bachelors. One in Sport science and another in Physiotherapy. During this time, I also studied shiatsu a form of pressure point treatment, yoga (Hatha) and massage. Keeping myself fit and active I was able to understand these principles that I had learnt better and assist my clients while working in gyms and massage clinics.
After graduating, as a physiotherapist I travelled around Australia and had the opportunity to work in a large variety of settings from private clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Where I built on the foundations I gained from my studies. The bulk of my work experience is in private practice from clinical work (in musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory), managerial and marketing.
I have shared my skill set with the community and assisted sports teams. While in Darwin I was club physio for the Nightcliff Tigers football club for two seasons (2015 / 2016), Masters games 2016 (Alice Springs) and National Netball 2017 for the u19s (NT). This year I assisted the Boulder Tigers (Kalgoorlie / Boulder).
I continue to study and maintain my fitness. Last year I completed the Gold coast marathon and I will complete a half marathon in Angkor Wat / Cambodia. I am planning to start a masters in acupuncture in 2018 to keep learning about whole body health and further my dry needling skills.
What I really appreciate about physiotherapy is the ability to help people. There are a lot of conditions that people do not realise that we can assist with, especially to manage pain or symptoms such poor function of a body system.
For example; cancer, vertigo (BVPP), post-surgical and respiratory problems (asthma – COPD).
Physiotherapy is not just back, shoulder and knee pain.