1.Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I graduated from The University of Melbourne, in Australia. My experience in physiotherapy is predominantly musculoskeletal and sports management. I’ve been very fortunate to learn under great physiotherapists, from being a junior physiotherapist for Melbourne Victory to learning a lot about the hip and foot from the Australian ballet physiotherapists.
2. What are your interests?
I have so many loves, one of which is photography. I love shooting the everyday- ritualising routine, I call it, shooting in film and digital format. Connected to that is my love for time-lapses and video-making, I could spend hours hiking up on a freezing mountain capturing stars and cloud movements and be happy with a 10 second video and feeling like a master of time.
I also love painting, I will come up with a theme and spend months and months painting a series and then write poems and draw comics about it.
Another one of my loves is weightlifting, there is something magic about stepping onto a platform and performing a deadlift. The fluidity and strength combined. Wonderful.
3. Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
I was in Iceland for just under a month on my own, I decided I’d do a great solo camper van trip. I was feeling ecstatic, independent and very scared about it all. I had never camped alone and my orienteering skills were terrible. With a map in hand, I felt invincible. The first night, I tried to start up the gas stove, it took a lot of screaming as the whole thing lit on fire. Figuring out everything on my own, I was able to orientate myself around the country, as I hiked up high mountains on my own and cried at the top of every single one of them, not-to-mention having witnessed the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets and met some incredible people.
4. What is your area of expertise?
Treating lower back pain and associated leg pain, I spent a few years running a clinical Pilates programme with a strong focus on rehabilitation on lumbar spine dysfunctions and had a variety of clients who were recovering from spinal surgery to those wanting to improve on their sports performance.
5. What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
The joy I receive from helping patients recover is a remarkable elation, almost ineffable to describe. I absolutely love the process of recovery and the end results. All this fulfilment in addition to working with an excellent team.