I have nearly 25 years of experience as a Physiotherapist working in a range of areas, creating a unique skill set to help you reach your goals. I works holistically and functionally using a mind-body-movement approach and I invest time teaching you tips and tricks to continue your treatment away from the table or mat. I am known for my unique ability to get to the bottom of persistent or long-term issues that have been resistant to other forms of treatment. I regularly see people from all over Adelaide and country areas for consultations. Since opening Energy + Motion, I have also attracted some key international Women’s Health Physiotherapists to teach at the centre and I will continue to offer excellence in postgraduate education through the clinic.
I have worked in both Adelaide and London including musculoskeletal, sports & spinal physiotherapy, women’s health, hydrotherapy, respiratory physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy and persistent pain management.
I draw from a range of tools including hands-on release and mobilisations, acupuncture and dry-needling, exercise, yoga, Pilates, mindfulness, health and pain science and relaxation techniques to create a treatment programme that suits you.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Honours 1A in 1996 and have gone on to complete extensive post graduate training across a range of areas of Physiotherapy throughout my career.
I have a strong personal focus on cultivating a healthy mind and healthy body. I enjoy making a difference and working in partnership with you so you can discover and learn the tools to recover and re-establish vitality, ease and wellbeing.
I have enjoyed mentoring and teaching undergrad Physios at the University of South Australia and post graduate Physios in Australia and the UK. Career highlights have included assisting world renowned Physios Diane Lee and Linda-Joy Lee teaching their 12 day Integrative System Model (ISM) course in London.
I have developed and run programmes including Falls & Balance for the elderly, the 3 week Persistent Pain Management Programme (COPER), innovative Pregnancy Aquatic Programmes, Postnatal Recovery Workshops and Nurtured Mumma Birth Education workshops.
I am actively involved in local and international sports, women’s health, birth, wellbeing and Physiotherapy communities. I am a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Australian Continence and Women’s Health group.
Other highlights have included moving overseas and travelling. Adventures included cycling up mountains including Mont Ventoux, parts of the Italian Alps, Dordogne and Pyrenees and on my bike and hiking through the Annapurna region of Nepal.
Birthing and raising my two gorgeous children (you can call me biased!) has been extraordinary, stretching and expanding me in so many ways. Through having children I have also discovered a truer sense of self, resilience, love, connection, healing, tenacity and passion which all fire my belly and warm my soul and and serve me well personally as well as professionally.
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Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Autumn 2008, 37–47
Koch W (2011) Acupuncture and its use in the management of low back and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health, Spring 2011, 108, 24–34.