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Physiotherapists in Canberra

Back in Strength have a team of highly qualified practitioners to assist you with all your rehabilitation and physiotherapy needs. All our physiotherapists engage in relevant and productive continuing professional development.

Our team is characterised by:

  • Our genuine compassion and care
  • Our attention to detail and an extremely thorough initial assessment
  • Our passion to aid our clients to achieve their goals
  • Our ongoing commitment to professional development and continuing education
  • Our philosophy of treating our clients as we would our family.

Our team of therapists:

  • Anne Waithman
  • Jo Stilwell
  • Ella Cameron
  • Hannelie Roodt
  • Lucy Joske
  • Renee Glen
  • Linda Spinaze
  • Sally Gilbert
  • Maeve O'Brien
  • Amy Yates

Anne Waithman

  • BSc. (Physiotherapy)
  • MSc.
  • PGC Pilates

After many years of manual therapy and sports medicine, Anne became passionate about resolving painful conditions through evaluating muscle balance, flexibility and above all, control of stability systems in the body - preventing unwanted and inappropriate movement. This lead Anne to implement Pilates and core control training in the treatment of spinal pathology and pain, as well as sports and work injuries.

Anne has a Masters in Science (Biomechanics) and studied for a year at University of Technology to gain her post graduate certificate in Pilates Method. Anne has had 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist, has worked on sporting fields with NBL teams and football teams (both soccer and rugby), ventured into coal and gold mines with patients, been employed overseas and has taught at three universities in Australia.

To balance work, Anne enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs and planning adventurous holidays.

Jo Stilwell

  • B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy)
  • Grad Dip of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)

Jo graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. Jo has worked in private practice since 1997 and moved to Canberra in 2000. She worked in pain management for 3 years and completed a Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) from the University of Sydney in 2001.

Jo completed her clinical pilates training (levels 1-4) through DMA in 2012 and has attended additional mat class training through Pilates Institute of Queensland and APPI. She continues to attend professional development courses in physiotherapy and pilates, most recently an APPI course for pilates for runners and cyclists.

Ella Cameron

Ella has worked in private practice for 10 years following graduating from the University of Melbourne with honours in 2004. She initially worked in country Victoria where she treated a variety of conditions including general musculoskeletal, occupational, aged care, acquired brain injury and aquatic physiotherapy.She moved to Canberra in 2007 with her husband.

Ella has completed continuing professional development in Pilates with DMA and APPI, pregnancy and women’s health, aquatic physiotherapy, sports level 1 and 2, McKenzie method and dry needling.

Ella joined the Back in Strength team in 2014 having always held an interest in the use of exercise to assist in recovery, Following the birth of her own two boys, Ella has had a growing interest in women’s health and is currently completing her graduate certificate in pelvic floor physiotherapy.



Hannelie Roodt

Hannelie is a very experienced physiotherapist, having worked across Australia and internationally. Hannelie has a passion for helping people, and this is reflected in her drive to upgrade her skills in many areas of physiotherapy.She has particular interest in rehabilitation, back and pelvic pain, hip pain and treatment of jaw problems. 

Lucy Joske

Lucy graduated from La Trobe University in 2004. Since then, she has acquired a wealth of experience in both public and private settings in Australia, England and the United States.  With a keen interest in public health at large, Lucy completed her Masters of Public Health in 2012.  She spent her early career at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and as such, has a strong interest and background in paediatric physiotherapy. Lucy is a qualified yoga teacher, having done formal teacher training in New York City as well as having completed DMA clinical pilates training.  More recently, she has worked in multiple areas of muskulo-skeletal rehabilitation.   Lucy has a holistic approach in physiotherapy, and enjoys helping patients set and achieve ambitious goals




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