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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

Anne Waithman

Special Interest in;

  • Back and Neck Pain, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Osteo-arthritis, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Pilates, Biomechanics 

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.

Qualifications;

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

Jo Stilwell

Special Interest in;

  • Musculosketeal Physiotherapy, Back Pain, Chronic Pain Management, Shoulder Pain, Pilates, Yoga

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.

Qualifications;

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

Ella Cameron

Special Interest in;

  • Women's Health, Men's Health, Incontience, Pregnancy Care, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pilates

Ella graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne in 2004. She started working in general practice but over the last ten years has focused on pelvic health and now works exclusively in this area. SHe has completed postgraduate training and is passionate about educating and empowering her patients to gain control over this aspect of their life. Ella has a particular interest in pelvic pain and post-natal recovery and has worked in multidisciplinary urogynaecology clinics alongside obstricians and gynaecologists.

Qualifications;

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours 2004
  • Grad cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
  • Grad cert Exercise and Women's Health

Hannelie Roodt

Special Interest in;

  • Musculosketeal Physiotherapy, Back and Neck Pain, Pelvic Girdle Pain, TMJ Pain, Lower Limb Injuries, Dry Needlling, Pilates

Hannelie is a very experienced physiotherapist, having worked across Australia and internationally, for the past 23 years. 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. 

Qualifications;

  • Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy 1995

Lucy Joske

Special Interest in;

  • Musculosketeal Physiotherapy, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Pilates, Yoga

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 training in New York City as well as having compelted DMA clinical pilates training. More Recntly, she has worked in multiple areas of muskuloskeletal rehabiliation.  Lucy has a holistic approach in physiotherapy, and enjoys helping patients set and achieve ambitious goals.


Maeve O'Brien

Special Interest in;

  • Musculosketeal Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Women's Health, Men's Health, Incontience, Pregnancy Care, Home Visits, Pilates

Maeve has 17 and 1/2 years experience and has been full time excluding the last five years.

Qualifications;

  • Phyisotherapist - MSc Rehab Science 
  • PGCert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science 

Megan Campbell

Special Interest in;

  • Women's Health, Incontience, Pregnancy Care, Home Visits, Pilates

Megan has graduated from La Trobe University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Since then she has enjoyed working in both public and private rehabilitation settings within Australia and the United Kingdom. She is currently completing her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women's Health Major) at Curtin University. Megan has completed continuing professional development in Pilates through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institue (APPI).

Megan has a special interest in treating pregnant and postnatal women; as well as pelvic and continence issues. Megan also currently provides home visit physiotherapy and enjoys helping her patients improve their function. 

Qualifications;

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy - 2011

Renee Glen

Special Interest in;

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Pilates, Vestibular Treatement

Renee completed a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra in 2014. Renee has spent her early career working within an emergency department, which has driven her passsion for acute physiotherapy management.  Renee has a keen interest in Clinical Pilates and has completed her training through Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and is currently undertaking her certification process. Renee has a fondness for hiking holidays and spending with her dogs. 

Qualifications;

  • Masters of Physiotherapy (2014)
  • APPI Equipment kevel 1-4
  • APPI Matwork Level 1
  • APPI Pre and Post-Natal Pilates

Our physiotherapists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

 


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