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Back In Strength
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Anne Waithman founded the Deakin physiotherapy practice in 2011. After many years of manual therapy and sports medicine, Anne had become passionate about long term resolution of 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 addition to the treatment of spinal pathology and pain, as well as sports and work injuries.
Anne built a reputation for her ability to rehabilitate lower back pain, and as such the practice was called Back in Strength. However, Anne began to have success with other spinal conditions, such as chronic neck pain, shoulder and knee pain, and gradually she shared her practice with like-minded professionals. Manual therapy, strapping, women’s health, dry needling and hydrotherapy have also been areas of practice diversification. Back in Strength now provides both physiotherapy and Pilates services for Canberra.
More recently we have become the first practice in Canberra to offer Redcord assessment and treatment. This can be taken as a complete treatment, or in conjunction with other services, such as manual therapy and Pilates.

Maeve graduated 2002 from Glasgow Caledonian University having previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick. Since then she has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne. She has gained extensive experience as a physiotherapist working in both in public and private practices in Scotland and around Australia. Her specialties include Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Yogalates, Tai Chi, functional rehabilitation (including instructing the “Bounce Back” rehab program), dry needling, and treating neck, thorax and sacroiliac joint pain using an integrated systems approach. She has a passion for treating women and helping them regain their fitness post pregnancy. She believes in treating her clients as a holistic individual to maximise their rehab potential.

Megan 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 & Pilates Institute (APPI).

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

We believe in prevention and work in collaboration with our patients to provide a long-term solution, rather than a quick fix. Our defining belief at Back in Strength is simple – we care about you
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