B.Phty, BPA (Dance), Adv Dip PA (Dance), APAM, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Member
Dominique earned a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Canberra in 2019. She has a strong background in classical ballet and contemporary dance and is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Dominique is an accredited Pilates Clinician and has completed her STOTT Pilates Level 1 and Level 2 certification and an Intensive Matwork Plus certification. Dominique is passionate about improving strength, flexibility and balance to support sporting and physical activities. She is also passionate about the prevention, management and rehabilitation of dance and gymnastics injuries.
Dominique enjoys cycling, dance and getaways to visit friends and family and adores her dog, Zalo.
Dominique has a strong interest in treating:
Ankles and foot
Andrea earned a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in 2015.
Andrea is an accredited Pilates Clinician and has broad experience in the management of musculoskeletal injuries, Pilates hydrotherapy and paediatrics, practising in Townsville, Brisbane and Canberra.
With a background as a gymnast and an avid hiker, she has an in-depth understanding of human movement. She is passionate about helping people reach their goals to get back to the activities that they enjoy.
Andrea enjoys hiking, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Andrea has a strong interest in treating:
Paediatrics (>12 years old)
Alyce earned a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra in 2013. Alyce was an elite basketball player and thanks to her experience at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Troy University in the United States, where she was awarded a basketball scholarship, Alyce has a keen interest in sporting injuries, rehabilitation and postural pain.
Alyce has a strong interest in treating:
Acute sports injuries
Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation (ACL, total knee
Snow sports injuries
External pelvic assessments
Pelvic girdle pain
In addition to holding a Master’s degree, Alyce is an Accredited Pilates Clinician (DMA & PIQ) and Dry Needling Practitioner.
Alyce loves good food, travel, fitness and playing with her family and dog, Tori.
Natasha earned a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University in 2014.
Tash is an Accredited Pilates Clinician and Dry Needling Practitioner. She specialises in prenatal and postnatal conditions and previously worked at the Perth Pregnancy Centre. Natasha is also passionate about Pilates and has taught Clinical Mat and Reformer Pilates.
Tash enjoys dressmaking, Irish dancing and camping in and around Canberra.
Tash has a strong interest in treating:
Acute and chronic neck, upper back and lower back pain
Pregnancy conditions (including pelvic pain, low back pain, upper back and rib pain, carpal tunnel)
Postnatal conditions (including mastitis, abdominal separation, pelvic pain, lower back pain, De Quervain’s)
B.H Sc (Physiotherapy), M.Sports Phty
Ryan earned his Master of Sports Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2017.
As a national, state and semi-professional basketball player for over 20 years Ryan understands the demands of elite sport and the need to manage injuries through training and competition loads. Ryan recently was selected to treat athletes at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and has extensive experience from working with ACT Academy Sport Athletes as well as extensive experience with non-athletes across a variety high pressure of environments and situations.
Over the last 13 years, Ryan has developed extensive experience and kept up to date with the latest research and in future is planning to start an extended scope of practice as well becoming a specialised physiotherapist.
Ryan has a strong interest in treating:
Complex nerve related injuries
Bone related injuries involving limb stress fractures
Simple and complex orthopaedic rehabilitation and conservative and post op rehabilitation.
Ryan’s physiotherapy services implement the latest evidence-based practice with injury prevention for tailored treatments plans, which target specific tissue with graduated reloading and hands on approach to manual therapy, exercise prescription, education and dry needing.
Ryan’s experience with athletes includes in both contact (rugby, rugby sevens, rugby league, gridiron) and non-contact sports (basketball, hockey, gymnastics, weight lifting and swimming and OZ tag and touch rugby).
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his young family, fishing, running and basketball.
Janet founded Higher Function Physio & Pilates in 2013 and brings over 34 years’ experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries across private, public and Australian Army healthcare. She has applied her craft in Toowoomba, Tamworth, Sydney and Canberra.
She earned a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) degree from the University of Sydney in 1987 and a Postgraduate Diploma of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney in 1990. She is an Accredited Pilates Clinician (DMA & PIQ) and Dry Needling Practitioner.
Janet has a strong interest in treating:
Acute and chronic spinal conditions
Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation
Janet is committed to evidence-based best practices. She is passionate about the importance of education and self-management to maintain long-term results and improve the quality of life of her patients.
Janet is skilled in treating both acute and chronic conditions and helping patients prepare for and recover from surgical procedures. She has brought relief to many patients with long-term and chronic conditions, reducing their pain and improving their quality of life and body function.
A keen skier and mountain biker, she is no stranger to the great outdoors and has great experience treating sports injuries and injuries from everyday life. Janet runs our Snow Fit programs twice per year.
B. Ex Phys & Rehab ESSAM AEP & AES
Sam graduated from the University of Canberra in 2020 with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation. Sam has a great passion for the prevention and management of chronic conditions through exercise therapy, lifestyle and behavioural change, and can help you navigate individual barriers when making these changes. Sam is a strong advocate for the use of the most recent evidence-based interventions to shape his treatment to prioritise client health outcomes.
Sam recently completed training with the Titleist Performance Institute, the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Players can book in to see Sam for an initial assessment where they will be taken through the TPI physical screen. This will help identify whether their swing characteristics can be attributed to physical limitations. From there, golfers will be able to work on their physical capacity with an individualised exercise plan.
Chronic hip and back pain
Mental Health and exercise
Ageing, falls prevention and functionality
Cardiopulmonary conditions and rehabilitation
Diabetes education and exercise management
Golf-Related Mobility, Strength and Conditioning – Titleist Performance Institute Certified
Sam provides an approachable and comfortable environment in which to campaign for the role of physical activity. His passion for movement, in the forms of golf and touch football take up his free time if not spending time with his family or kelpie, Mia.
Are you an experienced, passionate and caring therapist hoping to join our team?
Claire Golding provides professional therapy for professional people. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist who’s also a highly experienced Life and Career Coach, she has over 25 years’ experience in the corporate world and has owned and run several small businesses. She offers coaching and therapy services to help her clients overcome issues they might have been struggling with for many years.
Her approach focuses on what’s GREAT about you rather than what’s WRONG with you. Coaching and hypnosis are future oriented, goal directed and focused on solutions rather than on problems. Her approach is highly permissive and co-created and has a proven success rate.
“Together, we’re going to get that part of your mind that has been holding you back to stop, change sides and begin working with you powerfully — to create the future you want.”
Claire is an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation and is a government-accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, so some health funds will give you rebates for hypnotherapy sessions. Please check with your provider.
She can help you with:
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