A-J is the principal physiotherapist at our North Sydney physio clinic. She is passionate about using a holistic approach to return you to optimal physical health, treating your pain and physical restriction and empowering you to heal yourself.
After 20 years of working in private practice working with clients from all fitness levels and age groups, AJ has learnt that there are no recipe treatments. Every patient is an individual and every injury has different characteristics. The assessment and treatment techniques AJ, and our other therapists use, assesses the whole body in a systematic and evidence based (scientific) way in order to determine the most effective treatment of your injury. This approach allows you understand your injury and to treat it completely. There is less likelihood of the injury returning with this approach, although life challenges us!
” I enjoy having the opportunity to apply the variety of skills I have learnt over 20+ years, and holistic principles, to see you return from injury to optimal good health.”
A-J has an interest in complex problems, those that have not responded to traditional methods of treatment. Particularly having an interest in nerve pain and the connections between different areas of the body causing pain. The underlying problem is not always where the pain is.
AJ began her career with a ‘hands on’ approach to physio releasing tight soft tissues (muscles and the connective tissue that wraps up every structure in the body) and postural and gait reeducation. Working with triathletes she developed a special interest in lower limb problems particularly the Foot and Ankle.
In recent years she uses the a whole integrated body approach to treatment. This treatment philosophy is from Canada and looks at the rib cage and spine and the total body as an integrated whole; that is how each part of the body influenecs another and hence your pain. The thorax/ chest region, being in the centre, links the upper and lower body and influences forsces transmitted from our arms to our legs and visa versa. It particularly affects our balance. It is amazing how many acute and chronic conditions respond to treatment with this approach (http://www.physiobodyandsole.com.au/thoracic-rings-and-their-treatment/). She has also trained in craniosacral therapy, excellent for treating headaches, migraines and chronic back pain (old disc injuries).
A-J has traveled the world, working in London in a sports practice in Harley St and as a ski guide in France where she fostered a love of moguls and freestyle skiing! She worked for a number of prominent private practices while completing further education in physio including Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics and Exercise and Sports Science. She established the Bridgepoint Physio practice in Mosman (now a different name) and Thredbo Sports Physio (now part of the AIS). She has toured with the Australian Ski Team and has been team physio for Mosman and Lindfield Rugby clubs and Kur-ring-gai Netball. She has presented a number of injury prevention talks and designed exercise programs for triathletes and running groups.
Besides a love of fast skiing…favourite pastimes include travel any where!, bush walking, cooking, philosophy and landscape design. She loves Yoga for her own wellbeing and likes to pass on the knowledge. She takes small group physio-yoga classes for injury rehabilitation, postural re-education and stress relief.
“Helping you to move through life free of pain and restore you to optimal physical wellbeing”