About our Physios
We are both experienced and dedicated Physiotherapists who have been running our own personalised and boutique style clinic since June 2013 in Gardenvale, Melbourne.
We treat clientele of all ages who present with a wide variety of conditions. An holistic approach to treatment is of paramount importance to us and referral onto specialists will occur if the management of a condition is outside the scope of our expertise.
We are both extremely passionate about our work and caring for our local community and hope to continue doing so for many years to come.
Amanda graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1992. She has worked in a variety of locations and settings, from country Victoria to the U.K and more recently Sydney and Melbourne and has a wide range of experiences to draw from.
During her years in Sydney, she worked a dual role as a Physiotherapist and as a Rehabilitation Consultant, therefore being required to perform ergonomic assessments, functional assessments and modify workstations as needed. This has provided a solid base for understanding and educating clients when it is apparent that their workstation or work practices are contributing to their condition and how to correct the situation.
She became a Credentialled McKenzie therapist in 1999, assessing and managing spinal complaints and has been consolidating and building on these skills since then. Her key area of interest is subsequently spinal complaints, acute as well as the more complex longstanding conditions. With each new and existing client she ensures that the problem is assessed and managed holistically so that the client is able to return to as full and functional a life as possible after their rehabilitation.
Amanda has also been fully trained in the DMA Clinical Pilates method and has been teaching classes and taking individual sessions since 2003. She has found that Clinical Pilates follows on logically and complements the personalised/tailored McKenzie approach of subgrouping spinal complaints and working out directional preferences for the optimal outcomes for the client.
As well as the general peripheral injury management, Amanda also has considerable experience treating pregnancy related and post-partum spinal and peripheral complaints.
When she is not helping patients achieve their health potential, she loves to get outdoors and active with her partner and two boys whenever she can.
Amanda works full time from Monday - Friday.
Industry affiliations - Amanda is a member of:
- Australian Physiotherapy Association
- McKenzie Institute of Australia
Katherine graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2007 and has lived and worked in Melbourne since 2010.
Since graduating Katherine has experience in private practice and rehabilitation settings within New Zealand and Australia. This has meant she has been exposed to a broad population, working with the general public and competitive athletes respectively. Katherine was a competitive swimmer for 10 years and comes with a great understanding of return to sports after injury and sports rehabilitation.
Katherine's passion is to help people achieve their full potential by finding the cause of a problem as well as treating the symptoms in order to return people back to their optimal level of function. She has developed a wide range of specialized skills including training in McKenzie and Mulligan manual therapy techniques which are based on excellent clinical research in the management of spinal and peripheral joint injuries. She has trained in DMA and APPI Clinical Pilates which complements her postgraduate learning of spinal and peripheral injuries. She is also qualified in Dry Needling.
Katherine works Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the clinic and is available for all injury types and is passionate about returning people to work and play as soon as possible after injury and pain.
Outside of work Katherine enjoys spending time with her two young girls, lives for a good coffee and loves to run, swim and do Pilates in her spare time.
Industry affiliations - Katherine is a member of:
- Australian Physiotherapy Association