Caroline Harley

Grad. Dip. Phys; M Sc. (Manip)
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Senior Associate

Caroline is a neuro-musculoskeletal and manipulative physiotherapist. Her interests are in movement dysfunction, especially as it relates to children.

Caroline takes a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Pain and injury is often a result of poor function, biomechanics and movement control. The focus of her treatment is the correction of movement dysfunction and postural control. Treatments includes fascial and soft tissue releases, joint mobilisation and movement re-education to regain optimal body alignment and function.

As a dancer at the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and later working as a physiotherapist with dancers and actors in London’s West End, her passion for movement therapy was born.

Having children gave birth to her interest in developmental movement patterns in babies and children, and the importance of core control in the development of gross and fine motor control and its facilitating effect on learning. Neural pathways in the brain are opened during development which integrate the brain and body for optimal function. Her passion for children to realise their optimal potential has driven her to introducing movement programs to local primary schools and also starting the ‘Key Moves 4 Kids’® class at Edgecliff Physiotherapy.

At a community level, Caroline also instructs a class for mothers and women, and is a volunteer physiotherapist for the Asylum Seekers Centre.

Caroline graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in physiotherapy and has a Masters degree in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from University College London. She is also a trained manipulative physiotherapist.

Caroline’s recent post graduate training has included the ‘LJ Lee Series’ in 2011, training as a cranio-sacral therapist with the Upledger Institute in 2005 and is now a teaching assistant in this method. More recently she studied visceral manipulation with the Barral Institute.  Visceral manipulation is a gentle but deep therapy that works on a physical and somato-emotional level. It has profound effects in the treatment of children and deep tissue injury and trauma in adults.

Caroline loves to get moving herself, cycling to work and running around with kids and a dog. She is also a practitioner of Iyengar Yoga, to keep some zen in her life!  She has instructed  ‘Key Moves’® classes since 2005 and loves the opportunity to share her passion for movement.