APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Fiona is a physiotherapist with a special interest in movement dysfunction. She understands that movement patterns (the way we move) affect how our bodies function. She believes that by increasing our awareness, and improving our movement patterns, we can minimise injuries and improve degenerative conditions.
Fiona graduated in physiotherapy in 1987 and completed a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2001. She joined this practice in 1996 and in 2002 became a Senior Associate.
Fiona uses a combination of manual techniques, motor relearning (specific exercises) and postural training to address your pain and unhealthy movement patterns. Modalities that she may draw on during treatments include dry needling, physiotherapy manual techniques, fascial manipulation, taping and cranio-sacral therapy. She has extensive experience in exercise rehabilitation including Pilates, The Feldenkrais Method, Body Mind Centering and especially yoga. She has been a dedicated Iyengar Yoga practitioner for 14 years.
As a level 1 Hatha Yoga instructor and with 13 years experience teaching the ‘Key Moves’® classes she now combines these unique skills in the ‘Key Moves 4 Yoga’® class. Fiona intends to focus on teaching yoga for musculoskeletal health and mindfulness at a beginner’s level.
She is a collaborative author of two papers on diagnosis and therapeutic care in spinal pain in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.