Lisa Mains

Masters Physiotherapy Bsc(Hons)


Lisa’s journey to becoming a physiotherapist with the Edgecliff Physiotherapy team began in Canada with a degree in Kinesiology (human movement science) at the University of Waterloo.  She then pursued diplomas of remedial massage and sport, and then a Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.

Lisa has always had a keen interest in sports injuries.  She has worked with NSW state and national U21’s country hockey rep sides, rugby and American football, and currently works with Gymnastics NSW across all disciplines – men’s and women’s artistic, rhythmic, acrobatics, trampoline, tumbling and sports fitness.  She has completed the Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Level 2 course.

Lisa strongly believes that physiotherapy is most effective when patients understand the nature of their injury or condition and are empowered with knowledge about pain management strategies, activity modifications and progressions for returning to full function during their recovery.  Lisa incorporates manual therapy, dry needling, personalized exercise therapy and strategies for moving well – be it for sport, training, hobbies, work or daily activities.

Outside the clinic, you’ll find Lisa swimming, playing tennis, cycling or most recently, running.  She has completed numerous ocean swims and running events.  Lisa speaks French, some Japanese, after living and working in Japan for two years, and has more recently started learning Spanish.