About Me

I am a postdoctoral physiotherapist with expertise in managing musculoskeletal injuries. I undertook a research and clinical career pathway, which led to several publications on neck pain, and the completion of my PhD at the University of Queensland in 2017.

Having worked in the private sector for many years, I can be consulted for musculoskeletal and physical conditions, with special interests in the following conditions:

  • Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSDs)
  • Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)
  • Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
  • Other Connective Tissue Disorders (CTDs)
  • Appropriate physical therapy for comorbidities related to HSD, hEDS, EDS, CTDs:
    • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
    • Dysautonomia
      • e.g. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Head, neck, shoulder and arm musculoskeletal disorders, including but not exclusive to:
    • Cervicogenic headaches and dizziness
    • Whiplash and associated disorders (i.e. dizziness, headaches, visual disturbances)
    • Concussion syndrome
    • Thoracic outlet syndrome
    • Craniocervical instability

I regularly keep myself informed on the latest evidence on HSDs, hEDS, and musculoskeletal conditions. I apply a multi-modal approach to management including advice and education, strapping/taping, Clinical Pilates, exercise prescription and manual therapy. Our Not Just Bendy Practice Principal Sharon Hennessey and I are involved in regular focus group meetings to create and improve our patient handouts, discuss case studies and share knowledge on the latest evidence-based practice strategies.

Professional Memberships/Registrations:

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
  • Medicare & DVA Provider


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health Science (1st Class Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia)
  • Diploma of Physiotherapy (Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore)

Other special interests:

  • Diploma in Piano Performance (London College of Music) (DipLCM)


  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Theses, University of Queensland (2017)
  • University of Queensland Idea Hub Travel Scholarship (2017)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, Australian Federal Government (2013-2017)
  • Three Minute Thesis for Honours Students Finalist, University of Queensland (2012)
  • University Merit Award, University of South Australia (2011)
  • Health Sciences Study Bursary Award, National Healthcare Group, Singapore (2007)

Courses & Workshops: 

  • Hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Related Disorders:
  • Head, Jaw, Neck & Shoulder:
    • Headache differential diagnosis and pathophysiology – Implications for management by Ken Niere (2021)
    • An Evidence Based and Clinical Approach to the Scapulothoracic Articulation by Dr Yaheli Bet-Or (2021)
    • QSports Medicine Webinar – Managing Concussion in Acute and Complex Settings by Dr Sharon Stay & Dr Olivia Galea (2020)
    • Workshop – Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation by A/Prof Natalie Rando & Leia Barnes (2019)
    • Cervicogenic, Oculomotor and Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment post-concussion by Dr Julia Treleaven (2018)
    • Clinical Assessment and Management of Whiplash by Dr Trudy Rebbeck (2018)
    • Making Sense of Temporomandibular Disorders by Dr Guy Zito (2018)
    • Watson Headache Institute – The Role of C1-C3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache Level 1 Foundation Course (2018)
    • Workshop – Management of Cervical Disorders by Prof Gwendolen Jull, Dr Julia Treleaven & Dr Lucy Thomas (2015)
    • Advanced Physiotherapy Management of Cervical Spine Disorders Workshop (Singapore) by Prof Gwendolen Jull (2010)
  • General Musculoskeletal & Neurological:
    • Making Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Less Complex by Dr James Ooi (2020) – Australian Physiotherapy Association Webinar
    • Online Workshop by Dr Alison Grimaldi (2020):
      • Anterior Hip & Groin Pain
      • Lateral Hip & Buttock Pain
    • Real-Time Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation – Neck, Shoulder, Trunk, Pelvic Floor & Hips by Dr Alison Grimaldi (2018)
    • Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound by Dr Alison Grimaldi (2018)
    • DMA Clinical Pilates for Physiotherapists Unit A (2017)
    • Musculoskeletal Segmental Layering & Dry Needling Course for Physiotherapists (2013)
  • Others
    • Data Analysis using STATA by Dr Asad Khan (2015, 2016, 2017)
    • Tutors @ University of Queensland (2016)

Physio Network Research Review Contributions:

  • Blog (Aug 2021) – Upper Cervical Instability in Hypermobile Patients
  • Open Access (March 2021) – Pain management in the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes
  • Open Access (August 2020) – Chronic fatigue in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Hypermobile type
  • Issue 31 (June 2020) – Symptomatic Joint Hypermobility
  • Issue 23 (October 2019) – Screening of the cervical spine in subacromial shoulder pain: a systematic review
  • Issue 20 (July 2019) – Prevention, assessment, prognosis, and treatment of concussion syndrome
  • Issue 17 (April 2019) – Dizziness, unsteadiness, visual disturbances, and sensorimotor control in traumatic neck pain – clinical commentary
  • Issue 14 (January 2019) – Clinical course and prognostic models for the conservative management of cervical radiculopathy: a prospective cohort study

Research Publications:

Research Conference Presentations: 

University Lectures:

  • Evidence for interventions to reduce and prevent neck pain in office workers. University of Queensland Physiotherapy Student Lecture, 2016-2017.
  • Promoting health in the workplace- the role of exercise. University of Queensland Physiotherapy Student Lecture, 2015.

Clinic Inservice Contributions:

  • Critical Appraisal of Research Evidence. Physiotec Physiotherapy Staff Inservice, 2019

Media publications: