About Me

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I am a postdoctoral physiotherapist with expertise in managing acute and chronic 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 consult all musculoskeletal conditions, with special interests in the following conditions:

  • Hypermobile Spectrum Disorders (HSDs)
  • Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and connective tissue disorders
  • Neck, back, shoulder and arm pain, including but not exclusive to:
    • cervicogenic headaches and dizziness
    • whiplash and associated disorders (i.e. dizziness, headaches, visual disturbances)
    • concussion syndrome
    • thoracic outlet syndrome
    • nerve impingement, neuropathies, radiculopathies, disc-related pathologies
  • Hip pain, including but not exclusive to:
    • hip impingement syndromes
    • lateral hip pain – bursitis, tendinopathies
  • Work-related injuries (Workcover claims)
  • Complex, car accident related injuries (Compulsory Third Party, CTP insurance claims)

I regularly keep myself informed on the latest evidence on HSDs, EDS, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Starting of 2020, I am involved in Project ECHO  (Group 3B) launched by The Ehlers-Danlos Society and led by Consultant Rheumatologist & Acute Physician, Dr Alan J HakimProject ECHO is a telemedicine program that involves health professionals from all around the world to share knowledge, expert updates and have case-based discussions on EDS and HSD. Later in the year, I will be involved in the Allied Health Australia ECHO program.

An individually-tailored and multi-modal approach including advice and education, real time ultrasound (RTUS), electrical muscle stimulation, strapping/taping, dry needling, Clinical Pilates, exercise prescription and manual therapy are applied to my physiotherapy management.

Professional Memberships & Registrations:

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Education:

  • 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)

Honours & Awards:

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

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Courses & Workshops: 

  • Project Echo Allied Health Professionals The Ehlers-Danlos Society, Australia (Pending Year 2020)
  • Project ECHO The Ehlers-Danlos Society, London (Ongoing from Jan 2020)
  • Ehlers-Danlos Society Conference – 2018 Sydney Health Professionals Day
  • Real Time Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation – Neck, Shoulder, Trunk, Pelvic Floor & Hips by Dr Alison Grimaldi
  • Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation by A/Prof Natalie Rando & Leia Barnes
  • Cervicogenic, Oculomotor and Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment post concussion by Dr Julia Treleaven
  • Clinical Assessment and Management of Whiplash by Dr Trudy Rebbeck
  • Making Sense of Temporomandibular Disorders by Dr Guy Zito
  • Watson Headache Institute – The Role of C1-C3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache Level 1 Foundation Course
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental Layering & Dry Needling Course for Physiotherapists
  • Management of Cervical Disorders by Prof Gwendolen Jull, Dr Julia Treleaven & Dr Lucy Thomas
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Management of Cervical Spine Disorders Workshop by Prof Gwendolen Jull
  • DMA Clinical Pilates for Physiotherapists Unit A
  • Data Analysis using STATA by Dr Asad Khan

Active Interest Groups:

  • Hypermobility Interest Group Team Member – led by Team Leader Sharon Hennessey (PhysioTec Physiotherapy)