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David Allan

Principal Physiotherapist

How many letters do you have after your name? 

B Sc (honours): Physiology and Sports Science

BSc: Physiotherapy 

Grad Dip :Strength & Conditioning 

What made you want to be a physio? 

 

A combination of a background in competitive sports, multiple self inflicted injuries and deep seated interest in how the body works and moves. 

I love solving puzzles and I was also rubbish at maths.

What I'd like you to know before you come to see me 

 

The more you can tell me about how your injury is affecting you then we are in a better position to get you on the right path.

Also, I'm from Scotland,not Ireland, I'm not called Steve and i'm quite partial to a kit kat and espresso.

Most asked clinical question:

Often people want to know;

  • What's going on?

  • Can I get better?

  • What can I do about it?

  • How long is it going to take? 

 

These are the four questions I hope to have answered after our first meeting. 

What injury do you enjoy treating the most?

I do treat a lot more spinal related problems these days. Really it's more that I like treating peole who are commited and not prepared to accept their current situation.  

 

I do have a bit of a fascination / interest in all things tendon and nerve related.

 

Worst injury you've ever had?

Definately bilateral sciatica, that was not fun. However it was due to my own stupidity. After a few months of physio and rehab i got back to being stupid again.

 

When you're not physio-ing where might we find you?

 

During the week the coffee shop next door is always a safe bet.

Otherwise hanging out with family or trying to relive the good old days in the gym or on the judo mat.

In the summer the beach is the  best bet.

If stuck on a desert island what are your 3 must have items ?

  • Music, preferably on vinyl.

  • Coffee, preferably on tap.

  • Something heavy to lift or throw.

What is your super power?

I'm Scottish, I'm super enough!

Favourite Quote:

"The opportunity of a life time must be taken within the lifetime of the opportunity".

"watch this"...funny story.

Karina O'Leary

Senior Physiotherapist

How many letters do you have after your name? 

BSc (Hons): Physiotherapy 

MPhty (Sports): Physiotherapy

Grad Cert: Higher Education

What made you want to be a physio ?

Visiting my grandmother in hospital as around 10 years old - they seemed to have the "fun job".  Working in aged care facilities as a teenager I realised that working to get people to be able to 'do more' would be a very rewarding job.

What I'd like you to know before you come to see me: 

I will ask you many many questions. The more I know about what you need and want to be able to do - the better our rehabilitation plan together will be. 

I love a plan.... after your first appointment I will tell you what I believe is happening - and we will have a plan.

Most asked clinical question:

What's the plan:

- I will discuss what I believe is happening

- why I believe is the source of your problems

- detail with timescales your rehab

- discuss how our rehabilitation plan will reduce the risk of a reoccurrence.

What condition do you enjoy treating the most?

I have quite a penchant for lower limb injuries. I particularly enjoy restoring your function to not just pre-injury level - but even better than it was before!

Worst injury you've ever had?

Twanged my ulnar nerve

When not physio-ing where might we find you?

I spend many many hours a week at children's sports.

I'm pretty happy when out in the bush either on a moutain bike or on foot.

I love new hobbies - currently I'm entering the world of field hocke

If stuck on a desert island what are your 3 must have items ?

1) Dog

2) Lots of snacks

3) swimming pool !

What is your super power?

Getting clients to squeeze out one more rep!

Favourite Quote :

" thats not 30 seconds"

 

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Rochelle Kay

Senior  Physiotherapist

How many letters do you have after your name? 

BExSc : Bachelor of Exercise Science

MPhtySt : Masters of Physiotherapy Studies 

What made you want to be a physio?

I first went to the physio when I was 8 for an ankle sprain from soccer, from then on I was a frequent vistor. I feel like I was just training my whole life to be a physio

 

What i'd like you to know before you come to see me: 

Tell me what you want to achieve out of physio - and I will do my best to get you there!

Also I like dogs and I drink a skinny flat white ;)

Most asked clinical question:

What that scottish bloke said <-

What injury do you enjoy treating the most?

Neck pain and headaches, mostly because I suffer from it myself.

I also like weird and complex injuries, always enjoy a challenge!

Worst injury you've ever had?

Where do I start.... ? Rib fracture? Whiplash? Ankle Fracture? 

When not physio-ing where might we find you?

Either going on adventures with my dog, running through the trails or in the gym

If stuck on a desert island what are your 3 must have items ?

  • My dog 

  • Netflix 

  • A heavy barbell 

What is your super power?

Forcing people to exercise

Favourite Quote:

You know nothing Jon Snow

Rani Gough

Physiotherapist

How many letters do you have after your name? 

BPhty ( physiotherapy)

What made you want to be a physio ?

 I always knew I wanted to work in health and help people in some way and have a love of all sport. I liked the idea of interacting with people while working out solutions for them through physio and have loved it ever since I started.

What I'd like you to know before you come to see me: 

I will be asking heaps of questions so have some goal in mind of what you want to be able to do, whether its return to a sport, do the laundry without pain or a 50km hike. I am also an animal lover, so please come prepared with pictures or funny stories of your pets.

Most asked clinical question:

What’s the fastest way to get better?

What condition do you enjoy treating the most?

Lower limb injuries related to sports, because I love trying to come up with exercises which are targeted to the sport or activity that you play.

Worst injury you've ever had?

I’ve always been pretty lucky and have only really sprained my ankles a few times playing netball. Played through a carnival once to find out at the end that I had a broken finger and broke my toe once (that was painful enough).

When not physio-ing where might we find you?

Playing netball or Oz Tag, walking my dogs or hiding in my bedroom reading a book or binging on Netflix.

If stuck on a desert island what are your 3 must have items ?

  • My dogs (unless my partner is reading this and then him of course)

  • Endless amounts of chocolate croissants

  • A kindle with internet access

What is your super power?

Making people feel happy about exercising (or not so happy, but they do it anyway)

Favourite Quote :

“Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Something to live by

 

Sophie Kempton

Exercise Physiologist

How many letters do you have after your name? 

BSc: Exercise Science 

GradDip: Exercise Science (Exercise Physiologist) 

What made you want to be an Exercise physiologist ?

 Because it makes a difference with peoples physical , psychological health.

Love seeing the buzz they get out of achieving new skills of levels of fitness.

What I'd like you to know before you come to see me: 

We'll find the solution together. It's all about tailoring the plan to suit your goals, what you are capable of and what you want to achieve.

We want to make exercise a fun part of your lifestyle, that way you'll get maximum benefit.

Most asked clinical question:

How long will this take, and i'm not talking about the appointment.

What condition do you enjoy treating the most?

Osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Strength and conditioning over 50's.

Worst injury you've ever had?

Swimmers shoulder

When not exercise phys-ing where might we find you?

Walking my dog

If stuck on a desert island what are your 3 must have items ?

1) Dog

2) Lots of snacks

3) swimming pool !

What is your super power?

Getting clients to squeeze out one more rep!

Favourite Quote :

" thats not 30 seconds"

 

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