THE TEAM @ THE INJURY CLINIC GEELONG…

The Injury Clinic Geelong is committed to helping improve health and well-being, function and performance.

We will listen. Let us work with you to diagnose, fix and prevent your injury.

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

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LAURA ANDERSON

Laura graduated from La Trobe University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. She has since completed her post-graduate study to obtain a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy degree and earn her the title of ‘Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist’.
Laura has worked as a private practice clinician for 8 years, having worked previously in Melbourne and interstate. She has a special interest in the treatment and management of running-related injuries and is currently actively involved in running research at La Trobe University. 

Laura has recently completed a research project looking at foot strike pattern whilst running and its effect on injury, biomechanics and performance.

She has commenced a Master of Applied Science (Research) degree at La Trobe University that sees her currently involved in research projects including: The effect of running retraining on biomechanics and technique; The benefits & harms of beginner running programs; Foot strike transition during running gait; The effectiveness of wearable fitness devices.

 

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LIZ QUINN

Liz graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 2012 with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Physiotherapy.

She moved to Australia in 2013, and has spent the past four years working in private practice, gaining experience in the management and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal presentations.

Liz has a special interest in the management of the sacro-iliac joint (SIJ), and has furthered her education greatly in this area. She has also developed an interest in post-partum musculoskeletal presentations and is passionate about enabling the safe return to high level functional activities in the post-partum period. This has seen the recent development of The Injury Clinics “Strong Mums” program. This is designed to provide post-partum women with a safe, specific and specialised exercise program and aims to support the individual needs of each woman. 

Liz has also completed her dry needling qualification which assists her in the treatment of not only lumbar spine and SIJ presentations, but musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.

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SAM O’CONNOR

Sam graduated from La Trobe University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. 

Having worked in private practice since graduating, Sam has a sound knowledge of a wide variety both of musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries. He has extensive experience in the field of orthopaedics and has worked with clients post-surgery (joint replacement / joint reconstruction / ligament reconstruction / muscle & tendon repair / bone fractures) to design successful rehabilitation programs and assist them in getting them back to doing the things they love.

Sam has a thorough understanding of tissue healing principles, pain science and load management, that he applies effectively in his management of clients. He has an interest in strength and conditioning for both injury management and prevention as well as performance enhancement.

Sam has played a variety of sport including football, volleyball and basketball at both a representative and local level and has a particular interest in neck, shoulder and upper limb presentations.

DIETITIAN

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TIM STEWART

Tim has been working as Clinical and Sports Dietitian for the past 6 years across both Victoria & Queensland. He is an Accredited Sports Dietitian, having worked to gain this qualification through Sports Dietitians Australia. He has over 6 years’ experience working with elite, sub-elite and recreational athletes.

Tim is experienced in working with individual athletes (recreational to elite) across a variety of sports including endurance running, heptathlon, swimming and horse racing. Tim has also worked extensively with team sports including: AFL/VFL Football and State Level Netball.

Tim has previously worked at the Carlton Football Club, which involved monitoring of player body composition through DXA scanning, hydration testing, development of game day nutrition processes, menu reviews and nutrition education as well as cooking classes for the 1st year players.

Tim is currently working at La Trobe University as a lecturer and will be developing their “Sports Nutrition” subject in 2017. He is also looking to begin his research degree in 2017 in the area of Sports Nutrition.

Tim is a highly motivated & passionate individual. He has played both Basketball and Cricket at a representative level and has recently completed The Melbourne Marathon. These experiences assist him in his understanding of the complexities and challenges that are involved in sports nutrition.

Tim is here to simplify sports nutrition. He is realistic with his plans, and will work with you to help you improve your performance & achieve your goals.

CLINIC ADMINISTRATION

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KIM FAULL

When clients experience an injury or a setback in their chosen sport, it is not unusual for them to feel frustrated or anxious.

Kim is your first point of contact at The Injury Clinic, greeting you with a warm welcome and a friendly smile, and hopefully minimising that anxiety.

She is a wife, mum, daughter, sister and friend, all roles she holds in high regard and treats with great importance.

Until recently, Kim spent many years working in the retail industry, which allowed her that interaction with customers she enjoys so much.

An opportunity arose for Kim to revisit her administration experience and with the passion she has for fitness, health and wellbeing, The Injury Clinic was the perfect fit.

Kim enjoys time with her family, one on one personal training, running – both road and trail and early morning Bootcamp. She therefore understands the importance of listening to your body, recognising any little “niggles” and taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally. She is hoping to delve a little deeper into the subject of Sports Psychology in the not too distant future.

Kim’s aim is to make your experience at The Injury Clinic a relaxed and pleasant one, the very moment you walk through the door or pick up the phone to arrange your appointment.

LEAH TAIT

Leah is the happy, friendly face, ready to help out with any requests at the clinic you may have. Nothing is too hard or out of the question and there is not much that shocks her.

When she’s not at the clinic she is a wife and a mum with three young boys,  loving life’s busy hustle and bustle of after school sport and park plays.  

With a working background in administration she loves the fast paced environment and enjoys speaking to everyone who come into the clinic.  

Leahs aim is to have you relaxed and smiling every time you leave the clinic, feeling better than the last.

HANNAH MARTIN

When you visit The Injury Clinic, you will meet Hannah, our warm and bubbly personality greeting all clients of the Clinic.

With over seven years customer service experience, Hannah understands how important it is for clients to feel welcome and comfortable when they visit the Clinic.  Hannah is able to help you with any questions or requests you may have.

Hannah has a passion for health and is currently studying a health degree majoring in public health and nutrition.  She therefore understands how important maintaining good health and wellbeing is for everyone.

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