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.
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.
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.
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.
Zac graduated from Bond University in 2017 after completing a ‘Doctor of Physiotherapy’ Postgraduate Degree. Prior to his Physiotherapy studies, Zac completed an undergraduate degree in physical education and worked as a physical education teacher for a short period of time. Zac makes all efforts to integrate his background in education into his physiotherapy work, ensuring his clients are empowered with the knowledge they need for optimal outcomes.
Zac has spent the entirety of his physio career to date working in the private setting, and has a special interest in the prevention and management of overuse injuries in runners and triathletes. Zac applies his knowledge and experience in load management and tissue loading to manage, and further prevent such injuries.
Zac believes in an active rehab approach and utilises gym based rehab interventions to help his patients regain the strength they need post injury, as well as for future injury prevention.
A firm believer of ‘practice what you preach,’ Zac also competes in long distance running and ironman triathlon and is coached locally in Geelong.
Joel graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy, and has since worked in private practice throughout Melbourne, including 2 years at Werribee Football Club in the VFL, treating various injuries and managing rehab programs.
Joel is currently studying his PhD at Monash University completing studies to investigate the biomechanics and motor control patterns of athletes and everyday runners with Achilles tendinopathy. This research keeps us up to date with the latest findings that can be applied to the patients at The Injury Clinic.
Joel believes in an active approach and movement-based rehabilitation is the key to optimizing return to sport and everyday life with the philosophy to keep you active during your rehab or recovery. Joel utilizes hands on treatment and dry needling techniques during his treatment as well as strength and training based interventions to restore pain free movement and return to your best.
With a background in playing Australian rules football and having completed multiple half and full Marathons, Joel understands the impact that injury can have on time away from sport and aims to reduce this through professional and open-minded physiotherapy intervention.
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.
James graduated from Deakin University in 2017 with a Bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Exercise Physiology. He is currently continuing his studies and working to complete a Masters in Applied Sport Science.
James has worked within the Strength and Conditioning Industry for 2 years in both Melbourne and Geelong. He has experience working with a variety of clients, inclusive of adult and adolescent athletes (recreational to elite) and the general population.
James has worked with a significant number of junior athletes in Melbourne, and as a result has developed a passion for athletic development.
James prides himself on working hard to assist his clients in achieving their goals; and is a very passionate about Strength and Conditioning and the integral role it can play in injury management/prevention and performance enhancement. He will go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals and improve your performance.
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.
Having had long-term injuries in the past, Sam understands the frustration and disappointment when your health does not go as planned.
You can be assured that throughout your experience at The Injury Clinic Physiotherapy, Sam’s aim is to have you relaxed and smiling every time you leave the clinic, feeling better than the time before.
Currently studying a Biomedical Science Degree majoring in Infection and Immunity, Sam is interested in how medical conditions and injuries affect the daily lives of individuals and how these conditions can be managed and prevented.
Abbey is very involved in sport, in particular Athletics. As a result of this she has experienced first hand the frustration of having niggles and injuries inhibiting the ability to continue running and doing what she loves.
Therefore she will understand what you may be going through and will do her best to get you the treatment you need to prevent or manage your injuries and get you back to your sport.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, Abbey is passionate about promoting health and keeping people active. She will welcome you into the clinic with a big friendly smile and ensure you receive the service you deserve.