Place of study and qualification:
Central Queensland University, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) 2017-2020
Skills in your role:
Being able to have the ability to provide advice and treatment for a wide range of conditions that affect joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons – for example sport injuries, post orthopaedic surgeries (ACL recon, total hip/knee replacements etc.), neck and lower back pain, and chronic pain conditions
Work experience in the industry:
Clinical experience as a student with Musculoskeletal, Cardiorespiratory and Neurological conditions. I also worked as an allied health assistant (AHA) at the Rockhampton Base Hospital during my final year of study, assisting the physiotherapists with complex treatments as well as completing individual AHA programs with patients as prescribed by the physiotherapist. This year will be my first working as a fully qualified physiotherapist.
Favourite topic you have learnt about or want to learn about:
Functional biomechanics was a subject that was touched on during my study, and I am definitely keen to further my knowledge in this area. I have always been fascinated with the relationships and interactions that various systems, segments and body parts have with one another that contribute to the ability to perform a type of function.
Top achievement to this date:
Winning two cricket state titles in 2015 – one representing Capricornia in the open schoolboys’ championships, and the other captaining the Rockhampton Grammar School First XI to its first ever state championship. I was also fortunate enough to represent Central Queensland and North Queensland Country sides multiple times up to the under 21 level, and was also involved in the Queensland junior development squads up until the under 17 level.
Hobbies outside of work:
I am an avid sport lover from a sport loving family. My favourite sports are cricket, rugby league, golf and basketball. I also enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends, who are all fantastic in putting up with my constant talking about sport!