Sharon Hennessey

Pilates Instructor

Sharon is always willing to take on clients with challenging conditions as she believes that everyone can improve and loves working with individuals to problem solve and achieve their goals.

Sharon completed her physiotherapy degree with honours from the University of Queensland in 1997. In the first five years of her career she developed a very broad knowledge base working in all areas of physiotherapy including hospital inpatient, neurological rehabilitation, women’s health, paediatrics and musculoskeletal therapy. Two of these years were spent working in London in large teaching hospitals and small rural based practices honing her problem solving skills and learning a diverse range of treatment modalities.

On returning from the UK in 2003, Sharon has been working in musculoskeletal private practices in Brisbane and joined the PhysioTec team in 2010.

Sharon attends physiotherapy training courses regularly with highlights including Pilates training, hypermobility/Ehlers-Danlos conferences, dry needling and weekly training/mentoring with Dr Alison Grimaldi (PhysioTec principal).

Sharon has a special passion treating those with joint hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as she has seen firsthand the progress and improvements that can be achieved with individualised, paced exercise programs.

As well as more traditional physiotherapy techniques (such as massage and mobilisation) Sharon has training in an integrated dry needling approach which looks at an individual’s issue within the broader view of the limb and body it inhabits.

Sharon enjoys progressing people into the gym for active exercise and Pilates. While always attempting to progress an individual’s strength she also balances this with an element of pacing and caution to ensure that any negative impacts of exercise are minimized.

Sharon relaxes by swimming, laughing and enjoying time with her young family.

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