Annie has always wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to help people make a difference in their lives. Her goal is to help pain sufferers to break their viscous pain cycle and not let it interfere with their lives.
After finishing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Queensland, she has been keeping up with her learning and always making sure that she has the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. The techniques she has learned throughout the years include dry-needling, kinesio-taping, muscle energy and Mulligan techniques.
Working together with your other health professionals, Annie will always help you to find a realistic treatment plan that will fit into your lifestyle and help you to achieve your goals.
Clinical Pilates is one of Annie’s special interests. She believes it is one of the most effective rehabilitation tools to help people to recover from their injuries and most importantly, prevent their injuries from reoccurring. Her other special interests include the treatment of adult and paediatric musculoskeletal injuries (both acute and chronic), hypermobility, women’s health. Annie has had extra training in the assessment and management of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and urgency and has run special classes for pregnant women and new mothers. Her happy disposition and fun, friendly nature also help her to relate to children.
Her idea of the perfect weekend is watching the sunrise from her bike at the break of dawn, followed by relaxing in a nice café with the company of friends before enjoying a beautiful sunset, bringing the day to a close.
Megan completed her post graduate Physiotherapy Masters degree at the University of Sydney and has an undergraduate Bachelor degree in Health and Exercise Science from the University of New South Wales.
Megan’s primary interest area is within Women’s Health and she treats a variety of conditions including pelvic floor weakness and stress/urge incontinence for women of all ages, as well as pre and post-natal women. She has undergone extra training in this field and has presented to community groups regarding Women’s Health issues. Megan is also passionate about restoring optimal movement and function for areas surrounding the hip and pelvis, as well as with running injuries.
Megan enjoys running, touch football and Pilates and she teaches both group and individual Pilates classes here at Physiotec.
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.