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Michelle is a physiotherapist with 32 years of experience in providing quality care to clients in a diverse range of settings. She is passionate about encouraging clients to be an active participant in managing their own health and rehabilitation.
Following a long career in private practice, Michelle has most recently worked in the area of Primary preventative and Community Health in Southern Tasmania assisting people with chronic, complex conditions.
I enjoy the wide variety offered by my profession and love working with people of all ages. I have a special interest in the wholistic management of persistent pain particularly relating to spinal or pelvic conditions and occupational health, completing a range of further qualifications in orthopaedic manual therapy, paediatrics and acupuncture.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to be both healthy and happy, the role of the physiotherapist is to give people the tools to manage their own recovery and to work with them to achieve these outcomes.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that takes a whole person approach to health and well-being. Patient involvement in their own care through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment is at the core. It is a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing underlying physical issues.
The profession helps to maintain health for people of all ages and encompasses
rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion/fitness. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well. They also work closely with GP’s and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment.
Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care; physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps to repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life. Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, and maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.
I am a physiotherapist with 30 years experience providing quality care to patients in a diverse range of settings and across a wide range of conditions. I enjoy all aspects of my profession and am passionate about getting people active and healthy. I am skilled in orthopaedic and post-surgical rehabilitation and sports injury management in all ages, from the young to the young at heart.