Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
» Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) University of South Australia
» Master of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (University of South Australia)
» Post-graduate training in Muscle Energy Techniques (Lumbar Spine/Pelvis), Cervicogenic Headache Assessment/Treatment
» Member Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
» Titled-Member Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association (MPA)
Kerry graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2005, during which time she developed additional skills via her work as sports trainer for elite soccer teams. After working in hospital and private practice in Adelaide, she returned to study in 2008 to pursue her special interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy by completion of a Masters degree in this field, which included work at the Sturt Football Club. Her interest and additional skills in sports and related injuries attracted her to move to Canberra to undertake a role as the sports physiotherapist for the Ainslie Football Club, as well as continuing to develop strong manual handling and assessment skills in a leading private practice, Capital Clinic. Kerry initiated and implemented a musculoskeletal screening programme and education seminars for the athletes and coaching/training staff for a proactive role in injury prevention and health promotion, which was well regarded by players and officials.
A return to Adelaide provided Kerry with the opportunity to develop skills across the board at North Adelaide Manipulative Physiotherapy, incorporating a mix of clinical practice, pilates and hydrotherapy. As a physiotherapist at the SA Golf Injury clinic, allied to the practice, she developed her skills in biomechanics and analysis with golfers, taking part in musculoskeletal screens and 3D video analysis. Learning how to breakdown specific components of such a technical (and unfamiliar!) sport, assisted her ability to apply these skills across sports and everyday function, particularly in terms of rehabilitating clients to a higher level of function, and dynamic training.
Kerry has a personal interest in running and loves all sports. As a member of the SSOP team, she looks forward to working with clients in the treadmill video analysis available, to assist like-minded clients in successful return to running.