Louise graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Notre Dame. She spent last year completing the final stages of her physiotherapy degree, which involved 20 weeks of intensive practical experience at different hospitals and private practices around Western Australia. Along with some of the major Perth hospitals, she also travelled to Geraldton and Mount Magnet discovering what was necessary in rural health, specifically youth and sports.
Louise works at Sportreat in the musculoskeletal and rehabilitation setting of physiotherapy. In addition to her clinical role at Sportreat, she works at St John of God Murdoch and The Mount Hospital treating post-operative orthopaedic patients.
She mostly enjoys physiotherapy treatment focused on the spine, predominantly the lower back, both acute and chronic issues. She believes this is a growing issue in Australians today and requires special attention to encourage participation in our activities of daily living, whether that be work, sport or even just cleaning the house.
Louise has a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, in particular women’s health and pilates, and she hopes to build on her expertise in these areas by continuing the work she has developed a passion for over the past five years.
To compliment her physiotherapy degree Louise has completed additional courses in Dry Needling (acupuncture) and Kinesiotaping. As well as Sports Level 1 Physiotherapy Management run by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
In Louise’s previous sporting life she was dedicated to full time gymnastics, and since then has participated in netball, volleyball and swimming. She believes this has given her a better understanding of injury management and prevention which drives her to assist others in a similar position.