Viva Physiotherapy is a boutique physio clinic in the centre of the Melbourne CBD. We pride ourselves on treating your injury for the long term, providing not only relief from your pain but also a long-term solution to your injury. We are conveniently located on Flinders Lane near the corner of...Read More...
Physiotherapist and Pilates InstructorYear Joined
Originally from the Victorian countryside, Laura moved to Melbourne and gained her physiotherapy degree with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2012. Laura’s history with Viva Physiotherapy is somewhat serendipitous – after initially attending Viva as a patient, then completing part of her university placements at the clinic, she went on to teach Pilates classes casually once graduated. She has now returned to work full time at Viva Physiotherapy after spending the past year working in a large public hospital, gaining experience in a variety of areas including acute, postoperative and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, neurological and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Laura is especially passionate about Pilates and sports rehabilitation, and has experience in these areas through three years of work at North Old Boys St Patrick’s football club, two of which she worked as head trainer for the club. Outside of physiotherapy, Laura has a passion for keeping active and being outdoors. She is an especially keen rock climber, and also enjoys running, swimming, netball and yoga. Laura has had her fair share of sporting injuries in the past and thus can provide ample amounts of empathy for your own!
Director and PhysiotherapistYear Joined
Kathryn started Viva Physiotherapy in 2009 after completing her Masters of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia where she was the recipient of the Karim Khan Prize for Rehabilitation Science. Kathryn gained her bachelor degree with honours from The University of Melbourne.
Since then, she has worked extensively in private practice, both in Australia and the United Kingdom. She spent three years at the prestigious Fullham Physiotherapy clinic in London, specialising in conditions such as sports injuries (particularly distance runners), spinal injuries, pregnancy and Pilates, which she has lecutred on to her peers for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.
Kathryn has been recognised by TAC and Worksafe as an Occupational Physiotherapy Provider which means she is committed to returning injured people back to work.
Bede joined the Viva Physiotherapy team after jumping the ditch from Auckland, NZ in 2010. Originally from Christchurch, Bede had spent the last 10 years studying and working in Auckland. He completed his Post Graduate diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2007 and has worked with a number of Premier Club rugby and soccer team as well as acting as the sports physio for numerous other teams. Bede is also qualified to use dry needling as part of his treatment.
He enjoys running regularly and will usually aim to finish three half-marathons per year. Bede is particularly interested in sports and spinal injuries, and always enjoys a challenge.
Fiona graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science before moving to sunny Perth where she completed a Master of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. She worked in a large public hospital in Perth prior to returning to Melbourne in 2010, transitioning to private practice and teaching Clinical Pilates.
As well as Clinical Pilates, Fiona is also interested in sports injury rehabilitation and pre- and post-natal (pregnancy) physiotherapy Pilates.
Fiona is also recognised by Worksafe and TAC as an Occupational Physiotherapist. In addition, Fiona is qualified to use dry needling as part of her treatment.
Emma graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1999 and then after identifying physiotherapy as her passion, she completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Melbourne University with honours. Gaining vast experience at a physio clinic in the west of Melbourne, she gained experience dealing with sporting injuries and teaching Pilates, in particular she also developed a keen interest in the pre and post natal (pregnancy) population through these classes.
In 2010, Emma worked for the Werribee Football Club in the VFL, as part of this role she provided Pilates training for the footballers. She has also been physiotherapist for the VU Western Lightning Netball team in the Victorian Netball League for the past 2 years.
This article is taken from Viva Physiotherapy's blog regarding 'Injury Prevention'. Written by Physiotherapist, Emma Carter, it details the ways in which Pilates can benefit and help maximise sporting performance. For more great articles like this visit our blog at http://vivaphysiotherapy.com/injury-prevention-blogs-by-our-physios/
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