I grew up in Port Macquarie, before attending University of Newcastle. Following this I worked for a short stint at the John Hunter Hospital, before moving to Canada for over 10 years. There, I worked in a major hospital, as well as with a professional basketball team. I have now settled back in Port from 2020 with my family, and am enjoying the beaches and appreciating where we live on the beautiful Mid North Coast.
What do you love most about your job?
The best aspect of my job is the wide variety of people I get to meet. No two days are the same, and I am constantly getting to move around and help people return to what it is they most want to do.
Area of interest
After working in Canada on a Neurosurgery/ Neurology unit, I enjoy working with clients who have been through these units and are now back in the community. I believe there is an ongoing need to help recover/ or re establish identity after returning home, and making sure people can continue to enjoy their lives. I also noted an opportunity while in Canada that there is a gap in current concussion management and that this was something I have experienced as a participant in sport and as a practitioner. I now enjoy helping people who have suffered a concussion return to work, as well as helping the greater community understand the current best practices for concussion.
Your top tip
Everyone has had different experiences that have led them to seeing me as a physio, and it is that collection of experiences that makes them who they are. By understanding what is important to you, I think we can use that to help you recover in a purposeful, and as a result more successful way.
People would be surprised if they knew…
I am a passionate football fan and have spent the last few years celebrating the long awaited success of my team, Liverpool. I also try to keep up with my other ‘local’ north american sports teams such as the Maple Leafs, Raptors and Blue Jays all who hail from Toronto where we lived in Canada.
Find new ways to move and feel
Mid North Coast Allied Health help many people from all walks of life every year to reach their goals.
With many services on offer let’s find a way to make you feel better.
NDIS / Disabilty
Nutrition and Dietetics
Where to find us
If your mobility is impaired, let our team know and they can organise a home visit for you or someone you care for.
9A/84 Lake Road, Port Macquarie
Your Life Fitness Centre
180 Lake Road, Port Macquarie
Unit 4, 243 Oxley Highway
16 Laurie Street
18 Bonville Street
Sport and Fitness Precinct, within Ace Performance (T Block), 363 Hogbin Dr
1-7 Hurley Drive, World Gym
19 Market Street
Club Lime, 2B Moonee Beach Rd
Shop T21/15 Chancellors Dr, Thrumster