Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist
As the Business director and principal physiotherapist, I have owned and run Queen Street Physiotherapy for over ten years. My passion for physiotherapy rehabilitation started from playing sports at an elite level, sustaining sporting injuries and seeing how treatment and rehabilitation programs influenced my recovery and performance.
As well as sports physiotherapy, I have a strong interest in the treatment of workplace related injuries, which often present themselves in the form of back, shoulder and neck pain. My focus is to not only directly treat the injury, but to also work with the patient to develop appropriate workplace strategies and exercises to prevent the reoccurrence of these injuries.
My sporting background and educational focus on exercise and sports science gives me unique insight into effective, individualised treatment to assist individuals from a variety of sporting, workplace and musculoskeletal injuries.
Fitness is an important aspect of my life, so to keep fit I enjoy playing and competing in hockey, and dog sledding with my two Siberian Huskies, Flash and Sonic.
Physiotherapist and Practice Manager
From a young age, I have always enjoyed sports, competing at a national level for sprinting, a state level for Basketball and a regional level for netball. As an athlete myself, I understand the burden of injury at all sporting levels, novice and elite and the drive for a prompt recovery. I believe evaluating running techniques and strength allows for accurate exercise programs, with a focus on physical management. This aids me in providing effective long-term individualised injury management with my clients.
In addition to sports, I have a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and chronic pain rehabilitation. I treat muscular and joint problems with a hands on approach, having a special focus on neck, lower back and knee pain. Another special interest of mine is treating patients suffering from vertigo to reduce symptoms of dizziness, in addition to dry needling treatment. My passion is to work with patients from all walks of life to reduce and prevent pain.
I have been working as a physiotherapist in private practice since 2008, treating a large array of injuries including work related and sporting. I have a ‘hands on’ approach to managing injuries and enjoy educating my patients on their condition so that they can be fully involved in their rehabilitation. Since 2016 I have been the Physiotherapist for the Women’s Indigenous All Stars Rugby League team. Additionally, I am involved in the physiotherapy management of the junior Sydney Roosters NRL players who live in Brisbane. In the past I have worked with other teams such as the Fiji Women’s Rugby League team in 2019, the Redcliffe Dolphins Queensland Cup team, the Kedron Wavell Women’s Division One Hockey team, the Peninsula Power Football teams and the Great Britain Water Skiing team in 2011 when the World Championships came to Queensland.
I have always had a keen interest in Sports Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Occupational Health Physiotherapy, Lower Limb Biomechanics and Injuries, Post-operative treatment, Neck pain, Headaches and the use of Acupuncture Dry Needling during treatment sessions. I have completed further studies in all of these areas. My personal hobbies include playing Netball (I am still playing after 25+ years!), Rugby Union (Go the All Blacks!), Rugby League, Tennis…let’s be honest – I love all sports! I also enjoy going out for delicious food and a glass of wine on the odd occasion. I spend the rest of my spare time renovating my Queenslander, hanging out with my furry children Reuben and Roger, and spending quality time with friends.
Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
I graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours) at the University of Queensland. Since then, I have worked in private practice for several years treating a variety of sporting and workplace injuries. I strive for improvement in pain and future injury prevention through a personalised approach with hands on treatment, education and individualised exercises. I have undertaken further study in western acupuncture and studio pilates which I use in my daily treatment.
I have completed two post-graduate training courses in women’s health/pelvic floor physiotherapy. Through this, I am trained to treat pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, urgency and fit pessary devices for the conservative management of a prolapse. I also have extensive experience in pregnancy pain management as well as postnatal pelvic floor screening, abdominal separation and return to exercise guidance.
I love staying active myself through social netball, gym, pilates and cycling. I fill my spare time with family and friends and travel as often as I can, which often consists of a weekend beach getaway to scuba dive.
Remedial Massage Therapist
I worked at a clinical practice in Italy as an osteopath and physiotherapist, working with a range of sporting teams and elite athletes. Currently I am studying to become a qualified physiotherapist in Australia. My unique style of massage helps to relieve pain and injury. If you’re an athlete looking to perform at your peak my hands-on treatment is the key.
Remedial Massage Therapist
I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 5 years as Personal Trainer after I graduated Universita’ degli Studi di Roma Foro Italico with a master in Sport science and Posture.
Working as a Remedial massage therapist is a new skill I’ve learnt in Australia which I thoroughly enjoy!
I am very passionate about musculoskeletal system, literally head to toes!
I can treat any type of individual as long as they can handle a bit of pressure on their trigger points and enjoy a good and effective massage.
Please note: Maria cannot offer services that are covered by private health.
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