Physiotherapist Isabel’s interest in physiotherapy started from a young age after watching her mother practise and witnessing firsthand the impact Physiotherapists can have on peoples lives. This prompted her to undertake a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University.
Throughout her studies and clinical experience, Isabel developed knowledge in the management of many musculoskeletal conditions.
What Isabel treats
Isabel offers solutions for people who experience a range of aches, pains, and injuries.As an elite softball player, Isabel has intricate knowledge treating, almost anyone experiencing musculoskeletal pain, however the majority of Isabel’s patients to date have visited her for:
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Pelvic pain
- Sport related injuries
- Work related aches from sedentary jobs
- Poor posture and core muscles weakness
Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Alex Donald is available for appointments:
- Mondays 1pm-8pm
- Wednesdays 1pm-8pm
- Fridays 8am-8pm
- Sundays 8am-2pm
For more info on Clinical Pilates, see our Clinical Pilates page.
What to expect at your first appointment
Your first Physiotherapy appointment will be about 30 minutes long. Isabel will ask questions about your medical history, with an emphasis on the history relevant to your pain and/or injury. Isabel will then carry out a series of movement-based tests to determine the underlying causes and contributing factors of your pain/ concern (ie. the diagnosis). These tests may include a full spinal examination, postural assessment, orthopaedic testing, muscle testing, and neurological testing. If required, Isabel may refer you for x-rays or an MRI, however in most cases is not required to provide a diagnosis and commence treatment.
Patients are typically provided treatment in their first visit, unless it is determined that it is un-safe to do so.
Return and ongoing visits are usually 30 minutes long as well and offer treatment, home care exercises & periodic comparative assessments to work towards your goals. If appropriate, Pilates classes under Physiotherapist supervision will be recommended as part of your treatment plan.
How to make an appointment
To get started, give clinic reception a call on (02) 9878 5021. The clinic is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days.