Caroline is an Australian physiotherapist who has worked in a broad range of settings since graduating from the University of Newcastle. These include high level sporting teams in soccer, rugby union and AFL, as well as clinical work with a variety of musculoskeletal and sports patients.
Growing up playing high level netball, volleyball and enjoying equestrian sports, Caroline has always been involved in sporting communities and exposure to injuries and rehabilitation. This inspired her to pursue a career in physiotherapy, seeing the knowledge and expertise of physios in these settings and the positive impact they could make.
Caroline has enjoyed working clinically and with sporting teams/athletes over the last 3 years, with a particular interest in snow sports injuries, having worked in Australia at Mt Buller for the 2023 season. She is passionate about teaching clinical pilates and incorporating this into her treatment for a variety of conditions.
Get to know Caroline
University of Newcastle, Australia (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Honours)
- Coast Sport Physio and Sports Medicine
- Mt Buller Physiotherapy
- Strength, Stability, Stretching Clinical Pilates and Physiotherapy
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
A broad range of clinical experience from professional sporting settings to general population, and ability to listen and communicate to achieve the best patient outcomes and help the patient achieve their goals.
Favourite Conditions to Treat:
I love treating shoulders and neck pain due to their complexity, and how much you can improve patients’ quality of life when you help them recover from injury. I also enjoy orthopaedics (post-surgical rehab) including total knee or hip replacements, rotator cuff repairs and ACL reconstructions.
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
I am an avid horse rider, and love spending time at the beach, hiking and snowboarding. I am also a food and coffee lover.
What would be your personal motto?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Who is someone you admire and why?
Mick Hughes – an Australian physio that has been instrumental in research of ACL rehabilitation and development of widely used guidelines and best practice.
Your most-outstanding achievement:
Winning the Australian Physio Association Board of Directors student prize in my fourth year of university.