Background

Louise graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2003. Since graduating Louise has worked in a variety of health settings at The Canberra Hospital, in Community Health Centres, injury prevention & management unit in ACT Health and in private practice around Canberra gaining experience in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.

Louise began working in the specialty area of hand physiotherapy in 2006 and was soon to realise that this is where her interest laid. In 2013 Louise completed USA based specialisation exams in hand therapy to become the first Certified Hand Therapist in Canberra.

In 2010 Louise established a hand physiotherapy service at SportsCare and Physiotherapy, originally at Garran in partnership with the University of Canberra Physiotherapy student led clinic. A few years later the clinic was relocated to Barton and is now a hand clinic team with 4 hand therapists. The speciality service expanded to the north side of Canberra in partnership with Ochre Health at the Bruce campus in 2015. Louise works across both clinic locations.

Louise is involved with the local hands special interest group and presents at sports course run through the Australian Physiotherapy Association and GP training workshops. She also is passionate about creating the ideal workplace for her staff to stimulate learning and furthering the awareness of hand therapy in the Canberra community and surrounding areas through education and support.

Areas of Interest

Hand and Finger

100%

Wrist

80%

Elbow

80%

Tendon Overuse Injuries

80%

Shoulder

70%

Clinic Hours

Mon – 8:00am to 3:00pm – Barton
Tue – 8:00am to 3:00pm – Bruce
Wed – 8:00am to 3:00pm – Barton