Tell us a bit about your role
I manage the physiotherapy team in within IMMEX, an occupational medical practice.I am based at the Waterloo, however we also have a Parramatta site. There are 3 full time physiotherapists including myself. We work very closely with the doctors within our clinic. My primary role is clinical, however I also take on a minor business development and marketing role as well as mentoring the team by arranging inservices and ongoing education. I also liaise with doctors, return to work co-ordinators and insurers in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
Generally I will see anywhere from 10-20 patients a day for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. I also complete pre-employment and functional capacity examinations. Recently I have been completing injury prevention programs for some of our clients so I have been preparing and delivering these. I also manage the day to day running of the clinic.
Do you have a particular area of clinical interest/clients you enjoy working with the most?
No specific area of interest, however our practice specialises in the management of acute (i.e day of injury) work related injuries. We have achieved some exceptional results in the management of acute soft tissue injuries. I really like the variety my role brings. It’s not just back, neck and shoulder injuries.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
Family. I have a 3 ½ year old daughter and a (nearly) 1 year old son. Gym a few times a week and social oztag with the boys (to keep me sane)
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Night owl (Not so much lately)
Tea or coffee?!
Either, whatever takes my fancy
A favourite quote?
We need to get moving. Our bodies were designed to run around and throw spears at wild animals not sit in offices and drive cars, trucks and buses all day.
What keeps you passionate about your industry?
Dealing with the diverse range of people. No day is the same, no 2 injured workers are the same and can’t be treated with the same approach.
3 words that best describe you....
Enthusiastic, friendly, pragmatic
Where can we find you?
Our waterloo practice is located at 561 Botany Rd.