Growing up in Ballarat, Bella's passion for gymnastics started from a very early age (she was just 5 years old when she attended her first gymnastics session). Training over 20 hours per week as a National Level gymnast in her teenage years, Bella developed strong associations with her local physiotherapists who were able to help her maintain peak performance through a myriad of injuries. This inspired her to go on and study physiotherapy herself, so in 2016 Bella made the move to Melbourne for this purpose. She now holds a Bachelor of Applied Science/Masters of Physiotherapy Practice from La Trobe University.
Bella has strong acute injury management skills, having spent a number of years as Head Trainer with East Malvern Football Club where she was exposed to a variety of injuries. She also works in the post operative clinic with Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeons. Bella has also developed a strong interest in Pilates-based rehabilitation, and holds Level 1 Matwork and Equipment qualifications through the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute. She also completed additional training in Dry Needling for musculoskeletal trigger points in 2020, and utilises these techniques to assist those with long term muscle tightness issues.
In her spare time, Bella enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, going to the gym and cheering on her partner during his footy games.
Favourite thing about my job?
Having the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients and helping them to achieve their goals.
Greatest challenge in my role?
Treating all of the various conditions that come through the door.
Favourite body parts to treat?
Upper and lower back, knee and ankle.
I try to relax by?
Going for a walk, doing a pilates class or reading a book. I also love a bit of retail therapy!
Top 5 dinner guests?
My partner Sam, Ash Barty, Blake Lively, Ellen Degeneres and Jim Carrey
If I wasn’t a physio, I would be…
An interior designer (you should see my pinterest feed!)