Originally hailing from Deniliquin (NSW), Pip was a natural sports enthusiast, playing tennis, netball and soccer, as well as swimming during the warmer months. At age 14 she moved to Melbourne, attending boarding school for the completion of her senior school studies. A gap year ensued, in which she worked a plethora of jobs to support a 6-month European adventure. Upon her return she resumed her studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science / Masters of Physiotherapy from Latrobe University.
Like a number of female athletes (unfortunately), Pip ruptured her ACL at age 16, whilst playing netball - she required a knee reconstruction & then underwent the months of rehabilitation required following it. This was her first introduction to the physiotherapy profession, a profession she has grown such an affinity for as it means today she can play tennis and netball and snow ski both symptom and fear free. Like her own physiotherapy experience as a patient, Pip strives to ensure all of her clients optimise their health and wellbeing by enhancing their function and achieving their goals.
Pip also completed a physiotherapy internship with the Carlton Football Club, and continues to work with their AFLW side. She is passionate about the prevention, management and rehabilitation of sporting injuries. Equally, she has a strong interest in women’s health, helping both antenatal and postnatal women manage their pain and other related issues.
Best thing about my job?
Achieving client goals, both big and small
Greatest challenge in my role?
Keeping on top of paperwork / admin
Favourite body part to treat?
Lower limb – hip, knee, ankle
Collingwood (bribed from a young age!)
I can’t say no to a cheese platter!
I try to relax by?
Exercising and listening to calm/soft music
Top 5 dinner guests?
Nigella, Rafael Nadal, Missy Higgins, Hamish Blake and …..
If I wasn’t a physio, I would be…
A food critic