Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor
What do you like most about being a Physio?
I enjoy making a positive difference in people’s lives every day. It is a privilege to be able to make such a positive impact on someone’s health and well-being.
Why did you choose to do further study in Chronic Pain?
Persistent pain is such a challenging area of medicine, and we still don’t have all the answers. I wanted to be able to offer the best available treatment to my clients and be comfortable with treating complex conditions.
What do you enjoy about teaching exercises to your patients?
I enjoy seeing patients progress week to week, becoming ready for new challenges. I help them achieve their goals; be it to be able to pick up their kids easily, go skiing or hiking on holidays, or get back to sport and dance.
Why is it that you consider Women’s health so important?
I think mothers in particular put themselves last on the priority list. It is essential to get proper assessment and treatment after having a baby, so that you are not dealing with complications down the track.
I recommend to all new mums to routinely have a post baby checkup so we can be sure all is fine.
What are some of the conditions you find rewarding to treat?
Conditions I find particularly satisfying to treat are headaches, as this makes a profound impact on someone’s mood and ability to think clearly. Many headaches can be relieved quite easily and I enjoy seeing the change in a client’s eyes and mood as the headache lifts.
APA Titled Pain Physiotherapist
I completed a clinical research fellowship, studying the effects of virtual reality exergaming on low back pain.
This has led to currently being enrolled as a PhD Candidate, developing a virtual hospital model of care to reduce hospital
admissions for back pain. I am passionate about staying up to date with research, and applying it to my clinical practice.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I love to walk, kayak and swim. I also love to paint with water colours and experiment in the kitchen by making fermented veggies such as sauerkraut and pickles.
To book with Alla to help you with:
- Women’s health
- Chronic pain
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain