Kristen completed the Graduate Entry Master of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland in 2014. She has a special interest in golf, having been a previous elite-level amateur golfer with the Queensland Academy of Sport. Kristen enjoys treating and managing cervicogenic headache, neck and shoulder pain and injury as well as the foot and ankle complex, lower back and sacroiliac joint pain, tendon injuries and orthopaedic post-operative rehabilitation. She has a Pilates Diploma completed through Polestar Pilates Australia and joined their education team in 2018, first as a mentor and then as an Educator in 2021.
Kristen is passionate about continuing education and professional development with her additional training and professional development including:
• APA member with musculoskeletal and pain group memberships
• Manual therapy: Manual to great therapy, Manual Concepts 8 day Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy
• Treatment planning
• ACL non-surgical management
• Dry needling including advanced dry needling for the lumber spine and lower limb
• Watson headache® – Level 2
• Oov Level 3
• Strength and conditioning for physiotherapists
• Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
• Rocktape kinesiology taping
• Vestibular assessment and rehabilitation
• Rehabilitation and Pilates informed exercise for neurological conditions, lower back pain, gluteal tendinopathy, shoulder instability and scoliosis
• Attendance at the Pilates Method Alliance USA annual conference, 2019
Kristen has also completed work as a research assistant through the Queensland Academy of Sport’s Centre for Excellence in Applied Sports Science Research where she was involved in projects investigating Achilles and patella tendinopathy and femoroacetabular impingement in athletes. Being an overall movement enthusiast she believes in, and participates in, a variety of activities including Pilates, weight training and yoga. When not in clinic, you can find Kristen outside walking her dog or on the golf course.