A GLIMPSE INTO MY JOURNEY
Building the Foundation
I embarked on my journey over a decade ago as a dedicated physiotherapist. In the early years, my path led me through a range of healthcare settings, from public hospitals to private practices and elite sports. However, it didn't take long for me to realize a gap in my education — the absence of a framework for patient-centred care. I recognized the profound importance of psychology, communication, motivation, and behavior in the practice of physiotherapy — facets often left unexplored in my formal physiotherapy training.
A Life-Altering Moment
In 2017, my life took a profound turn. A road accident abruptly halted my career as a head physiotherapist and senior clinician. The accident left me with a myriad of injuries, the most impactful being the loss of complete function in my arm due to a nerve damage.
This incident became a catalyst for profound change, inspiring me to embark on a journey of self-growth rooted in Eastern philosophy. I embarked on a path of mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, with mindfulness meditation becoming an anchor of my daily life. The fire within me only grew, leading to the pursuit of two psychology degrees and a PhD candidature focused on the transformative potential of mindfulness in pain management.
Empowering Through Experience
Today, I proudly wear several hats: Integrative Physiotherapist, Mindfulness Practitioner, Pain Coach, and Mentor. My mission is to empower individuals who suffer with pain, guiding them towards a life filled with meaning and purpose. Drawing upon my profound personal and professional experiences, I'm here to lead you from the depths of suffering to the freedom that awaits.
Chronic/Persistent Pain Management, Chronic Illness Management, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Psychologically-Informed Approach, Sports Injury, Spinal Injury, Functional Rehabilitation
QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION
PhD Candidate at the Research Institute of Positive Psychology and Education at ACU
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours 1st Class) from University of New England
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from Sydney University
Graduate Diploma of Psychology from University of New England
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Clinical Pilates Instructor
Functional Strength and Conditioning Trainer