Nadia holds a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Monash University with a particular interest in the treatment of adolescent athletes and those in the creative arts (dance, gymnastics, aerobics & cheer).
As head Physiotherapist Parkdale Secondary College’s Elite Sports Pathway program Nadia works with up to 300 adolescent athletes across 6 sports weekly in injury assessment and management. She has also been working closely with Mornington Senior Soccer Club and Beaumaris Senior Football Club for acute injury management and return to play programs for various injuries.
Nadia’s interest in working with dancers stemmed from her own training which led her to appreciate the demands placed on a dancer’s body. She enjoys treating lower limb injuries particularly tendinopathy and knee pain as well as guiding dancers through pre-pointe assessments and strength programs. Nadia enjoys using Pilates, Dry-needling and Exercise as part of her treatments. However what Nadia likes most is equipping her clients with a good foundation of knowledge and strength to tackle any activity of their choosing and prevent future injury.
Best things about my job:
Teaching my clients what their bodies can be capable of and seeing the positive effect this can have on their overall well being.
Where you’ll find me on a Sunday:
Exploring local Sunday markets or on a spontaneous road trip.
5 Things you can expect from me as your physiotherapist:
- Patient & Understanding
Nadia’s experiences include:
- Physiotherapist Beaumaris Senior Football Club (VAFA, B grade)
- Physiotherapist Parkdale Secondary College Elite Sports Pathway
- Physiotherapist Mornington Soccer Club, Senior Mens (State 1)
- Lyndale Football Netball Club, Seniors (SFNL, Division 3)
- Ashburton United Soccer Club, Senior Womens (State 2)
- Sports Medic
Nadia’s qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science (Physiology)
- APPI Level 1 Matwork
- Dry- Needling