Sian is an Australian physiotherapist currently living in San Francisco, California. Sian is in the final stages of transferring her Australian license to California and is now practicing Physical Therapy and teaching Clinical Pilates at TherapydiaSF.
Prior to moving to the US in early 2015, Sian worked for four years at Physica Spinal and Physiotherapy Clinic in Ringwood, Melbourne, Victoria.
In 2013, Sian has graduated with a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Melbourne University. Sian completed her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2009.
Her interests include the management of neck and back pain, sporting injuries and women's health. As well as individual consultations, she enjoys teaching clinical Pilates and functional rehabilitation programs.
Sian's goal as a therapist is to understand each individual's problem, and teach them the knowledge required to empower them to rehabilitate themselves. This is often done in a supervised class format or through an individualised independent program.
Sian enjoys working with a very wide range of conditions and levels of function, including early post operative rehabilitation or acute injury management, through to increasing athletic performance.
Alicia is a physiotherapist working at City Baths Sports and Spinal Clinic in Melbourne.
Alicia completed her physiotherapy degree in 2009 at Curtin University before working in private practice for three years in Perth. She was the physiotherapist for various football, lacrosse and cricket teams which sparked her interest in sporting injuries, in particular lower limb injuries and functional return to sport rehabilitation.
After completing her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2013, Alicia wanted to combine both her knowledge of sporting injuries with the detailed, structured assessment of the musculoskeletal physiotherapy field.
Alicia's aim of treatment is to find the source of the symptoms, make an improvement and ensure the patient understands their pathology and prognosis, while also addressing contributing factors.
In writing this blog, Alicia hopes to share current research, dispel commonly held misconceptions and increase the sharing of evidence and knowledge between physiotherapists. She aims to continue the critical analysis of evidence expected throughout the Masters degree.