Laura founded The Injury Clinic with the goal of providing Geelong with a physiotherapy clinic focussed on evidence-based practice and the best possible outcomes. This has evolved to include a team of like-minded health professionals working together to help clients achieve their goals. She is lucky enough to work alongside, and with, wonderful clients and a wonderful clinic team.
Laura graduated from La Trobe University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. She has since completed post-graduate study to obtain a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy degree and earn her the title of ‘Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist’.
Laura has worked as a private practice clinician for over 10 years, having worked previously in Melbourne and interstate. She has a special interest and a wealth of experience in the treatment and management of running-related injuries.
Laura is currently enrolled in a PhD at La Trobe University looking at Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome in recreational runners. She has previously completed research looking at the effect of gait retraining on running related injuries, biomechanics and performance.
When clients experience an injury or setback in life OR in their chosen sport or activity, it is not unusual for them to feel frustrated or anxious.
Kim is your first point of contact at The Injury Clinic, greeting you with a warm welcome and a friendly smile, and hopefully minimising that anxiety. Kim is a wife, mum, daughter and friend – all roles she holds in high regard and treats with great importance. You can be assured Kim will treat you, as a client, with that same level of importance.
Kim has been with The Injury Clinic for over five years now, after an opportunity arose for her to revisit her administration experience, and with the passion she has for fitness, health and wellbeing, this role was a perfect fit for her.
In her spare time, you will find Kim enjoying time with her family and dogs, Raff and Florence. Kim also makes sure she finds time for personal training sessions, running and Pilates. She does understand the importance of listening to your body, recognising any little “niggles” and taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally. She would love to expand on her interest in Sports Psychology to compliment her role at the Clinic.
Kim’s aim is to make your experience at The Injury Clinic a relaxed and pleasant one, the very moment you walk through the door or pick up the phone to arrange your appointment.
Liz graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 2012 with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Physiotherapy.
She moved to Australia in 2013 and has since been working in private practice settings, gaining experience in the management and treatment of musculoskeletal presentations. Liz believes using a combination of hands-on therapies (including dry needling) and targeted strengthening exercises achieves the best results for her patients.
Liz has a special interest in the management of the pelvic pain and dysfunction, consequently she has furthered her education greatly in this area. With this interest she has naturally developed a further interest in post-partum musculoskeletal presentations and is passionate about enabling the safe return to high level functional activities in the post-partum period. Having recently become a mum of twins, Liz has first hand experience of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and is currently navigating her own recovery post partum.
Lachie graduated from La Trobe University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy Practice. Since then, he has gained valuable experience in a range of settings, including private practice, sports clubs and occupational health.
Lachie has been fortunate to blend his professional life with his passion for football, being the head physiotherapist of Whitefriars Old Collegians Football Club in the VAFA for the past 3 seasons. He also has a keen interest in treating athletes from a variety of different backgrounds, including cricket, hockey and athletics. He finds that the best results for his patients begin with a thorough examination, enabling treatment to target specific deficits. Lachie treats using a combination of exercise prescription, education, hands-on and dry needling.
Growing up in Melbourne, Lachie spent a lot of time playing community and representative sport. Since recently moving to Geelong, you may find him running along the Barwon or playing local cricket.
Darby graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Darby has a keen interest in treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries and has a particular interest in lower back and leg injuries.
Having grown up playing representative sport and taking part in elite junior pathways, he is passionate about sport. Darby was a trainer for a local football and netball team. During that time, he really enjoyed helping players prepare before games and assisting them return from injury during the week.
Darby’s many years of playing sport comes with the understanding of frustration with injuries and pain. He enjoys tailoring each treatment session to allow patients to reach their health and fitness goals and get them back to what they love doing.
Sam graduated from Victoria University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She has since completed a Masters in Dietetics and her sports nutrition qualification earning her the title ‘Accredited Practising Dietitian’ and ‘Sports Dietitian.’
Sam is currently the Sports Dietitian at the Western Bulldogs Football Club. She previously worked with Collingwood Football Club and has years of experience in private practice. Sam has a special interest in working with AFL, netball, athletics, endurance events and a range of other sports. Sam is involved in sessional teaching at Universities to help educate future health professionals.
In her spare time Sam loves to spend time with her partner, family and her two dogs Indi and Scout. She loves to travel and explore new places and cafes. Sam continues to play state league netball which keeps her fit and gives her lots of enjoyment as well as running, water-skiing, HIIT and Pilates.
Sam is passionate about giving everyone access to quality nutrition support to assist with their training and help them reach their goals.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ben graduated from Deakin University with a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science and has been working in Strength and Conditioning and Athlete Development for 3 years, with athletes across many sports and levels, including time with the Melbourne Rebels youth 7’s, Geelong Grammar Scholarship Athletes, and the Barwon Sports Academy program.
Ben grew up playing representative levels of Football and Cricket, while also training for Athletics. This is accompanied with over 10 years of weight training experience after finding a love for it at a young age.
He has a strong interest in training for performance and injury prevention by finding root causes of pain, instability and mobility issues, while having a great understanding of what is involved in competing.
Ben finds pure enjoyment through seeing improvement and success of his clients, and believes that it played a major role in establishing his passion for coaching.
Cassie is Canadian and moved to Australia in 2015. Since then, she and her partner have built a home and adopted their dog, Ziggy. Her interest in health and fitness was sparked a couple of years ago after joining a gym that she loves and working through improving a wrist injury.
Cassie is now working towards completing her Certificate IV in Fitness with the goal of becoming a personal trainer. She is looking forward to helping people improve their physical and mental wellbeing. She strongly believes movement is a major factor in supporting mental health and makes it a priority whether that’s at the gym or going for a walk with the dog. She is looking forward to booking you in to get you moving again!
Ebony loves to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. She participates in indoor netball and enjoys weightlifting. Ebony is currently finishing her Bachelors of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University and a Bachelors of Psychological Science at Deakin to become a qualified Sports Psychologist. Ebony has participated in many sports since a young age including athletics, cross country, and triathlons, so she understands the importance of injury prevention and looking after your body to minimise injury risk.
Ebony will be here to help you get the right treatment and will help answer any questions you may have.