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 two 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.
Kelsey graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. Kelsey enjoys the opportunity for patients to understand their injury and work through an evidence-based physiotherapy management plan together.
Kelsey likes to treat a wide variety of conditions and has a particular interest in knees, hips and ankles. Her exposure to netball at both local and representative levels, means that Kelsey has an understanding of the importance of clients training load and establishing a pathway to return to sport. After sustaining a knee injury which sidelined her for many months, Kelsey understands the difficulties of being injured and loves to keep patients actively involved through their rehabilitation journey.
Growing up in Ocean Grove Kelsey loves to get down to the beach, hit the netball court and explore the outdoors camping. If not there, you might find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Jack graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice; he has also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne. Jack enjoys educating patients about their injuries, allowing a collaborative and team-based approach to rehabilitation.
Jack has 2 decades of experience playing soccer, representing Victoria at youth level. This experience coupled with his current interest in combat sports such as BJJ and boxing, Jack is passionate about helping patients overcome injury and return to the activities they love. Jack has a particular interest in shoulder & neck injuries, and having had numerous injuries through sport and exercise, he is able to empathise with the common physical and mental challenges patients face.
Growing up in Geelong, Jack enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time on the coast and is willing to try any adrenaline-based activity at least once.
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.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Will graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelors of Exercise and Sport Science. He undertook a 2-year internship at the Collingwood Football Club in the AFLW high performance department, focusing on strength and conditioning, injury prevention and GPS data analytics. He also spent some time with the Victoria Storm touch football team, being a part of the medical staff on multiple national trips around the country.
Will grew up in Hobart, and as a teenager, he played representative football, and represented Tasmania in soccer and athletics. He has over 7 years of experience in resistance training, learning the fundamentals through training for his numerous sports.
He gained a passion for strength and conditioning and injury prevention at a young age after suffering 2 ACL reconstructions, and he uses his previous experiences to gain a deeper understanding of his clients, knowing what it is like to follow a structured program long-term for endless benefits in the future.
Will thrives on seeing individuals fulfil their athlete potential, as well as increase their mental health and quality of life through exercise.
Abbey is currently completing her fourth and final year at Deakin University studying a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. Thus she is passionate about promoting health and keeping people active. In pursuing a career in teaching, Abbey is always eager to interact with and help others. Welcoming you with a big friendly smile, she will ensure you receive the service you deserve.
Abbey is highly involved in sport, currently including Athletics and Netball, and enjoys an overall active lifestyle. Therefore she has experienced first hand the frustration of having niggles and injuries inhibiting her ability to continue doing what she loves. Therefore she understands what you may be going through, and will work with you to get you the treatment you need to get back to doing what you love!
Tess enjoys participating at a high level of Athletics, currently training towards her goal of representing Australia at the 2024 Olympics in the 800m race. Tess is also studying towards becoming a qualified Sports Dietitian at Deakin University.
Tess has a particular interest in nutrition, injury prevention, sports performance and has been involved in many sports since a young age such as athletics, horse riding, basketball, netball, football and swimming.
Tess has an extensive history of injuries and values the importance of looking after and listening to your body. Therefore, Tess will understand and emphasise with how frustrating it can be to be injured and how important it may be for you to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. With a friendly welcome Tess looks forward to helping you receive the treatment and support you need!