Our Physiotherapists are all skilled clinicians, each with over 20 years experience working in the field of Physiotherapy. It is this “body of work” that enables insight into conditions of pain, dysfunction and altered mechanics. It is the ability of the therapist to identify dysfunction, treat, educate and direct management that allows the patient to improve and gain the confidence to set about changing the problem.
We are constantly evolving as therapists to bring the most recent advances to our practice.
Continuing education is mandatory for Physiotherapists in Australia and all Physiotherapists at PhysioEvolution participate in continuing education beyond the minimum requirement in order to apply the most up to date treatment.
Catherine Clear BAppSc (Physiotherapy) GradDipManTher MAPA
Catherine has been working in Private Practice for over 25 years. She was the original Principal of Willoughby Physiotherapy Centre which she started in 1985.
She consults in the area of Spinal, General and Sports Physiotherapy, Men and Women’s Continence, Women’s Health, Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction. She conducts Repertoire Classes for General Fitness.
She is a Manipulative Physiotherapist who uses Manual Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, soft tissue and joint Mobilisation techniques as well as manipulation as required. Catherine is particularly interested in helping patients with Chronic Pain and uses a holistic approach to managing these often complex problems. She is interested in exercise prescription and the application in a practical sense of the latest treatment innovations for musculoskeletal conditions and is aware that accuracy and timing of movement may be just as important as strength.
She has undertaken further study in the area of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction at Curtin University and the use of Real time Ultrasound. Regular attendance at workshops and conferences means application of new practices and skills. Catherine is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Continence and Women’s Health Interest Group.
Catherine is a past Board Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) (NSW Branch), past Convenor of the Get Fit to Ski with Physiotherapy Program for the APA, Clinical Educator for the Graduate Diploma Manipulative Therapy. She was 6 years Club Physio with Gordon Rugby Union and continues to be interested in sport physiotherapy especially in the area of chronic injuries.
Alison Blake BAppSc (Physiotherapy)
Alison has been a physiotherapist since 1986. She has an interest in the area of Women’s Health, Pelvic Pain and instability, pain associated with pregnancy and the post natal period and consults in this area. Alison has developed an expertise in the exercise needs of pregnant and post natal women through the Bodyball Exercise Program. She designed and instructed the Post natal Physiotherapy class in the Maternity Unit at North Shore Private Hospital giving her an insight into the needs of this group of women.
Alison has trained extensively in techniques and protocols for restoring form and function, strength, stability and integrity of the muscles of the Pelvic Floor, lower back and abdominal wall and has Level 2 training in Clinical Pilates from DMA Physiotherapy and Pilates. She applies this knowledge in BodyBall and in clinical management of women with functional impairment utilising Manual Therapy, joint mobilisation, Muscle Energy and Soft tissue techniques.
She conducts BodyBall classes at a number of Lower North Shore venues including here at PhysioEvolution Willoughby.
Amy Kennedy BAppSc(Physiotherapy) GradCert(Physiotherapy) APAM
Amy has 20 years experience as a Physiotherapist and consults in the area of Spinal and Sports physiotherapy and Women’s Health. She also has expertise as an Aquatic Physiotherapist working with patients in Hydrotherapy.
Over the years Amy has worked in both the hospital and private sectors in various roles in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Amy has undertaken further study in the area of Women’s Health and Aquatic Physiotherapy and regularly attends workshops and conferences to keep udated with new practices. Amy is a member of The Australian Physiotherapy Association, The Continence and Women’s Health interest group and the Aquatic Physiotherapy interest group.
Amy uses manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, joint mobilization and exercise prescription/rehabilitation and takes a holistic approach to patient management in order to relieve pain and restore function, strength and stability. She also believes it is important to educate patients to understand their condition and so she provides self management techniques for ongoing maintenance of function and advice on injury prevention.