Director of Synergy Physiotherapy & Pilates Clinic
B.A Sci Exercise and Sports Science
Graduate Diploma Exercise for Rehabilitation
Masters of Physiotherapy
Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist
Level 3 Japanese Acupuncturist
Level 2 Dry Needling Plus
PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
ConnectTherapy™ Series Graduate
Peta is a fully qualified Physiotherapist with 20 years experience. Peta’s journey into Physiotherapy began nearly 25 years ago after completing her undergraduate and postgraduate studies when she was employed in the Rehabilitation field, working alongside Physiotherapists in VIC and NSW. Having a keen interest in Rehabilitation, Sports and the Functional assessment of the musculoskeletal system, Peta decided to further her career and embark on a Masters of Physiotherapy.
Since then, Peta’s keen interest in sports, and enthusiasm for Sports Physiotherapy has enabled her to work with sporting teams from Junior level athletes right through to Elite level athletes. Over her years as a Physiotherapist, Peta has been employed as a Physiotherapist for elite teams in Netball and AFL. Most recently, Peta was selected to work at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as a Sports Physiotherapist at the Athlete’s Village. Peta describes this as a highlight of her career and re-ignited her passion to continue on the pathway in extending her knowledge in not only injury management, but sports performance and injury prevention.
Since the Commonwealth Games, Peta has engaged in several years of study with LJ Lee – Canadian Physiotherapist, and is now a Series Graduate in ConnectTherapy™. This integrative approach is an assessment and treatment framework that considers the whole body – finding and linking drivers and treating the whole person. Peta now finds herself treating clients with a wide variety of presentations from chronic pain, occupational injuries, sports injuries and generalised musculoskeletal pain.
Over the years of her career as a Physiotherapist, Peta has also been employed in the Occupational Physiotherapy field. Here she became experienced in conducting WorkSite Assessments, Functional Capacity Assessments, and assisting injured workers with their return to work. Peta also has an interest in Chronic Pain and currently provides consultancy services in this area.
Peta is a certified Level 3 Japanese Acupuncturist, has trained with Dance Medicine Australia in Clinical Pilates and is also certified in dry needling. She has most recently become a certified PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist – assisting women who are or have been affected by Cancer. These skills enhance Peta’s holistic approach to therapy.
When Peta isn’t at work, she’s kept busy with her 3 children, enjoys keeping active and traveling with her family.