OUR TEAM

Positive Motion Rehabilitation

Elizabeth Charlton

Director

Liz is passionate about providing a holistic approach to recovery. She has a particular interest in exercise prescription and has developed an evidence-based exercise program which is now available at the Clinic. Liz completed her physiotherapy qualification at the University of Queensland. She then completed Level 1 Lymphoedema training in Sydney and gained further experience working at Calvary Hospital’s Lymphoedema Service (Calvary Health Care ACT), working closely with surgeons, oncologists and Breast Care Nurses (ACT Health) to provide integrated care for patients with lymphoedema. She is passionate about providing holistic care to assist clients to maintain independence through a healthy lifestyle. She has a special interest in exercise as a management strategy for recovery and have been developed an evidence-based weights-training class designed to improve function and quality of life for those who are at risk of, or those who have developed upper limb lymphoedema (Cornie, P, Pumpa, K., Galvao, A., Turner, E. et al., Journal of Cancer Survivorship vol. 7 (2), June 2013). She is fortunate to be able to combine skills as a musculoskeletal and lymphoedema physiotherapist to assist patients to return to, and/or maintain, optimal function. Liz is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, in addition to the Australian Lymphology Association (ALA), and is registered with the National LymphoedemaPractitioners’ Register (NLPR). Liz has also completed her PINC and STEEL certification.

Fleur Balmain

Director

Fleur Balmain is a masters physiotherapist, a business owner and manager and a clinical educator who prides herself in knowing a variety of techniques to manage the range of different spinal conditions that present in the community. She believes in enabling the patient to have the power to control the symptoms of back or neck pain through education and thorough examination to guarantee the most appropriate course of management. I promise an understandable explanation of symptoms, even when the diagnosis seems vague

Cameron McInnes

Senior Physiotherapist

Cameron has extensive experience in the treatment of a broad range of conditions, including sporting, general musculoskeletal and spinal injuries, and management of post-surgical rehabilitation. His approach is hands on with a holistic focus on patient care, incorporating his skills in manual therapy, acupuncture, taping and exercise prescription. Cameron encourages active involvement and participation in an individual’s injury management.

Sophie Stanwell

Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

Sophie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and also an Accredited Sports Dietitian with experience applying nutrition therapy to medical nutrition-related conditions and sports nutrition. Sophie provides nutrition servicing for a wide range of clients from elite athletes to weekend warriors and for those wanting to take their first steps towards better health.

Lori McWhirter

Exercise Physiologist

Gemma Sprigglett

Occupational Therapist

Gemma is an occupational therapist and the newest member of the team at Positive Motion Rehabilitation. Having undergone her own personal journey with breast cancer, and subsequently lymphoedema, Gemma has come to appreciate the benefit of holistic allied health support. She has developed a passion for working with others undergoing their own cancer ‘journey,’ aiming to facilitate recovery and support a return to their best. Gemma completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at James Cook University in 2009. She is an accredited PINC therapist and has now completed her Level 1 Lymphoedema Management training at Macquarie University (MQ Health) Lymphoedema Clinic. Gemma believes that through self-care, fun and funky compression garments and tailored exercise programs, it is possible to manage lymphatic dysfunction with style! Gemma aims to bring an element of light and laughter to the treatment team at Positive Motion Physiotherapy is committed to providing a high level of evidence-based patient care.

Kevin Santos

Exercise and Sports Science

Hilary Bridgen

General Massage Therapist

Hilary initially gained Cert IV in Remedial Massage in 2002, which she then followed with a Diploma specialising in Sports Massage in 2006. Hilary is very enthusiastic about assisting people with massage to aid recovery, post-injury rehabilitation, pain relief and stress-related muscular tension.

Caitlin McCormack

Physiotherapist

Clare Roohan

Physiotherapist

Mary Haridemos

Office Manager

Madeleine Walker

Physiotherapist

Madeleine completed her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra in 2009 and has since worked extensively in the NSW and ACT health systems. Madeleine is a hands-on physiotherapist who has completed APPI Pilates Matwork courses (Levels 1, 2 & 3), and frequently applies her extensive knowledge of Pilates techniques to the recovery from and prevention of injuries.

Donna Lambie

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist

Donna specialises in manual lymphatic drainage, which she has been a practitioner of since 2008. Donna is passionate about her work and particularly enjoys manual drainage, taping, treating scar tissue and teaching self-management and care to her clients. Donna specialises in manual lymphatic drainage, which she has been a practitioner of since 2008. Prior to joining Positive Motion Physiotherapy, Donna worked in the Massage Program of the Health Sciences Department, at the Canberra Institute of Technology for 15 years. During this time, she held positions as program coordinator, teacher of remedial massage and manual lymphatic drainage, and the manager of the Student Clinic. Donna has a Bachelor of Science, an Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences (Soft Tissue Therapy) and a Certificate in Complex Lymphatic Therapy (Casley-Smith Method). She is a certified Kinesiotaping practitioner and has a Certificate in Lymphatic Taping for Allied Health Practitioners. She is a member of the Australasian Lymphology Association, registered on the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR), and a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia. Donna is passionate about her work and particularly enjoys manual drainage, taping, treating scar tissue and teaching self-management and care to her clients.

Vicki McKenzie

Administration Team

Josh Pogson

Physiotherapist

Erin Kelly

Allied Health Assistant

Max Tranter

Administration Team
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