Jennifer has been caring for her patinets since 1980. Her special interests are:
Hand therapy - including the challenge of managing traumatic injuries, as well as general conditions.
Musculo Skeletal Physiotherapy - particularly neck and back pain and dance related injuries.
Motor Control retraining and its role in managing and preventing injuries incorporating
The Clinical Pilates Method to progress motor control training in treatment and to provide a framework for home practice.
Skill, patience, and excellence are what Deidrie . brings to the table.
Deidrie graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in 1992.
Since then she has had extensive experience at Royal Newcastle Hospital,
Muswellbrook Hospital, Belmont Hospital and in Michigan. She has worked
in both outpatients, paediatrics and orthopaedics.
Working at Jennifer Finnie Physiotherapy since 1996, Deidrie is one of our
primary hand therapists.
Her special interests are in:
- post operative treatment,
Deidrie has 15 years of experience in working with local hand surgeons.
Her caring patient nature makes her a favourite with her clients.
She has a particular interest in upper limb movement disorders.
Her interests outside of work are her family, walking, holidays and tennis (she is an A-grade player).
Jane Stoodley attained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1987 from the University Of Queensland.
Since then she has had experience in a wide variety of public and private practice with extensive experience in Musculoskeletal therapy.
Musculoskeletal therapy allows Jane to treat both the skeletal and muscular system using both soft tissue and mobilisation techniques.
increases your range of movement while
avoiding the sudden jolting of manipulation.
As a hands on technique Musculoskeletal therapy is also ideal for treating:
back, neck and other joint pain and
can help chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and frozen shoulder.
As well as having extensive knowledge of Musculoskeletal therapy Jane:
is fully qualified in Clinical Pilates and has trained in the
world reknown McKenzie technique.
The McKenzie technique allows Jane
to quickly and thoroughly evaluate your problems,
prescribe individual exercises for treatment,
and ultimately allow you to treat yourself by giving you a 'hands-on' knowledge in how to minimise the risk of recurrence.
Clinical Pilates is ideal for:
enhancing rehabilitation outcomes,
addressing postural and motor-control issues and
managing chronic pain.
Jane's special interests are
motor control disorders,
treating the lower limb
Jane is also an Intermediate Level Netball Coach.
Since taking her Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Jane's wide ranging and extensive experience has given her excellent communication skills, enabling her to get to the root of your problem with speed and knowledge.
Jane's interest in Clinical Pilates means that Jennifer Finnie Physiotherapy now offers eight classes/week.
The classes have a maximum of 4 participants in each class with programs individualised for each participant’s needs.
Jane is also coordinating our in-house continuing education program and patient information resources.
Sarah Forbes (Knights) has specialised skills in the treatment and diagnosis of spinal conditions, including cervicogenic headaches and dizziness.
She also has an intense interest in running related injuries, shoulders and postural education.
As a fully qualified clinical Pilates Clinician she can incorporate specific exercise to enhance your recovery from pain or injury.
In her spare time Sarah is an active sports woman, in particular tennis and running. Recently she participated in the Fred Hollows' Foundation Fun Run, running 50 kilometres with her team, impressively taking out first place.
She is also an accomplished painter being a member of Newcastle's well known The Seven Painters group.