Shirley completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at Western Sydney University, following a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney.
Shirley’s approach to physiotherapy is underpinned by her desire to help patients clearly understand the nature of their injury and the underlying contributing factors. She utilises evidence-based practice with a mix of hands-on manual therapy and individualised exercise prescription to help her patients achieve their goals and get back to doing the things that they love.
Clinically, Shirley has a keen interest in musculoskeletal disorders, including neck, shoulder and back pain, the rehabilitation of acute sporting injuries and women’s health physiotherapy. She is passionate about delivering patient-centred care using evidence-based practice to provide education, manual therapy and tailored individualised exercise programs to help her patients to improve their function, reduce pain and achieve their goals.
Shirley uses Clinical Pilates and our onsite Pilates reformers to empower patients to improve their muscle activation patterns, their strength and the way that they move. She runs small Clinical Pilates group classes, and one-on-one Clinical Pilates consultations.
Outside the clinic, Shirley enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new foods and training regularly at the gym and at home. From a young age, she played multiple instruments including classical piano, guitar, and flute. Throughout high school and university, she socially participated in sports including netball, basketball, and Oz tag. Shirley loves being outdoors with her pets and friends and is always looking for the best walking/hiking tracks that are pet friendly. Shirley is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.