Sophie is a caring and experienced Clinician who graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996. Over more than 20 years, she has worked in many different areas of physiotherapy including paediatrics, geriatrics, sports, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and neurology.
In recent years, Sophie has worked predominantly in the area of rehabilitation, developing a special interest and extended skills in the area of neurological rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in utilising the Bobath concept and has completed both the basic and advanced Bobath courses.
Sophie has a keen interest in helping her clients find their potential and optimise it to achieve the best functional outcomes. She is especially interested in helping her clients find ways to move better, optimise health and participate in life to the best of their ability whether aiming to walk, swim, run or use a wheelchair more efficiently. Sophie is passionate about the body and movement and will often incorporate the principles of yoga or pilates within her treatments and programs.
Sophie enjoys facilitating movement recovery and optimisation for the following conditions:
- Traumatic Brain Injury – Head injury
- Spinal Cord injury
- Multiple Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative conditions
- Multi Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery
On initial assessment, and throughout your treatment, Sophie will take the time to get to know you and your goals and create a plan to work towards them. She draws on many years of experience to provide a personal, realistic, holistic and tailored rehab program including home exercises and aquatic physiotherapy if desired. Both exercise therapy and hands on facilitated movement are used to ensure your body recovers and re-learns in the best possible way. Family and carer training and education needs are also catered for.
Sophie is originally from Melbourne and has lived in the UK and the Netherlands before calling Cairns home since 2006. Currently, weekends are often occupied with trips to nature for camping, junior soccer with the kids or school functions. Yoga and mindfulness play a big part in Sophie’s life and she has also practised KaHuna bodywork for over 14 years.
Sophie is passionate about ensuring that quality rehabilitation is available to all and is excited to now be providing rehabilitation physiotherapy to the Far North at Optimum Physio & Pilates.