Laura Stafford - Physiotherapist

 

Laura graduated from Sydney University in 2004. She spent her graduating year working in the Illawarra region gaining experience in the hospital setting. She then moved on to St George Hospital where a more specialised interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy developed. Laura worked in outpatients, hydrotherapy and then became senior in orthopaedics. She then decided to take this experience over to the UK where she worked as a physiotherapist for two years. Once back in Australia Laura worked at private practices in Sydney before joining the team at St George Physio in 2011.

Laura has completed extensive post graduate studies including Sports Physiotherapy level one and sports taping courses. Laura has a strong interest in movement and control stemming from her Classical Ballet background. This led to further professional development in her main areas of interest-the spine, pelvis and hip as well as dancing injuries and rehabilitation.

Since becoming a mother herself, Laura has become interested in Women’s Health Physiotherapy. She has gained qualifications in this speciality of Physiotherapy including the assessment and treatment of conditions affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor such as incontinence, prolapse, overactive bladder and pregnancy related issues.

Laura is one of our Physiotherapists trained in Pilates through DMA Clinical Pilates. She is particularly passionate about applying exercise-based physiotherapy to assist patients in returning to function after injury, acute or chronic. Whether you’re a teenage dancer or a retired golfer, be assured of a thorough assessment and Pilates-based exercise program tailored to your needs.