Shelley Ivory (nee Howle) - Physiotherapist


As a sports person herself Shelley has a great understanding of the biomechanics of movement and has enjoyed working with a variety of teams including NSW U23 Softball, NSW Indoor Netball, North Shore AFL and Gordon Rugby. She has a particular clinical interest in the treatment of lumbo-pelvic pain, hip, thoracic/ rib dysfunction and sporting and trauma injury and rehabilitation.

She uses a combination of integrated muscle systems techniques, muscle energy techniques, dry needling, soft tissue release, joint mobilisation, real time ultrasound, taping and exercise therapy, including Pilates, in her day-to-day treatment of injuries and pain. She is passionate about identifying and addressing any underlying causes of pain rather than just treating the noticeable symptoms.


  • Master of Sports Physiotherapy La Trobe University 2015
  • Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy La Trobe University 2013
  • APA Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist 2014
  • APA Level 2 Sports Physiotherapist 2005
  • APA Level 1 Sports Physiotherapist 2003
  • Certified Instructor in Clinical Pilates (Matwork and Equipment)
  • Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Sydney University 2002
  • Muscle Energy Techniques to the Pelvis, Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical spine
  • Barbara Hungerford 2010-2013
  • Graduate from The Discover Physio Series on the use of Integrated Muscle Systems 2012

Further studies done in use the of:

  • Dynamic and Rocktape techniques
  • Running Biomechanics
  • Dry Needling Plus techniques
  • Hip rehabilitation following arthroscopy labral repair


Shelley is a presenter for the APPI on Matwork and Equipment series
Shelley has assisted on MET courses for pelvic/ thoracic/ cervical and lumbar techniques.