Linda’s first career was as a high school teacher specialising in Physical Education. She qualified with a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree from the University of Sheffield in the UK and later gained a Master of Education Degree at the University of Nottingham. After seven years of teaching, she sustained injuries in an MVA that essentially resulted in the end of her career. Rehabilitation consisted of six years of Physiotherapy, including attendance at a residential facility on an intermittent basis.
Whilst good progress was made return to work was not an option at that stage. She was determined to return to some function within the wide area of sport and registered as an Overseas Student at the University of Queensland where she gained a high distinction in the Post Graduate Diploma in Science (Human Movement Studies).
Her specialist subjects were Research Studies, Sports Medicine, Advanced Sports and Exercise Psychology, and Nutrition and Exercise. She then completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at UQ with commendations.
Determination and the seeking out of expertise in the field of Physiotherapy has enabled Linda to overcome many of the physical limitations she once experienced. She is now a fully functioning Physiotherapist with a strong compassion and determination to provide results for patients.
Based at the Pindara Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic since 2003 Linda’s main areas of interest are in the treatment of hip, pelvis and spine, plus rehabilitation post injury. She is also passionate in treating people who have sustained multiple injuries, again with a strong focus on regaining function and independence.