“Amy Walsh is the director and founder of Leap Back Physio. She has over 17 years experience working as a physiotherapist with a focus on sports injuries and management. She graduated from La Trobe University as a physiotherapist in 1999 and has worked in both the public and private settings in the UK and Australia.
Amy’s philosophy is to be able to assist all patients towards achieving their goals, whether that be rehabilitating from an injury, going back to the gym, playing in a grand final, maintaining a fitness program or competing in a national swimming competition. She has a strong focus on manual therapy techniques and particularly enjoys treating all lower limb issues and shoulder injuries. Amy looks forward to helping you leap back to your ultimate goal.”
Amy’s experience includes 6 years working in London in both hospitals and private practice and 5 years in a Melbourne private practice as the lead physiotherapist. Amy has also completed a Masters module in triaging for physiotherapy at University of London and in 2010 completed the Level 3 APA sports physiotherapy course. She also received her dry needling and musculoskeletal acupuncture training in the UK and is able to utilize these skills in her treatment. Amy is currently undertaking her Sporting Physiotherapist titling exams in 2017.
Amy has worked with athletes from all levels in many different sports, but most recently as a physiotherapist for Swimming Australia travelling with the Australian team for the Junior Pan Pacific championships in Hawaii. Her past sporting experience also includes physiotherapist for Harlequin Rugby Union Club for 2 years and Hawthorn Cricket Club for 3 years. Amy has previously been involved with MLC Aquatic and Surrey Park Swim Club, and has assisted with screenings, injury management and providing pilates to some of their swimmers.
Amy is experienced in multiple areas of physiotherapy including post-operative rehabilitation, fracture management, acute neck and back injuries, pre and post pregnancy pain as well as all sporting injuries.
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, strength, and flexibility. The Pilates Method was originally developed by Joseph Pilates but has been adapted clinically by physiotherapists to make it more functional to your daily activities.