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Catherine Barber

M. Physiotherapy, APA Member

Catherine has been practicing in Melbourne and country Victoria for 16 years, in both the hospital and private practice setting. She has completed a postgraduate (master’s) degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and has worked under the guidance of multiple Titled and Specialist physiotherapists. She is a member of the APA, including the sports, musculoskeletal and aquatic special groups.
Catherine has many years of experience teaching pilates based exercises for both health and fitness, and also in specific rehabilitation programs.

In conjunction with specific exercise rehabilitation, Catherine is a strong believer in hands on treatment to assist with optimal recovery times for the patient. She has extensive experience in rehabilitation, including sporting injuries, spinal complaints, accidents and post-operative management, neurological conditions and “everyday niggles.” In her spare time, Catherine loves to keep fit by running and practicing yoga for optimal muscle health. She looks forward to helping you bounceback from your injuries.

Amy Walsh

B. Physiotherapy, APA & SPA Member

Amy Walsh is the director and founder of leapback Physio. She has over 16 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.

Amy’s philosophy is to be able to assist all patients towards achieving their goals, whether that be rehabilitation from 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 bounce back to your ultimate goal.

Ian Falconer

M. Physiotherapy, APA & MPA Member

Ian has 22 years’ experience in private practice and has developed a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions with a primary focus on assessing, treating and managing spinal, pelvic and shoulder conditions. He has a preference for manual techniques and teaching self-management strategies.

To further his understanding of the growing body of knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy Ian started a post-
graduate degree through La Trobe University in 2012. He successfully completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in
2014 and is now enrolled in the Master’s program which has necessitated his move to Melbourne from the Blue
Mountains of NSW.

Ian graduated in Physiotherapy from Sydney University in 1993 and practiced in the public hospital system for 12
months before establishing his career in private practice. Prior to that he completed his Bachelor of Education in
Physical Education and worked in a rehabilitation gymnasium as well as teaching.

Leap Back Physiotherapy allows Ian to work within a team of highly skilled and like-minded therapists who are
passionate about providing the best of care for all clients using evidence-based principles. Ian looks forward to
helping you to reduce your pain and leap back to your goals.