Stephanie Zamoyski (B.HlthSci MPhty)
Stephanie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy. From there, a strong focus has been directed towards continued professional development, with the successful completion of several Advanced Dry Needling courses, Sports Level 1 and 2 and additional courses that specialize in the hip and shoulder. Her background consists of a fifteen-year history in competitive dance, with various styles including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and tap. She has competed at the State level, performed internationally and has attained advanced ballet certifications with the Royal Academy of Dance. She is now a current aerialist with particular interest in static trapeze, pole, silks and lyra, and recently won the title of Beginner Miss Lyra NSW. Stephanie strives to improve her skills and knowledge for these art forms and has a genuine passion for helping clients engaged in these during their rehabilitation process. Her depth of knowledge in this field also allows her to help in the area of performance enhancement in the absence of injury, essential for anyone wanting to compete at a high level. She has extensive clinical experience with Elite Gymnasts and has travelled interstate at the National level providing coverage for the NSW Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Acrobatic and Trampoline gymnasts. She is quite comfortable with providing treatment for both acute and chronic conditions and endeavours to ensure training loads are modified appropriately. She takes quite an active based approach and considers the development of an individualized strength and conditioning program a crucial element to a successful outcome. She believes knowledge is power and endeavors to ensure all of her patients are well educated about their body.
Lauren McDonald (B. Ex & SPS M.Phty)
Lauren graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, and from The University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Lauren has an extensive background in all forms of dance but has a special commitment and passion for ballet. After completing her full-time ballet training at The McDonald College, Lauren danced professionally with The Queensland Ballet where she performed in various shows at QPAC in Brisbane. Lauren’s experience as a ballet dancer led to her interest in dance medicine. She understands that dancers can come face to face with injuries and pain due to the complexities of movement dance requires. However, Lauren trusts that if technical faults are addressed early injury can be prevented. She aims to build a special relationship with her clients to work effectively with the dancer so that they return to dance better and stronger than they were before the injury. She has a strong interest in all musculoskeletal injuries and is motivated by the diagnostic challenge that physiotherapy brings and is enthusiastic to utilise her knowledge to assist her clients back to a full recovery. In her spare time Lauren continues to dance regularly and also enjoys yoga, reading, traveling and running with hopes to compete in a full marathon in the near future.
Sally Harrison (BscHons)
Sally is one of senior physiotherapists, having worked at Perfect Form Physio since 2008. She works as a dance physio and as a functional movement specialist. She is trained in a variety of manual therapies including, visceral manipulation and cranio-sacral technique. She is also a Level 3 Pilates Mat and Reformer teacher.
Lisa Howell (B.Phty)
Owner, Senior Physiotherapist
Lisa is the owner and creator of Perfect Form Physiotherapy. She started the practice in 2005 with the mission to create the highest quality physical therapy care in a nurturing environment. Lisa has a strong history in classical dance and is well respected both nationally and internationally for her work with young dancers, professional dancers and dance teachers. Lisa’s focus is on education to prevent injury and maximise performance rather than waiting for injury to occur. At the 2007 IADMS conference her poster on pre-pointe assessment was joint-winner of the award for the poster making "The Greatest Contribution To Dance Medicine" and continues to develop programs to educate and inspire young dancers to become the best that they can possible be. Lisa is also a qualified instructor in The Pilates Method and has had extensive personal involvement in various forms of Dance and Yoga. Throughout her professional studies and career she has continued her involvement with dance and uses her personal experience as a constant learning tool to advance her knowledge.