Therapists

Kristy

Kristy is a born and bred Cooma local and started Fortitude Physiotherapy after realising there were gaps in the physiotherapy market in this rural area. Kristy LOVES the Monaro and always knew this is where she wanted to bring the spoils of her degree.

Kristy completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2010.  

Kristy currently competes in the local netball and touch football competition and in 2017,  played in the Group 16 League Tag competition with the Bombala High Heelers. In 2018 Kristy and her partner Ben welcomed little Charlotte, who is the littlest team member of Fortitude! Kristy loves all things SPORT, especially skiing and specialises in Musculoskeletal and Womens Health physiotherapy, as well as Pilates.

Professional Development:

Sports Level 1 and 2

Dry Needling Level 1 

APPI Matwork Pilates Levels 1, 2 and 3

APPI Pre and Post Natal Pilates

Therapeutic Yoga - Level 1

Womens Health 5 day intensive course

Dynamic Taping

Lynn Watson Shoulder Course - Level 1

Treatment of Pelvis and Lumbar Spine - Level 1

Kristy's Specialities:

Musculoskeletal/sports physiotherapy - particularly knees and shoulder injuries

Women's Health

Dry Needling

Strapping

Pilates

Neck and Back Pain

Migraines/headache

Pre/post surgery rehabilitation - lower and upper limb

Claire

Claire moved to Cooma from Perth at the start of the 2018 winter season. 

Claire started off studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2015 at the University of Wollongong and changed her career path to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy in early 2018 at Curtin University in Western Australia. 

Claire grew up in Leeton, NSW and moved to Canberra with her family before moving onto Gosford for swimming. 

Claire is a lover of all things sport and was a highly competitive swimmer and netballer as a teen and still continues to

compete in these sports on a social level today.

Since moving to the area Claire has increased her sports repertoire with touch football in the summer months and league tag and snowboarding for the winter months. Claire is also working closely with the Canberra Raiders football club once a month to gain more knowledge in sports physiotherapy. 

You will find Claire in Cooma on Monday, Tuesdays (Late night), Wednesdays and Fridays and in Bombala on Thursdays. 

We are so thrilled to have Claire at Fortitude and in the Snowy Mountains area. 

Professional development:

- Sports level 1

- Dry needling Level 1

- APPI Matwork Pilates level 1

Specialises in:

- Musculoskeletal/sports physiotherapy

- Strength and conditioning

- Pilates

- Strapping

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