As a teenager, Sally played national and international level soccer and has always had an in-depth understanding of the demands of high-level sport, particularly on young bodies. After completing university in Albury, Sally moved to Melbourne to play football in the VFLW, where she currently plays for the Darebin Falcons.

 

“It’s a great showcase of women’s athletic ability and strength and it’s a game which requires a wide range of athletic abilities. I loved soccer but it was time for a new challenge and footy provides that! A lot of people think that women’s bodies aren’t designed for contact sports like football, but every day women and girls show that they are strong, athletic and capable. I love being a part of that.”

 

Sally has a particular interest in sports injury management and due to her experience in both soccer and football at a high level, Sally understands the demands of a variety of sports and aims to keep all her patients competing wherever possible. She has worked with a variety of sporting teams particularly in women’s football and loves the exciting nature of acute sports injury management. “I love seeing people of all ages and backgrounds become the fittest, strongest and healthiest versions of themselves”.

 

Already a  leader in the field, Sally is currently undertaking her Masters of Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy as she works towards her goal of specialising in Sports Physiotherapy.

 

Sally is very comfortable in both gym and Pilates settings and you will often find her running classes at CSSM. She often utilises gym and Pilates to enable her patients to be strong, mobile and have excellent body control. “I love helping my patients to reach their goals whether returning to sport after injury, regaining full function after surgery or simply operating day to day without pain.”

 

She also has experience working in the disability sector where Sally supported people with challenging behaviours – treating patients with a variety of physical and intellectual disabilities and helping them to achieve their goals.

 

Away from the clinic you can find Sally at training, playing with her dog and spending time with family and friends.