Victoria gained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from University of Melbourne (2003) and completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University (2010).
Victoria is currently the Sports Science/Sports Medicine Manager and Team Physiotherapist at Equestrian Australia. She was the Team Physio and Medical Manager for the Australian Equestrian Team for the 2012 London Olympic Games and 2012 Paralympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 World Equestrian Games (Kentucky, USA/Normandy, and France) and is currently working with the Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Teams in their preparation for Rio 2016.
Prior to her role in equestrian, Victoria worked in Australian Rules Football (Professional and amateur levels) and cricket (Victorian Premier League) and enjoys working with athletes of all ages and levels.
Vic completed her Clinical Pilates training with DMA and is an accredited Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA).
Her clinical interests are management of groin and hip joint pathology, shin pain, exercise and post-operative rehabilitation, developing load monitoring and recovery strategies and working with athletes with disabilities. She utilises dry needling, Clinical Pilates, real time ultrasound and muscle dynamometry in her practice. Vic is also a tutor on the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy program at Latrobe University.
Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations
- London 2012 Olympic Games
- London 2012 Paralympic Games (Gold Medal)
- Sports Science/Sports Medicine Manager and Team Physiotherapist – Equestrian Australia – Olympic and Paralympic disciplines (2010-Present)
- Team Physiotherapist – Williamstown Football Club VFL (2009-2011)
- Team Physiotherapist – Ormond Amateur Football Club (2001-2008)
- Team Physiotherapist – VAFA Representative Teams (2006-2010)
- Team Physiotherapist – Australian Amateur Football League (2007-2009)
- Team Physiotherapist – St Kilda Cricket Club (2007-2008)
Professional Conference Presentations
- Invited Speaker: Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference 2013 “The Integration of Coaching and Sports Science/Sports Medicine in an Elite Equestrian Athlete”
- Speaker: Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference 2015 “Training Trunk and Postural Control in a T11 Paraplegic Equestrian Athlete”
- Panellist: Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference 2015 “Disability and Sport”