Deborah is a clinically trained physiotherapist with over 30 years of broad experience investing in the health and well-being of her patients using evidence-based practice. She treats patients and leads a team of diverse and experienced clinicians in her expanding clinical private practices in New South Wales (AUS) . Deborah is passionate about the issues facing middle aged to older adults who wish to remain as active and functional as possible.

total knee replacement

How to help your recovery before a total knee replacement

Evidence shows that preoperative therapy for patients undergoing total knee replacement has a positive impact on early postoperative recovery.  And patients that prepare for knee surgery by strengthening muscles and improving flexibility tend to experience less pain, improved physical function more quickly, and reduced hospital stays. Read more about how to prepare for a total knee replacement procedure!

patellofemoral-pain-syndrome

Should you worry about knee pain?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a broad term used to describe discomfort around the knee joint in the vicinity of the kneecap. Nicknamed ‘Runner’s Knee’, PFPS is classified as a common overuse injury. Despite effective conservative treatments such as stretching and strengthening, many people with this injury stop participating in physical activities. Read more to learn about this condition and how you can bounce back from knee pain!

hand and finger pain

How to ease hand and finger pain with exercises

Despite their practicality and versatility, our hands can experience pain, swelling and stiffness. Pain — especially that which is associated with hand joints — is debilitating, as it affects grip strength and restricts movement. Yet, there are strategies to manage the pain and build strength and flexibility of hand muscles and joints. Read more to learn how to rehabilitate your hands!