Not Just Bendy Hypermobility Services

What we offer

Not Just Bendy Hypermobility Service is a Physiotherapy practice with a special interest in connective tissue disorders including Generalised Hypermobilty Spectrum and the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.  We currently have three physios with a diverse range of experience and backgrounds.

Committed to understanding all aspects of the hypermobile experience including hip/pelvic issues:

- instability/subluxations,

- snapping hip syndromes

- tendinopathy

- Sacro-illiac joint (SIJ)

- chronic/complex pain

- nerve issues

- associated leg or back pain

- general hypermobility services

Providing evidence-informed care with modern technologies and caring, positivity.

Helping you on your personal path to achieve your goal to do more of the things that you love.

NDIS friendly (self-managed or third party managed)

Medicare and private health rebates.

Home visits and supervised pilates available.

Not Just Bendy Hypermobility Services is located inside the PhysioTec practice.

Online appointments with Sharon, Chen or Marlisa via: https://bookings.ppmp.com.au

 

 

Staff Profiles

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Sharon is the principal and founder of Not Just Bendy Hypermobility Services.

    Sharon completed her physiotherapy degree, a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with concurrent research-based honours, at the University of Queensland in 1997.

    In the first five years of her career, Sharon worked in a diverse range of physiotherapy special interest areas including general hospital medical/surgical, intensive care, burns, paediatrics, women’s health, neurology, rheumatology, amputees, orthopaedics, hydrotherapy, inpatient/outpatient neuro-rehabilitation, gerontology, palliative care and musculoskeletal outpatients. Sharon has worked in major teaching hospitals in Brisbane, Australia and London, England as well as smaller rural based clinics and urban practices.

    As well as working in various hospital facilities, Sharon worked concurrently in musculo-skeletal outpatients/private practice for the first eight years of her career. In the more recent 12 years of her career she has worked solely in Brisbane in private physiotherapy practices and has been working at PhysioTec with Dr Alison Grimaldi and Kirsty McNab since 2010.

    Sharon has a special interest treating those with hip, pelvic or groin pain. She has extensive experience in developing targeted rehabilitation programs and teaching pilates, use of real time ultrasound for muscle recruitment training, integrated dry needling approaches and more recently added the Compex muscle stimulator to her rehabilitation strategies.

    Sharon has a special passion for treating those with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. She aims to achieve improvements for patients with individualized and paced exercise programs. Sharon uses a problem-solving approach to achieve goals and improve function in this often-complicated group of individuals. As the Hypermobility Team Leader at PhysioTec, Sharon mentors other team members regarding evidence-informed care for this group of people. She is always interested in fostering relationships with other professionals who have a special interest in this field of connective tissue disorders.

    Sharon believes that a broad knowledge base is paramount in understanding her clients who present with a multi-faceted issue. With this in mind Sharon is very proactive with her approach to regular professional education, reviewing clinical research and adapting her treatment approach appropriately as new evidence emerges.

    Sharon brings to the Hip Pain Professionals website team an organisational approach, a perceptive eye, 23 years of physiotherapy experience and a desire to learn. Sharon is one of the owners of the Hip Pain Help website.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy with 1st class Honors, University of Queensland (1997)
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    23
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Principles

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Child

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Principles

    Dry Needling

    Exercise Using Pilates Equipment

    Functional Movement Assessment

    Gait Analysis

    Hands on Techniques

    Hypermobility

    Mindfulness Therapy Principles

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

    Pacing Advice/Programs

    Pain Neuroscience Education

    Persistent Pain Management

    Post Surgery Rehabilitation

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Strength/Conditioning

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Originally from Singapore, Chen has now made Brisbane home. Chen has been a physiotherapist since 2009, and recently completed her PhD at the University of Queensland which studied the risk factors associated with neck pain, and the impact of workplace-based interventions on neck pain in office workers (2017). Her passion to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice is manifested in her publications related to virtual reality gaming technology, and exercise and ergonomic interventions for neck pain. Altogether, Chen has authored and co-authored 7 publications in the manual therapy, physical therapy, and occupational health journals, with more papers currently in preparation. Chen was also a clinical tutor and guest lecturer to physiotherapy students at the University of Queensland from 2014-2017.
    Chen’s clinical interests include chronic neck and back pain, headache, jaw pain, work-related, and motor vehicle accident related injuries such as whiplash. Chen also has expertise in treating people with Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, an interest she developed based on her own experiences, and under the expert guidance of Sharon Hennessey. Since working with Dr Alison Grimaldi’s team at Physiotec, she has also developed a keen interest in hip pain management.
    A combination of manual therapy, taping, dry needling, Clinical Pilates, and exercise prescription are utilised in her practice. Chen continually strives to improve her practice by keeping up to date with the latest technology, skills, and research.
    Chen strongly believes in providing her clients with the highest level of service by regular communication with their general practitioner, specialists, and other health professionals. She routinely sets objective goals with her clients and helps them take control of their problem by equipping them with appropriate self-management strategies.
    In her free time, Chen contributes reviews and her digital editing skills to the Physio Network (www.physio-network.com), an online platform that allows physiotherapists around the world to keep up with the latest research in physiotherapy. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, meditation and exploring the Australian hinterland via weekend getaways and bushwalking trips.

    University Qualifications:
    Doctor of Philiosophy (Physiotherapy) Bachelor of PhysiotherapyBachelor of Health Science (Honours)Diploma of Physiotherapy
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    10
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Dry Needling

    Functional Movement Assessment

    Hands on Techniques

    Hypermobility

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

    Pacing Advice/Programs

    Pain Neuroscience Education

    Persistent Pain Management

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

Phone :
+61 7 3342 4284
Business Services :
  • E-health (Skype or other online consultations)
  • Gym/gymnasium
  • Hands on Treatment
  • Home Visits
  • Pilates – Matwork
  • Pilates – Pilates Equipment
  • Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining
  • Rehabilitation Programs
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