Sharon Hennessey

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Sharon Hennessey is an experienced physiotherapist who is one of the founders of the Hip Pain Help website.  Sharon Hennessey works at the PhysioTec practice in Tarragindi, Brisbane. 

Sharon has extensive experience in hip and pelvic conditions but is also very interested in hypermobility and how muscle imbalances around the spine, hip and pelvis can contribute to pain and dysfunction.

Sharon uses the real time ultrasound to assess deep muscle activation patterns and prescribes exercise programs from an inside to outside muscle strengthening approach.

Further information about Sharon Hennessey and her interest in hypermobility at notjustbendy.com

 

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  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    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, 21 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:
    22
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Principles

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Principles

    Dry Needling

    Exercise Using Pilates Equipment

    Functional Movement Assessment

    Gait Analysis

    Hypermobility

    Mindfulness Therapy Principles

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

    Pacing Advice/Programs

    Persistent Pain Management

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Strength/Conditioning

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