Our Team at QV Physiotherapy

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Andrew Pfeiffer

 

Focuses: Back and Neck Pain, Headaches, Sports Injuries, Training and Rehab Programs Graduating in 1998 from Melbourne University, Andrew has worked throughout the Australia and the UK. Having worked in the private sector for the last 15 years he has an in depth understanding of neck and back injuries and their management, with a focus on early manual therapy to relieve symptoms, and education and core strengthening to reduce recurrence.

 

With a background in tennis, football, running and (bad) surfing, and having looked after football/netball/soccer/rugby squads he has broad knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of sporting injuries, and returning you to your sport in better condition than you started.
He also supports Melbourne, though this is best not mentioned.

Christine Nguyen

 

Christine completed her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne where she attained a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne. Coming from a background in dance, taekwondo and snow sports, Christine has developed an interest in sporting injuries and exercise-based rehabilitation. Christine also has experience in pre- and postnatal conditions.

 

Christine has spent 2 winter seasons working as a physiotherapist in Niseko, Japan, where she gained valuable experience in acute musculoskeletal injuries. As a result, her skill set is strong in the management of knees, including ACL, collateral ligament, and meniscus tears.

 

Her treatment approach includes a combination of manual techniques and exercise to ensure her clients reach their rehabilitation and health goals in a sustainable manner. Christine is qualified in Clinical Pilates and will often integrate this into treatment. She also believes in a holistic approach and considers physical and lifestyle factors when creating a treatment plan with clients.

 

In her spare time, Christine enjoys the occasional hip-hop yoga class, trips to the snow and a good glass of red wine.

Laura Ham

 

Laura graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and has since worked predominantly in the private sector. For the past two years, she lived in London and worked at a boutique private practice in a split MSK rehabilitation, Women’s Health and Pilates Instructor role.

 

Laura has been teaching matwork and equipment based Pilates classes for seven years and fully certified with APPI. During her time in London, she has received extensive training and experience in women’s health physiotherapy and found a real passion for pelvic health.

 

Laura’s skills lie within general musculoskeletal physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation, sports specific clinical rehabilitation, ante-natal care and postnatal recovery -including continence conditions

REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Monique Wagemakers

Monique joins QV Physiotherapy as one of our certified massage therapists as well as member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. Originally from the Netherlands, Monique has worked across Europe as a ski Instructor giving her a great understanding of the benefits of manual therapies.

 

Monique has keen interests in Sports Massage, Remedial/Relaxation Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage for your pre/post sports event or even for your remedial needs.

 

Since arriving in Melbourne she has volunteered extensively at public events such as the Melbourne Marathon, Mothers Day Classic, Australian Open Playoffs to name a few.

Mignon Maritz

Mignon is a young driven Remedial Massage Therapist with a keen interest in the health industry helping people through their pain and injury management. She is currently studying Myotherapy at MIMT, scheduled to be completed in May 2020.

Mignon has a real passion and interest in anatomy and chronic pain management. For her treatment, Mignon combines her hands-on treatment with postural education., lifestyle changes and provides guidance in strengthening exercises.

In her downtime, Mignon is a ballerina of 20 years and enjoys travelling and being outdoors whenever she can.

 

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