Bruce Connor

Physiotherapist

Along with Paul Wise and Paul Lew, Bruce established the WHSSPC in 1994. Initially he shared his clinical time with the role as head physiotherapist at Essendon Football Club, a role he continued in until the end of season 2005. From 2006 Bruce changed roles, with Paul Wise taking over as EFC head physio with Bruce remaining as a member of the EFC physiotherapy team until early 2012. This has allowed him to increase WHSSPC clinic time and take up the position as clinic manager. Bruce brings more than 25 years sports physio experience to WHSSPC and very much enjoyed overseeing the development of our new facilities through 2007 and 2008.

Professional Qualification

1982 Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy
Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne
1999 APA Sports Physiotherapist

Professional Honours Awarded

1998 Life Member, Essendon Football Club

Professional Associations

Australian Physiotherapy Association
APA, Sports Physiotherapy Group
Sports Medicine Australia

Professional Experience

Team Coverage
Australian rules football
1981-82 Essendon FC Trainer
1983-86 Essendon FC Physiotherapist
1989-2005 Essendon FC Head Physiotherapist
2006-2011 Essendon FC Physiotherapist
1990 Victorian physiotherapist
1996 Victorian physiotherapist
2001 & 2002 International Rules Physiotherapist
Employment
1987-88 Cannons Sports Club, London
1989-97 Prahran Sports Medicine Centre
1990-94 Moonee Ponds Physiotherapy Centre
1994-Present Windy Hill Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic
Offices Held
1994-96 AFL Physiotherapists Association, Treasurer
1997-2003 AFL Physiotherapists Association, President
1998 & 2003 “Football Australasia” Conference Organizing committee
2001-2003 2001-2003 AFL Medico legal working party

 

Paul Wise

Physiotherapist

Paul was a cofounder Windy Hill Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic in 1994. Until 2005 he was the senior clinician and manager of the clinic whilst being a long term member of the physiotherapy team servicing Essendon Football Club. From 2006 until 2011, Paul was head physiotherapist at EFC but has elected to take 2012 off football to spend some time travelling with his family. Outside this, he is once again back at Windy Hill Clinic contributing his extensive sports physiotherapy experience to our team.

Professional Qualification

1986 Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy
1999 APA Sports Physiotherapist

Professional Honours Awarded

2005 Life Member, Essendon Football Club

Professional Experience

Team Coverage
1984-86 Essendon FC Trainer
1983-86 Essendon FC Physiotherapist
1987-2005 Essendon FC Physiotherapist
2005-2011 Essendon FC Head Physiotherapist
1990 VFL State of Origin, Assistant Physiotherapist
1995-97 Victorian Netball 17 &under Physiotherapist
1997 Victorian Netball 21 &under Physiotherapist
1997 Victorian Netball Open Physiotherapist
2002-03 AIS AFL Academy Squad, Physiotherapist
Employment
1988-89 Hawthorn and Reservoir Physiotherapy
1989-94 Oak Park Physiotherapy
1994-Present Windy Hill Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic

 

Emma Cransberg

Physiotherapist

Emma joined WHSSPC physiotherapy team in 2002. She combines a unique understanding of overall function with her specific interest and expertise in the pelvic floor region. This enables Emma to provide a rare speciality to the service she is able to offer, combining it with her broader human movement and physiotherapy base. In addition Emma provides our hydrotherapy service which complements the management of other clients at WHSSPC and provides this service to have a specific need for water based therapy.

Qualification

1995 Bachelor of applied science in Human Movement, University of Ballarat
2000 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, LaTrobe University
2004 Post graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor RehabilitationPink Pilates Cancer Rehabilitation Certification
2011 Pink Pilates Cancer Rehabilitation Certification

Professional Associations

Australian Physiotherapy Association
Continence and Women’s Health Group
Aquatic Physiotherapy Group

Professional Experience

1994-1995 St John of God Hospital, Ballarat. Aquatic Rehabilitation and Pre and Post natal aquatic therapy
2001 Darebin Community Health Centre. Physiotherapist Warringal Private Hospital. Acute orthopaedic and cardiovascular physiotherapy
2002-Present WHSSPC

Special Interests

  • Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Pre and post pregnancy musculo skeletal physiotherapy
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation and continence related pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Aquatic therapy for rehabilitation

 

Chris MacKenzie

Physiotherapist

Chris graduated from The University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2008 and has since been working in private practice. He joined Windy Hill Physiotherapy in 2011.
Chris attends regular professional development training and is qualified in dry needling and bike assessments. In 2012 he completed a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, gaining the title of APA Sports Physiotherapist
Outside of the clinic Chris plays in the Victorian Volleyball League and enjoys cycling.

Qualification

2012Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports)

2008 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne

Professional Associations

2008 – Present Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
2008 – Present Member Sports Physiotherapy Group

Other Experience

2009 Physiotherapist, Volleyball Team Australia Women, Vietnam Cup
2009 Physiotherapist, Uni Blues Volleyaball Team, Australian Volleyball League
2009-2011 Physiotherapist, Melbourne University, Australian University Games

 

Mark Fraser

Physiotherapist

Mark joined our physiotherapy team in 2003, having graduated from Latrobe University physiotherapy school in 1992. His experience as an AFL footballer, and umpire and 8 years sports physiotherapy experience at McKinnon give him a unique and valuable understanding of the sports environment. In 2008, Mark was appointed physiotherapist to the AFL umpires and match day runner for Matthew Knights at EFC. In 2009 he joined Paul Wise, Bruce and Paul Lew in an expanded physiotherapy team servicing Essendon FC whilst continuing as physiotherapist to the AFL umpires. In addition to his role as a senior clinician, Mark is our clinic manager.

Qualification

1992 Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy, La Trobe University

Professional Experience

1995-2003 McKinnon Sports Medicine Centre
2003-Present WHSSPC

Other Experience

1989-1994 Senior player Collingwood Football Club
1995-2000 Senior player Essendon Football Club
2001-2007 AFL Umpire
2004 Clinical Pilates Level 1 (DMA)
2009-2010 Physiotherapist AFL Essendon Football Club
2007-Present AFL Umpire Physiotherapist
2006 Dry Needling for Pain Relief Level 1

Amanda Schulz

Physiotherapist

Amanda graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2004, commencing work in the private sector in 2005. She joined the team at Windy Hill Physiotherapy in 2009, where she divides her time between musculoskeletal and sporting consultations, hydrotherapy rehabilitation classes, and Pilates-based rehabilitation classes.

Amanda has many years of experience working with a variety of sporting teams at local, national and international level. Her sports coverage has included Aussie Rules Football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, netball, and rugby 7s. Most recently, Amanda was involved in the successful U17 State Netball team campaign (2014) and the Victorian Flames ANL team (2014). Amanda continues her involvement with the PNG Women’s Sevens Rugby team, touring internationally.

Amanda has a passion for continuing education, most recently completing her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy (2015), gaining her title as an APA Sports Physiotherapist. Amanda is qualified in dry needling and Pilates, and recently completed a Bikefit training course, a service that will be added to her clinic work in 2016.

Qualifications

2004 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), University of Melbourne
2007 Post Graduate Certificate (Exercise for Women), University of Melbourne
2015 Masters of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne

 

Professional experience

2005-2008 Physiotherapist, Station Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy, Melton
 2009-Present Physiotherapist, Windy Hill Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic

Other experience

2004-05 Sports Trainer, 2005 Deaflympic Games
2006 Sports Trainer, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth games
2008 Pregnancy aqua instructor, Melton Waves Leisure Centre
2005-2012 Physiotherapist, Old Westbourne Amateur Football Club
 2010  U 19 Tournament Physiotherapist, Federation of Oceanic Rugby Union, Samoa

 

Carli Harris

Physiotherapist

Carli joined WHSSPC physiotherapy team in 2015. She is a very experienced physiotherapist who has had 10 years of experience with AFL U18 teams at Oakleigh Chargers and with AFL Metropolitan and Country squads. Carli is a fantastic addition to our team and we welcome her to Windy Hill Physiotherapy.

Qualification

2004 Bachelor of Physiotherapy(Honours), LaTrobe University
2008 Post Graduate Certificate Sports Physiotherapy

Professional Associations

Australian Physiotherapy Association
Sports Physiotherapy Association
Sports Medicine Australia

Professional Experience

2005-present Physiotherapist U18 AFL Oakleigh Chargers
2005-present U18 AFL Victoria Country Physiotherapist
2005-Present U16 AFL Victoria Metropolitan Physiotherapist

 

Dr Wendy Bower

Physiotherapist

Wendy joined WHSSP in 2015 and has extensive experience as a clinician in Women’s and Men’s Health. Wendy has international experience as both a clinician and researcher. She has undertaken extensive research in disorders of the urinary tract in children and adults. Her post-doctoral work was undertaken at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and she returned to Australia in 2013 from an appointment as a Professor at the Clinical Institute in Denmark. She is still continuing her research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

 

Qualifications

1986 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney
1994 Masters of Applied Science, University of Sydney
1998 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
2008 Postgraduate Diploma Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Professional experience

1987-1991 Physiotherapist, The Western Sydney Area Health Service
 1991-1994 Physiotherapist, The Continence Promotion Centre
 1994-2001 Consultant Physiotherapist, Western Sydney Continence Management and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
 2001-2005 Post-doctoral Research officer Assistant Professor, Paediatric Surgery and Paediatric Urology Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 2007-2010 Clinical Audit Co-ordinator, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 2011-2012 Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine and Department of Paediatrics, Aarhus University, Denmark
 2013-2014 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University

Other experience

1992-Present International Presenter at Continence,Urology and Paediatric conferences
2001-2013 Post-graduate teaching on continence University of Melbourne, University of Antwerp, Imperial College London
2007-2009 Undergraduate teaching Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Liana Fitzpatrick

Physiotherapist

Liana graduated from La Trobe University after completing her Physiotherapy degree and has formed a particular interest in musculoskeletal as well as sports related conditions. She has a passion for helping people improve their quality of life and helping athletes improve their performance. Liana uses a wide variety of rehabilitation exercises and strength programs, which can be implemented through pilates classes to help people return to full function after an injury. Outside of the clinic Liana is heavily involved as a physiotherapist for her local football club. Liana has a passion for athletics, in particularly middle distance running.