Liz O’Brien: Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Liz completed her physiotherapy degree at Sydney University in 2000 graduating with first class honours. She spent the next 4 years working in private practice in Sydney and then returned to her home town in 2005 to open Country Physiotherapy. In 2012 the second location, Gulgong was opened. Liz’s work passion is treating acute musculoskeletal injuries, back/pelvis injuries and womens health. Her love of being fit and encouraging others to improve their health led to the evolution of Country Physiotherapy’s Fitness and Pilates Classes.
Belinda Drysdale: Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Belinda moved to Mudgee in 1998 and, apart from travelling from time to time throughout the state to do locum work has called Mudgee home for the past 15 years.
Her special interests include treating neck and back pain, wrist and hand injuries including splinting, fibregalss casting, lymphoedema, post surgery rehab, sports injuries, overuse injuries and chronic pain.
She is trained in dry needling techniques and acupuncture (Japanese Meridian Therapy) as well as being a Pilates Instructor, teaching both mat and studio classes.
Hamish Finlayson: Physiotherapist
In 2014 Hamish completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Orange and joins us as a new graduate in 2015. Hamish grew up in Orange and has always had a passion for sport, both playing and watching. Through sport, Hamish was introduced to injury management and this sparked his interest in physiotherapy, the human body and in particular back injuries. Hamish was looking to stay in the central west after finishing uni and so Stride Health was the perfect team to join. Hamish has really enjoyed his time in Mudgee so far and is looking forward to working within the community.
Jocelyn Horton: Physiotherapist
Jocelyn grew up in Central West NSW and completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University, Albury in 2009. She has spent the last 9 years working in the hospital setting in Victoria. Keen to return to the Central West, Jocelyn moved to Mudgee at the end of 2018.
Her special interests include treating neurological conditions (including Stroke, Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome), balance disorders, dizziness and keeping the elderly active and independent. She has a big focus on exercise based therapy and ongoing self-management.
Ashlee Rowe: Physiotherapist
Ashlee completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University, Orange in 2018. She grew up in Dubbo and joins us as a new graduate in 2019 after wanting to stay and work in the Central West. She has an interest in the management of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries using exercise based therapies. She has enjoyed the move to Mudgee and working within the local area.