Bsc Physiotherapy (Hons)
Candice attained her physiotherapy degree in South Africa in 1994 and has 20 years experience in sports, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and lymphatic physiotherapy. She practiced in South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom before immigrating to Australia in 2003 and becoming the owner of Frenchs Forest Physiotherapy in 2004.
Candice has extensive post graduate training in many areas including Dry Needling,Muscle Energy Techniques,Kinesiotaping, McKenzie and Mulligans techniques and lymphatic treatment.
She has a special interest in managing hip and shoulder problems and is also trained in the assessment, education and treatment of lymphoedema and is registered with the NSW Lymphoedema Support Group.
Candice strives to stay up to date with current research and treatment techniques and focuses on identifying the cause of the problem with the aim of assisting her patients in speeding up the recovery and preventing future recurrences.
When away from the practice, she is married and an active mum of two young boys and a keen runner, competing in road races and half marathons.
Certificate Massage Therapy
Rod is an accomplished Physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the health industry. He is a graduate of Sydney University, completing his Physiotherapy degree there in 1995. He has also studied Human Movement Science and completed a graduate certificate in Diabetes Management and Education at UTS. In recent years he has assisted in research projects with Sydney University including chronic lower back pain and whiplash injury management.
Rod has a wealth of training in treating injuries of all origins, ranging from the workplace to sporting fields. His clinical interests include not only musculoskeletal physiotherapy, post-operative and sports rehabilitation but also holistic health management.
Away from work Rod is married with 4 children and keeps active with touch football, surfing and mountainbiking on the Northern Beaches.
B.App. Sc/ Ex. Sports Science
Sol is an experienced and well rounded physio with 3 degrees behind him. Sol studied Psychology and History in the United States, then Exercise and Sports Science at Sydney University before completing his Masters in Physiotherapy.
In addition to over 15 years working in the fitness industry, his physiotherapy career has included rehabilitating patients at Mona Vale Hospital, the SAN Private Hospital and Delmar Private Hospital, as well as working in two physiotherapy and sports injury private practices.
He has a thirst for knowledge, and has furthered his physiotherapy skills with post graduate qualifications in Needling and Active Release Techniques and is an ART Full Body Therapist. As a physio he believes in the benefit of hands on manual therapy and exercise prescription, and has a particular interest in lower back pain.
Outside of the clinic, Sol enjoys staying fit and is a Crossfit coach at Crossfit Brookvale. He is also a family man, with a lovely wife and 2 young children keeping him busy.
We know that Sol will be a great addition to our centre, with his enthusiasm and experience.
Lauren is originally a Northern Beaches girl, whom relocated to the country town of Barham on the border of NSW and Victoria 12 years ago with her husband and children.
There she set up and ran a successful physiotherapy practice for over a decade, which was awarded the 2015 Gold Award for excellence in Customer Service from Australian Business Quality Awards.
Lauren and her family recently returned back to the beaches and we have been fortunate enough to have her join us at Frenchs Forest Physiotherapy.
In her career thus far, Lauren has accumulated a wealth of experience in a diverse range of areas. After completing her degree at Sydney University in 1993, she worked at Manly and Lady Davidson Hospitals before moving into private practice.
In addition to treating patients in private practice, Lauren has worked as a team physiotherapist for football, netball and rugby clubs; provided back care and balance and falls prevention classes; as well as providing therapy at a number of aged care facilities.
Lauren has also studied further, with post graduate training in Aged Care, Falls Prevention, Sports Physiotherapy, Taping and McKenzie Neck and Back Treatment. She has a very “hands on” approach to treatment and enjoys working as a physiotherapist immensely, both in terms of caring for the patients, and helping them achieve their goals.
I'm sure you will join us in extending a warm welcome to Lauren and whom we are certain will be a vital part of the team at Frenchs Forest Physiotherapy.
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