Carolyn Smith - Blackwood Physiotherapy

Carolyn Smith

CONSULTING

Tuesday
12:30pm – 6:00pm
Wed
8:00am -11:00am
Thursday
12:30pm – 6:00pm

WHY CAROLYN SMITH IS THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST FOR YOU

After a thorough assessment Carolyn is able to use a variety of techniques to treat and rehabilitate injuries. Carolyn works with clients to reach the best possible outcome and long term solution, treating each client with a caring and respectful manner.

As a Clinical Pilates Instructor Carolyn can help design individualised exercise program which is appropriate for you.

Carolyn runs a number of clinical exercise classes designed to improve posture and core stability and assist in the rehabilitation of a variety of conditions.

HOBBIES

  • Nordic walking and bush walking
  • Camping
  • keeping fit with cycling and gym
  • Reading
  • Relaxing with family and friends
  • Just entered the world of quilting!

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  •  Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio) 1983, South Australian Institute of Technology
  • APA member since 1983
  • Extensive experience in rural South Australia, New Zealand and Adelaide private practices.
  • Experience in Occupational Health – work site visits, functional capacity assessments, job modifications and work related injuries.
  • Pilates trained – Mathwork and DMA Clinical Pilates
  • Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling – Advanced upper limb, TMJ, Head and Neck (2008)
  • Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling – Advanced lower limb, Pelvis and Lumbar Region (2009)
  • Muscle Energy Training for Pelvis and Thoracic Areas
  • Facial strain/counter strain manual therapy for musculoskeletal and joint pain, where tissues are placed in a position of greatest comfort to product relief.
  • Nordic Walking Trainer with Nordic  Academy Australia
  • Dizziness disorders (BPPV – Benign Poroxysman Positional Vertigo)
  • Pelvic pain in pregnancy

SPECIAL INTERESTS AND AREAS OF PARTICULAR SPECIALTY

  • Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Spinal pain management
  • Pelvic girdle, sacroiliac and hip pain
  • Pregnancy pelvic pain and postnatal abdominal muscle rehabilitation
  • Shoulder rotator cuff related pain
  • Clinical exercise/Pilates programs
The Blackwood Physiotherapy team