B. Physio (La Trobe University)
Carissa graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy practice. Carissa has a particular passion for assessing and managing conditions along the lifelong spectrum; including acute sport-related injuries through to chronic, age-related conditions. Her treatment focuses around a patient-centred care model, whereby a patient’s holistic presentation and lifestyle directs their overall management.
Carissa has had experience assessing and managing sporting conditions within multiple high-level soccer teams, at both State and at National Premier League levels. She also is a keen advocate for Pilates, and prides herself on providing exercise programs individually tailored to her patients’ various levels of function and preferences.
Outside of working hours, Carissa plays competitive Women’s Tennis for Plenty Tennis Club in Section 2 and enjoys road cycling in the hope of one day competing in a triathlon.