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Laura Hanson

Laura Hanson

Manual Physiotherapist

Laura is currently on Maternity Leave.


Laura qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2001 from University of Southampton, UK; and completed her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2015 at University of Melbourne.


Laura has had a diverse experience working in the NHS, London until 2008.  Since then she has worked in private practice in Melbourne including musculoskeletal and sports injuries, and Women’s Health.  In addition, Laura has assisted tutoring on courses run by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), including Spinal and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) courses.

Laura has been an active member of the  Pure Physio team since 2011.


Outside of work, Laura enjoys yoga and walks by the beach!

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Dry Needling – A Case Study

Physiotherapy can encompass different treatment tools, one of which is dry needling. For those that don’t know, dry needling is the use of inserting fine needles for the purpose of reducing tension and pain. The needles are ‘dry’ as no fluid is being inserted or removed. “But how can sticking needles in me make me better?” I hear you cry!

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Foot Core System

In a recent article in 2014, McKeon et al explore the evolution of our feet; the intrinsic and extrinsic stability of the foot; and incorporate this into assessment and treatment of the foot. Here is a summary of that article by Laura Hanson.

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Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a part of the body you may not know much about. We hear a lot about other injuries, back, hip, knee, shoulder, and so on but how often do we hear about jaw pain? In fact studies show that around 16% of the population need treatment for jaw pain. You, or someone you know, may be experiencing it. So who do you go to see? Your doctor? A dentist? Did you know that physiotherapists can treat jaw pain? Let’s explain a little about some of the anatomy and you’ll see why a physio might be the best person to see.

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