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Physiotherapist

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Laura Hanson

Manual Physiotherapist
Collins St

Qualifications

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.

Experience

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.

Personal

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

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The Pure Method

You may have noticed that here at Pure we do things slightly differently. If you see us for treatment, you will typically have two physios looking after you (you lucky thing!) – a manual physio and a rehab physio. Most injuries, be they gradual or sudden, result in varying levels of pain and/or stiffness and require some form of hands-on (manual) treatment plus retraining altered movement patterns and strength work (rehab).  

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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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