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Lisa Friend

Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Collins St

Lisa graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Growing up in a family of physiotherapists, she has always been surrounded by and interested in how the body works.


Throughout her teenage and early adult years Lisa competed in cycling at a national and international level and athletics at a state and national level. Since becoming a physiotherapist, Lisa has developed an interest in assessing and treating cyclists and runners.


Lisa has worked in sports and spinal clinics in Melbourne and working under specialist physiotherapists. She has completed further training including DMA Clinical Pilates, Lyn Watson’s shoulder course, the APA spinal courses and dry needling. She is also a qualified yoga instructor and enjoys treating patients who either want to start or return to exercise after injury.


Since finishing cycling, Lisa now enjoys Pilates and yoga to keep fit and runs in the occasional half marathon and charity run.

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Preventing a cycling injury

It’s a physiotherapist's tale as old as time: person has to give up high-impact activities due to injury, takes up cycling as a low impact, (supposedly) less injury-inducing alternative. On paper, cycling is a fantastic alternative – the perfect mix of cardiovascular-endurance workout and social outing (with obligatory caffeine fix)! However, injuries can still happen on the bike and are, more often than not, easily avoided with a bit of planning ahead.

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Cycling Assessments and Bike Fits: Part 2

In our first Cycling Assessments and Bike Fits post, Lisa touched on the number one reason that cyclists present to Pure Physio with their bike: injury. In this second and final part, we'll take a look at the second most likely reason that people bring their bikes in to the clinic, which is performance.

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