Samantha Jakelic

Physiotherapist APAM
Physiotherapist for Dancers and Performers

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Samantha is an esteemed Physiotherapist with a ballet background and close to 10 years experience. She has acquired vast skills in a range of clinical areas since graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) degree from the University of Sydney. Samantha commenced working as a physiotherapist at Westmead Children’s Hospital – treating a diversity of children’s based conditions – before moving into private practice where she has developed a strong reputation for providing the highest quality care for her clients, from the elite dancer and sportsperson through to those simply wanting to lead a more comfortable and active life.

Samantha has a special interest in assisting clients to progress from their pain experience to the attainment of their goals by utilising the best evidence-based practices.

Samantha’s skill set extends to dance. As a former dance student herself, she understands the importance of preventing injuries, chronic injury management and fixing those niggles fast. Sam understands that providing alternative activities¬†to maintain fitness, strength, and flexibility when an injury occurs is the cornerstone to a dancer’s recovery through every part of their lifespan.

Samantha also takes a keen interest in managing, understanding and rehabilitating aerial and pole-dancing clients as these two fitness forms grow in popularity.

Samantha is passionate about continuing education and is currently undertaking post-graduate Masters in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through La Trobe University. She looks forward to integrating these advanced skills and training into her clinical practice.