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.