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Kathleen Pettyfor

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Sports Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Practitioner
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Olympic Park Campus
BPhysio, MPhysio (Sports), GCertSportPhysio, Certificate III in Fitness

Bio

Having worked across many clinical environments and sporting arenas, Kathleen Pettyfor has always enjoyed helping athletes of all ages and abilities to overcome injury and get back on the track!

Kathleen Pettyfor has worked with a range of local to elite athletes including: netballers, surf lifesavers, triathletes and hockey players. She is also kept busy with her current roles at Melbourne Football Club – heading up the Physiotherapy for the AFLW Team and running the AFL Clinical Pilates program, and with Tennis Australia, providing tournament coverage for the Australian Pro Tour & Junior players.  Through these roles, Kathleen Pettyfor has found a special interest in the rehabilitation of ACL injuries, hip and groin pain, and adolescent back pain.

In 2018, Kathleen Pettyfor completed further training in the field of women’s cancer and oncology rehabilitation. Kathleen Pettyfor is available to assist with post-operative rehabilitation, fatigue management and maintaining physical function during and post cancer treatment.

Aside from her clinical work, Kathleen Pettyfor is passionate about ongoing learning. She has experience as a physiotherapy educator at LaTrobe University in Bundoora, Australia.

Qualifications

2017
Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (MPhysio (Sports)), Latrobe University
2016
ASCA Strength and Conditioning Course
2014
Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy (GCertSportPhysio), Latrobe University
2010
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhysio), Monash University, 2010
Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

  • AFLW Head Physiotherapist – Melbourne Football Club (2016 – Present)
  • Tournament Physiotherapist – Tennis Australia (2015–Present)
  • Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist – Melbourne Football Club (AFL) (2015–Present)
  • Head Physiotherapist – Casey Scorpions Football Club (VFL) (2012–2014)
  • Physiotherapist – Australian Women’s Masters Hockey team, Trans-Tasman Tournament, NZ (2013)
  • Physiotherapist – Noble Park Football Club (EFL) (2011)

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