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Leanne Scown

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Practitioner
Geelong Campus, Olympic Park Campus
MPhysio, BPhysio(Hons)


Leanne Scown has worked in private practice since graduating from The University of Melbourne. She completed her full training in DMA Clinical Pilates in 2004 and has specialised in this field since then, incorporating Clinical Pilates with sports specific rehabilitation from acute injury, return to play and injury prevention with both amateur and elite sports people. Since beginning at OPSMC in 2009, Leanne has established and managed the Clinical Pilates department and it continues to grow with a very experienced team of Clinical Pilates physiotherapists and Clinical Pilates instructors.

Leanne’s further clinical interests are rehabilitation of both acute and chronic spinal conditions, complex musculoskeletal pain disorders, headache and postural pain, dance medicine, musicians, joint hypermobility syndrome and associated pain syndromes, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Clinical sporting interests include swimming, running, diving, tennis, triathlon and the performance arts.

Individually tailored self-management strategies and education about your condition are an integral part of Leanne’s approach, and she is also skilled in the use of Real Time Ultrasound for assessment of the deep abdominals and pelvic floor musculature, as well as the deep hip stabilisers, and Dry Needling in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Having been an investigator on a Clinical Trial (see details below), Leanne also uses ViMove technology to accurately assess, prevent and manage low back injuries and guide rehabilitation.


Masters of Sports Physiotherapy (MPhysio), La Trobe University
Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy, La Trobe University
DMA Clinical Pilates (Levels 1-4), Dance Medicine Australia
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) (BPhysio(Hons)), University of Melbourne

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

  • Consultant Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist – Tennis Australia
  • Consultant Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist – Melbourne Storm & Melbourne Rebels Rugby
  • Head Physiotherapist – WICKED! The musical (2008-2009)
  • Consultant Physiotherapist – Toyota AFL Legends TV Advertisement Campaigns
  • Physiotherapist – Melbourne University Blacks FC (2001-2005)

Research / Publications

Investigator in: Kent, Laird, Haines (2015): The effect of changing movement and posture using motion-sensor biofeedback, versus guidelines-based care, on the clinical outcomes of people with sub-acute or chronic low back pain – a multicentre, cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled, pilot trial

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