My name is Amanda Ellison and I am the Business Manager for this amazing clinic!
My Story: I grew up in Sydney’s south west in Chipping Norton (please don’t hold that against me!). As a kid I LOVED to play all types of sport, but as I got older I stuck to my one true love… netball. Unfortunately my knees did not love netball as much as I did, so I spent a fair chunk of my time (and my mum’s money!) at a sports physio…..and that is where the spark was ignited.
My first ever job was as a receptionist at my local Physio Clinic and this is where I truly fell in love with the health industry. I love meeting different people, seeing them through their journey and watching all the amazing results people get from Physio.
In fact I loved it so much I wanted to be a Physio myself!; however I settled for doing my massage diploma instead. I worked at a Chiropractic Clinic as a Massage Therapist for many years before deciding my body needed a break.
A few years later again I found another passion – Travel! I packed up and moved to London. This is where I worked in a very large Physiotherapy Clinic and became the Practice Manager. I learnt so much from my colleagues over there and really fell in love with that role. I also lived on baked beans and toast because I spent most of my money travelling through Europe.
So here I am…..I started as a Practice Manager at this very clinic upon my return from London in 2010. When I started at the clinic I was more of a receptionist, but over the years my role has REALLY grown and so have I. (I did have a sneaky year off though in 2014-2015 and lived in Whistler, Canada, where you guessed it…..I also worked as receptionist in a Physiotherapy Clinic!).
I never thought I would still be here almost 8 years later but I also underestimated just how much I would LOVE IT. This Clinic has the most unbelievable leader and team, everyone has such passion for what they do and it is inspiring to be around. We have fantastic patients that I really enjoy chatting too and getting to know. I feel very fortunate to work in such a great place and I can honestly say I really do love my job!
A Fun Fact: I wore skate shoes under my year 12 formal dress (globes to be exact!)…..much to my mothers disappointment.