Anna Lanyon

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I work in Bondi Junction and Caringbah.

My Story:

I’m a country girl from Wagga Wagga….‘The Wagga Effect’ didn’t quite lead to a professional sporting career, but certainly did lead to my passion for sport.

During my time as an athlete (800 and 1500m athletics), I would look up to whoever helped me try and achieve my full potential; especially physiotherapists. This ultimately led me to pursue a career in physiotherapy.

My delightful children – Daisy (4) and Freddie (1) keep me busy – and I juggle my time between my family, keeping fit, going to the beach – as I now live in the Shire!

What makes me different:

I’ve had the privilege of being able to work with elite sporting teams in both London and Sydney…..and so have worked on everything and anything, both on and off the field.

I have always had a particular interest in the lower back and pelvis, and also in strength and conditioning (stemming from my sporting background).

Essentially, I love assessing the whole body; connecting injuries and stories from the person’s past to their current symptoms and figuring out why the problem is there in the first place!

More recently since having my children, I have realised just how important it is to know everything about the pelvis…..both inside and out (and of course about the pelvic floor!). I am grateful to be able to use my musculoskeletal background to pair up with my Women’s Health knowledge to treat a range of specific women’s health problems as well.

I am passionate about educating women about their bodies during pregnancy and in the post-natal period, and ensuring they reach their exercise goals…..safely! I also have a keen interest in pelvic pain and connecting pathology with internal and external symptoms.

What I have learnt:

  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Nutrition) at The University of Wollongong 2005
  • Master of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney 2007

Musculoskeletal:

  • Dr LJ Lee, The Sports Thorax – Connect the whole body to optimise performance with the Thoracic Ring Approach.
  • LJ Lee, The Sports Pelvis and Hip
  • Lyn Watson, Level 1 Shoulder Course
  • Dry Needling, Level 1 with GEMt
  • Clinical Yoga for Physiotherapists
  • Level 1 Sports Taping

Women’s Health and Continence:

  • Introductory to Women’s Health – Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Advanced Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Taryn Hallam
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Exercise Sport and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction –  Taryn Hallam
  • Pelvic organ prolapse & Gellhorn workshop –  Taryn Hallam
  • Advanced lactating breast workshop with Melinda Cooper
  • Pelvic Skills workshop with Prof Hans Peter Deitz
  • Pelvic pain – Taryn Hallam (Feb 2020)

My Fun Fact: 

I learnt to water ski when I was 4