Eliza Bernardi

My story:

I grew up in Forbes in the central west of NSW and eventually made my way to Sydney where I completed my years 9-12 at boarding school. I spent my childhood working in our family supermarket, playing soccer, touch football and water skied most weekends. I was constantly surrounded by my big extended family, as we all lived next door to each other!
I actually never had much to do with Physio until I attended a nerdy science camp in year 11. Here I had the opportunity to observe and talk to a bunch of Physio’s, and I guess I thought that what they were doing was pretty cool!
I studied Physiotherapy at ACU in North Sydney and was a product of their first cohort of physiotherapists. We were fortunate enough to study a six-week women’s health course, which is what sparked my interest in this field.
 

What makes me different:
I am a relaxed and personable physio who really loves getting to know my patients!
I have worked in the past, as part of a team of specialists (with other physio’s, exercise physiologists, dietitians, massage therapists and personal trainers). I feel this has given me the skills and insight into what is truly required to take people from the early phases of treatment to their end performance goals.
 

What I have learnt:
B. App Sci (Physiotherapy)
 

Musculoskeletal:

  • McKenzie Institute Part A Lumbar spine
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental & Dry Needling For Physiotherapists APA
  • ASCA Strength and Conditioning Level 1
  • APPI Matwork Level 1
  • APPI Ante/Post Natal Pilates
  • ConnectTherapy™ Series enrolled in 2019 – Dr Linda-Joy Lee  

Women’s Health:

  • Introductory to Women’s Health – Taryn Hallam 
  • Advanced course in Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Taryn Hallam 
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor – Exercise Sport and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction – Taryn Hallam 
  • Objective Testing Advanced Level 1 – Taryn Hallam 
  • Genitourinary and Anorectal Pain Disorders – Taryn Hallam 

Fun Fact:
I learn’t piano up until 8th grade, but my teacher had to carefully select the songs (and they were always the worst ones) that only had very small jumps in them – I have such small hands that I struggled to reach the keys!