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Laura Denny-Smith

Laura Denny-Smith

Pelvic Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist 

I work at Bondi Junction and Cammeray 

My story:

I grew up in the regional town of Albury where there wasn’t much else to do but be outdoors and be active. It was my years here of competitive netball and basketball that first peaked my interest in Physiotherapy - mostly because I was always visiting them! After completing high school, I moved to Sydney for uni and actually started out studying chiropractic before making the switch and doing my Masters in Physiotherapy. Whilst I do miss the pace (and the zero traffic) of a country life, I love the life I’m building here in Sydney with my partner and our gorgeous border collie, Milo. If I’m not at work you will probably catch me at CrossFit, running, swimming at the beach, reading a book or hunting for a really good coffee! 

What makes me different: 

I love connecting with and really getting to know my patients. My favourite part of my job is knowing the people I have the privilege of treating every day. I think this foundation of trust, empathy and friendship lays the groundwork for a really great therapist-patient relationship. I am particularly passionate about treating women with pelvic pain. I love pulling together all the pieces of the puzzle and helping women make sense of what is happening in their bodies. When that light bulb comes on, there is no better feeling. I also love helping women throughout their pre and post-natal journeys. To educate and empower women on all their options and help them to birth and recover the best they can.

What I have learnt:

  • Bachelor of chiropractic science - Macquarie University

  • Doctor of physiotherapy - Macquarie universityMusculoskeletal:

  • The cervical spine and shoulder - The knowledge exchange

  • Pilates matwork level 1 - APPI

  • Connect Therapy TM and the Thorax

Womens health:

  • Introduction to womens health - Taryn Hallum - WHTA

  • Prolapse and stress urinary incontinence - Taryn Hallum- WHTA

  • Pelvic pain - Taryn Hallum- WHTA

  • Birth preparation for physiotherapists - TPC

Fun Fact:

I didn’t always want to be a physio, I had some pretty unrealistic dreams as a kid of what I would be when I grew up - if you ask I might tell you!

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