Lorraine is a highly experienced physiotherapist with a focus on helping people who have problems related to the Jaw/TMJ, head and neck. Lorraine takes lifestyle and other health factors into account to provide a holistic approach to care for each individual, and she favours a gentle approach to treatment, finding this to be more effective.
“Sometimes less is more, it’s often the little things we do that make a big difference”.
Lorraine qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 from King's College Hospital, London, where she developed an early interest in the TMJ and Cranio-mandibular disorders (those related to the jaw and head) during a fascinating lecture at university by Kerry Read, a physiotherapist with a special interest in the area.
After qualifying Lorraine consolidated her knowledge in all areas of hospital medicine. Whilst working at Windsor's Princess Margaret Hospital, UK Lorraine was happy to take on the patients with Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction who were referred by the local oral surgeon. Moving on to gain experience working with the British military, in Accident and Emergency and with professional sailing teams she was able to improve patient outcomes by providing forward thinking management of acute injuries. She became operational Lead Physiotherapist for the rapidly growing Solent Musculo-Skeletal Service, working closely with the specialist Solent Pain Team and the UK's Dr Cathy Price, Lorraine developed a passion for helping those with ongoing pain and was involved in several research studies looking at physiotherapy interaction and treatments for chronic pain.
Lorraine and her family moved to the beautiful Sunshine State of Queensland in 2016, where she has been using her skills in Aged care and since 2019 she has been fortunate enough to start working in private practice with Kerry Read, re-kindling a desire to help people with head, neck and jaw symptoms.
Techniques used in Lorraine’s practice have been influenced by the work of Brian Mulligan, Mariano Rocobado, Robin McKenzie, Kerry Read, Geoff Maitland, Francine St George, John Upledger and Dean Watson.
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