Linda Bennetts Principal Physiotherapist completed a diploma of Physiotherapy graduating from the Otago University in 1975. Linda’s love for sport and the management of sports related injuries led her into a successful career in the sporting arena. Linda was the first ever female physiotherapist to travel with a New Zealand Commonwealth or Olympic Games team to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 1982. Linda also was fortunate to be apart of the first ever World Athletics Championships in Helsinki 1983 travelling with the New Zealand Team.
Due to suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, the cold weather in Invercargill prompted a move to Brisbane in 1983. Since living in Brisbane Linda has been a physiotherapist at Wests Rugby Club for 30 years, and worked with many representative rugby union teams including: Australian U19’s 1995 Australian U21’s 1996-2000, Australia A, Australian 7’s, and Queensland B in the 1990’s. As well as rugby Linda has also had the privilege of working with elite level athletes from many other sports including her involvement with the Queensland Academy of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport.
Suffering from a chronic illness herself, has sparked a special interest in the management of chronic pain and dysfunction. Linda’s “wholistic” approach to the management of chronic pain, whereby she not only treats the symptoms but trails the causative factors, has her in the forefront of the understanding and management of chronic pain in Brisbane. When Linda is not working in the clinic she enjoys sunshine at the beach, watching her two daughters playing sport and spending time with her gorgeous grand daughters.