Director and Chief Musculoskeletal Therapist, Your Musculoskeletal Specialist.
After completing her nursing certificate in 1980, Paula specialized in intensive care. She completed her Personal Training Certificate in 2001, a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2002 and a Bachelors in Health Science Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2007. This established a pathway to corrective exercises and rehabilitation of the patient suffering soft tissue dysfunction. Paula has lectured for massage colleges in Brisbane on diploma and degree subjects, and coordinated and designed units of study for the vocational education arena and higher education.
She has presented courses, seminars and workshops within the massage industry in areas of musculoskeletal dysfunction, instability of the core, acute and chronic muscle imbalance, and various muscle and joint techniques, establishing her expertise within the field. She has produced a growing list of videos demonstrating the treatment of many conditions of the body, has written articles in a variety of journals and text books on massage, and is currently finishing a six-book series on best treatment options for those practicing in the remedial body work industries.
Paula has served on the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) – the largest peak body since its inception in 2000 – as Vice President of the Queensland Branch, as a Director for a four-year term and as President from 2008–2010. Paula was reinstated as a Board Director in 2014 as a member elect. Paula served as Chair on the Ethics Committee for several years and she is currently Chair of the Education Committee. She is a past Director on the Board of the Australian Massage Research Foundation (AMRF).
Paula has presented in Canada on numerous occasions and has been involved in the National Health Practitioners of Canada/AAMT governance and strategic planning. Her next venture will see her offering global webinars and face-to-face presentations to the global market.
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