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Sophia Kennedy

Physiotherapist
Clinical Pilates Instructor

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Sophia Kennedy

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Sophia is a 2013 graduate of the University of Melbourne Physiotherapy program. She also holds a Bachelor of Dance degree from the Victorian College of the Arts where she graduated in 2008.

Since graduating she has worked exclusively in the private practice setting, in amateur AFL football and elite and amateur level Australian baseball and has a interest in treating sporting populations.

In more recent years she has developed a particular interest in Baseball and holds the position of Head Physiotherapist with the Melbourne Aces Baseball Team who she travels with in the Summer months. In 2017 she also attended Spring Training with the Minnesota Twins, where she gained valuable insight into the training demands at the elite level. She loves to work with throwing athletes of all levels on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation.

Sophia has had a lifelong relationship with Pilates, starting out as a dancer in her younger years. Since then she has undergone further training in equipment Levels 1-4 with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI). She is an advocate for clinical Pilates as a great way to target specific muscle groups and re-train movement patterns.


Involvement with teams and associations:

  • Old Haileybury Amateur Football Club - Physiotherapist (2013 - 2015)

  • Melbourne Aces Baseball Team - Head Physiotherapist  (2015 - present)

  • Team Australia Baseball Team - Physiotherapist,  ABL All Star game 2016

 

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, 2013

 

Professional memberships and positions:

  • APA Member

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

  • Sports Physiotherapy Australia

 

Personal sporting experience:

Sophia enjoys keeping fit and healthy by participating in Yoga

 

 

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  • Northern Blues VFL
  • Sydney Swans
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Melbourne Cricket Club
  • Gold Coast Suns
  • Williamstown VFL
  • Melbourne Rebels
  • Melbourne Mustangs
  • Carlton FC
  • Melbourne Aces
  • South Caulfield Cricket Club
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Memberships and Associations
  • Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • HICAPS
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians
  • Medicare
  • Worksafe
  • APPI Pilates
  • Myotherapy Association Australia
  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Sports Dietitians Australia
  • Australian Podiatry Association (Vic.)
  • Australian Physiotherpay Association
  • The Australian Psychological Society
  • Polestar Pilates Australia
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Australian Association of Massage Therapists