Meet our Physiotherapist Akshaya Gad
Akshaya completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in India and immediately upon graduation, began immersing herself in the world of sports. While working in a Musculoskeletal and Sports injury private practice, she became a team physiotherapist for a wide range of sports including cricket, badminton, tennis and soccer. This enabled her to obtain extensive on field-exposure to the demands that different sports have on different areas of the body. Through her experiences she has adopted a biopsychosocial approach to treat her clients as she believes by addressing her client’s issues holistically will enable her to provide the best service for optimal health and wellbeing.
Craving for more clinical knowledge and excellence, Akshaya migrated to Australia and completed her Master In Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) from University of South Australia. Akshaya gained experience working with a variety of local footy and hockey clubs. She became a member of Sports Medicine (South Australia) which gave her the opportunity to cover multiple sports. With the combination of her Master and experiences, Akshaya is able to refine her manual handling skills while using evidence-based practice to facilitate changes in clients with musculoskeletal, sports injuries and chronic pain. Akshaya has developed special interest in shoulders, spinal conditions especially neck and lower back pain, knees and Pilates.
In her spare time, Akshaya enjoys running, hiking, reading, playing badminton and exploring new places. She loves watching and following a variety of sports. Being a foodie herself, Akshaya also enjoys cooking different cuisines.