Who is Isabelle Kelly?
Isabelle Kelly joined PhysioWorks in 2020. Isabelle’s areas of interest include sports physiotherapy, the science of how the human body creates and responds to a pain experience, and condition or injury management for people with mental health needs. She enjoys assisting her patients to understand and take control of their concerns, and to guide them towards a self-management pathway for a more active lifestyle, more comfortable work, sporting, or recreational life. Isabelle also has a passion for encouraging her patients to improve their baseline health and strength to prevent re-injury in the future and develop new healthy habits to protect from and minimise flare-ups of old niggles.
Isabelle prides herself on her listening skills, approachable manner, and ability to blend the latest science with individual needs and concerns. This approach allows her to develop bespoke action plans for each of her patients, creating a clear path from their current situation towards their personal best.
Isabelle graduated from James Cook University (Townsville) in 2014 and moved to Brisbane to start working in various private practices. During this time, she developed a keen interest in sports physiotherapy, including football, netball, weight lifting, Olympic lifting, swimming and running. Isabelle was the Lead Physiotherapist for the Samford Rangers Football Club for two seasons.
Between 2017 and 2020, Isabelle worked in a variety of settings across England, including private practice, military rehabilitation, sport and acute injury care, as well as hospital physiotherapy work for people who have just had orthopaedic surgery (recovery for joint replacement and repair). Isabelle worked closely with The Cambridge Boat Club (rowing) and developed her skills in assisting athletes from fencing, lacrosse, European handball, Fives, goalball, real tennis, squash, Korfball and athletics. She returned to Australia in response to the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19.
Outside of work hours, you can find Isabelle cross-stitching, travelling the world, lifting weights in the gym, running along the river, or curled up on the couch with her cat and the latest true crime docuseries on Netflix.
- Subacromial Impingement
- ACJ Dysfunction and Dislocation
- Supraspinatus Tendinopathy /Biceps Tendinopathy
- Post Operative Shoulder Care
- Frozen Shoulder
- Postoperative Care
- Patellofemoral Knee Pain / Chondromalacia Patella
- Jumper’s Knee / Patella Tendinopathy
- Hamstring tendinopathy
- Recurrent Hamstring Strains
- Achilles Tendinopathy / Achilles Rupture
- Ankle Impingement / Posterior Ankle Impingement
- Ankle Sprains / High Ankle Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Acute Fracture / Stress Fracture
Physical Care for Mental Health
- Neck Headache / Stress Headaches
- Persistent Pain / Neurogenic Pain
- Avoiding the Boom-Bust Cycle
- Physical Activity as a Stress Management Strategy
- Exercise as Medicine
- Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
- Sever’s Disease
- Sinding-Larsen’s Disease
- Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)
- Stress Fractures
- Return to Sport
Special Interest Groups
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Member