B.Sc. Physical Therapy
Grad. Cert. Sports Physiotherapy
Maria graduated from the University of the Philippines in 2002 and completed her Australian Accreditation in 2004. She has also completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy in 2010.
Since having her own baby, Maria has developed a special interest in Women's Health and Pelvic floor dysfunction. She has done numerous professional development courses including treatment for pre and post-natal women, and conditions such as prolapse, stress and urge urinary incontinence, urgency constipation, as well as dyspareunia or pelvic girdle pain. She also uses Muscle Energy Techniques for treating Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and injuries.
Maria has also done a basic and advanced baby wearing consultancy course through Die Trageschule, Dresden (Germany) which enables her to advise mothers on the most appropriate and correct way to fit different baby slings and carriers.
Maria also has extensive experience in Aquatic Physiotherapy. She served on the Aquatic Physiotherapy Association committee and tutored other physiotherapist’s on previous hydrotherapy courses.
Maria was previously the physiotherapist for Hunters Hill Rugby. She has provided physiotherapy services for several private schools, including SCEGS Redlands and Sydney Grammar School, for sports such as Rugby Union, Basketball, Hockey, and Soccer. She has also covered State Age Netball Finals, as well as NSW Netball at the Anne Clarke Centre.