EMMA SULLEY

APA Titled Post Grad Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy

Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports)

Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Physiotherapy)

Certificate of Polestar Pilates (Rehabilitation) 

Certificate in Clinical Pilates (APPI)

ABOUT

Emma Sulley is an APA titled post graduate qualified sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 17 year experience in rehabilitating sports and musculoskeletal injuries and pain between London and Australia.

 

Emma specialises in dance and performing arts physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy and chronic and persistent pain conditions. Emma has worked with dancers from the Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, the Australian Dance Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre, WAAPA, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet Black and Rambert Dance Company; circus performers from the Hoxton Circus Space; West End and Hollywood leading actors and international musicians. Emma works with many musical theatre and west end productions when touring through Perth including Dirty Dancing, Rocky Horror Show, The Lion King and Faulty Towers.

 

Emma has worked as a physiotherapist at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the aquatic and water polo arenas and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at the gymnastics and netball arenas. Emma has taught kinesiology from dance at Dynamic Performing Arts and was a principal educator for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. Emma currently also works with Body Logic Physiotherapy, Water Polo Australia touring internationally with the Australian Womens under-18 team, Curtin University as a Clinical Supervisor for Postgraduate Physiotherapy Students and with many local dance schools.

 

Emma has studied ballet, contemporary and jazz dance. Emma is also an accomplished sportswoman and has represented Western Australia at National Level Water polo and Lifesaving championships. Emma now enjoys contemporary dance, yoga, swimming and jogging on South beach with her two dogs, actively promoting the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle.

 

Emma is passionate about taking the time to get to the underlying cause of your ongoing pain or injury and utilises up-to-date evidence informed treatments. Owing to Emma’s extensive training and personal experience in the dance and sporting arenas Emma is able to understand the complexities of your problem, to help you get back to your best self as soon as possible.

At Fit Bomb Physio we are passionate about not only treating your symptoms but also ascertaining the underlying cause/s of your condition, to help you feel and perform at your best both today and in the future. We have longer appointment times so we can get a thorough understanding of the complexities of your problem. Treatments are tailored towards your goals and can include any or all of the following:  hands-on massage and mobilisation techniques, posture and movement retraining, exercise, pilates, breathing techniques, lifestyle modifications, bio-mechanical retraining, technique advise, taping and dry needling/acupuncture.

SERVICES

Dance Physiotherapy & Conditioning

Emma has specialised in dance physiotherapy and Pilates for over 17 years, and understands the unique needs of dancers.

A thorough physiotherapy assessment is undertaken to gain a clear understanding of the underlying causes related to your injury.

Following assessment, individual treatment is based on your needs and the latest in evidence based research.

Emma also offers:

  • Pre-pointe ballet assessments

  • Tertiary Dance Council: Physiotherapist Examinations

  • Tailored dancer - specific conditioning programmes

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries from the recreational to elite athlete, from children to veterans are catered for at Fit Bomb. Cutting edge research informed practices will help get to the bottom of your problem and get you back playing sport as soon as possible. Hands on treatment such as massage, mobilisations, stretches and dry needling can be used for immediate gains and thorough management plans will be developed for more complex pain and injury. Exercise based treatments such as stretching, strengthening, movement pattern retraining and cardio-vascular fitness can all be incorporated in your individualised program. Other sports

 

Other sports specific services include:

  • Swimming Screenings

  • Injury prevention programs

  • Return to sport program

  • Rehabilitation post surgery eg shoulder, knee

Chronic + Complex Pain

We have the skills to help with chronic and complex pain conditions at The Valley owing to specific post graduate training in persistent back, neck, hip and foot/ankle pain, 17 years of clinical experience and involvement in research for persistent hip pain. Successful management revolves around an accurate assessment of factors contributing to the current problem and working together to formulate a plan that is both scientifically based and directed towards your goals and needs.

 

We can also help with:

  • Arthritis eg knee or hip

  • Shoulder bursitis or impingement

  • Chronic back or neck pain

  • Fibromyalgia or muscle pain

  • Hypermobility disorders including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Children & Adolescences

The Valley offers many services for children and adolescence with our physiotherapist being experienced and passionate about helping young people.

Services include:

  • Sports injuries

  • Growing pains

  • Ballet Pre-pointe assessment

  • Hypermobility disorders including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome