Michelle Van Kesteren

Michelle joined the Healthfocus team in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University in 2007. Michelle grew up on the border and has worked with a number of different sporting teams in the region. Michelle works full-time out of our Lavington clinic.

Michelle has experience in pre and postoperative orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.

Michelle completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University in 2015. Michelle went on to complete the Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University which enabled her to become a titled Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, in 2019. This post-graduate work has advanced Michelle’s clinical skills to manage more complex sports and musculoskeletal injuries using current and evidence-based management principles and therapy.

Michelle has recently became a certified GLA:D® Physiotherapist allowing her to provide high quality, comprehensive and evidence-based programs, consisting of education and exercise, to patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Michelle has a special interest in upper limb injuries and has extensive experience in splint fabrication and casting and has further undertaken training, as a component of her Masters course, with a Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist. This training has advanced her clinical expertise and skills in the management of shoulder injuries.

Michelle loves the outdoors and keeping fit through running and weight –training.

 

 

Role

  • Physiotherapist

Locations

  • Lavington Clinic

Special Interests

  • Sports injury prevention
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Hand and upper limb injuries