Maia has 22 years of experience working as a physiotherapist with a broad range of experience ranging from hand and wrists, to foot and ankle injuries, acute injuries right through to chronic arthritic conditions.
Maia treats headaches and migraines as part of the FLEX Headache Clinic.
Maia treats many patients for surfing and sports injuries - neck, back and hip pain being common problems in this group of people, and uses Clinical Pilates, a McKenzie approach, and dry needling to aid their recovery.
Maia has worked previously in a hand therapy role, so is experienced in the assessment and treatment of hand, wrist and elbow injuries.
She is also interested in ankle and foot injuries and post operative rehabilitation for these areas. (Having fractured her own thumb and had an achilles repair herself, she has first hand experience of these. It also helps that her brother is an orthopaedic surgeon, so family discussions can become a bit gory!)
Maia works with clients who have arthritic and rheumatological conditions, including less common types such as Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Maia has worked closely alongside rheumatologists and orthopaedic consultants, as well as pain specialists in their specialty clinics.
Maia continues to further her skills by regularly attending professional development courses, and when she's not running a pilates class at FLEX, you might find her either surfing, or strolling along the beach with her energetic puppy, or cuddling her little boy Iggy.