Following graduating from the University of the West of England with a First Class Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) degree in 2008, Zoe began her physiotherapy career in the voluntary sector. She established a physiotherapy clinic at Headway Norwich, a local brain injury centre and then ventured further afield to work as a physiotherapist in a large government hospital in Surat Thani, Thailand.
On returning back to the UK, Zoe completed her junior rotations in the East of England, gaining experience across the core domains of physiotherapy in both the acute and rehabilitation setting.
Zoe relocated to London, where she spent the following three years working as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at a large London hospital. In this role, Zoe experienced treating patients with various presentations, including persistent pain, rheumatology conditions, post-operative management, spinal pain and sporting injuries. This position also included working in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, and Hydrotherapy.
Australian by birth, Zoe moved back in 2015. She has since completed her post-graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University, WA, before settling in Melbourne and joining the Premier team. Zoe has also completed additional post-graduate training in persistent pain, biomechanics and foot pain.
Zoe attributes her passion for helping those with headaches and migraines to seeing her mum struggle as a chronic migraine sufferer while growing up. She understands the multidimensional impact of head pain on many different aspects of daily life. She recognises that unlike resting a sprained ankle, the pain of a persistent headache and migraine can be inescapable once it has kicked in. Zoe has completed further post-graduate training with leading physiotherapists in the field of headache and neck pain, including Gwen Jull, Michelle Stirling, Toby Hall and Dean Watson.
Zoe is a strong advocate for Pilates as she has first-hand experience of its role in returning to sport from injury. She is a certified Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute Instructor and has four years of experience in teaching a wide variety of clients. She has a particular interest in pre and post-natal Pilates.