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Education

  • Bachelor of Education (Human Movement and Health), Sydney University 2004

  • Masters of Physiotherapy, Canberra University, 2008

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Prize for best overall Academic performance, best overall Clinical Education, Cardiothoracic and Musculoskeletal performances in the Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra. Dean’s excellence award.

  • Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, Griffith University, 2014

  • Award for Academic Excellence 2013 & 2014

  • DMA Pilates Certification Level I-IV, 2011

 
 

Miranda O’Hara

Founder and Owner, RESTORE FUNCTION PHYSIOTHERAPY & PILATES

Miranda is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist. Her advanced musculoskeletal level of knowledge and clinical skills are evident from working in several multi-disciplinary teams for 5 years at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) During this time, her expertise included aquatic physiotherapy, treating complex spinal and musculoskeletal pain, while also working closely with Orthopaedic surgeons.

After leaving the PAH in 2012, Miranda started Restore Function Physiotherapy & Pilates. She enjoys providing comprehensive assessments and evidence-based treatments that are personally tailored to client goals. Currently, Miranda’s clinical areas of interest include working with athletes where she can combine her post-graduate training with a “hands on” manual therapy approach to injury management.

Since 2013 Miranda has been the Head Physiotherapist at AFL Queensland, working closely with all state representative players and staff. During this time, she also worked for 2 years with the NAB Rising Stars National Academy providing elite levels of injury prevention and medical management. Miranda is currently the Head of Medical Services at the Brisbane Lions AFLW team.

Miranda completed her Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2014. During this time, Miranda joined the Physiotherapy teaching team at Australian Catholic University and also provided clinical education to the Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy students at Griffith University.

Miranda is passionate about ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation. She has presented Nationally to High Performance and Medical staff across various sporting codes and Internationally on this topic at the 2017 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport in Monaco, France.

Miranda is a registered Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Areas of expertise

  • Sports strapping

  • Exercise prescription including Pilates

  • Chronic pain management

  • Specialised Spinal pain & holistic management

  • Functional Assessment & Re-training

  • Rehabilitation after Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Aquatic Physiotherapy

  • AFL Sports Injury & Research

  • Complex Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

  • Sports Injury Prevention & Prehab Programs

  • Sports Injury Management, including Electrophysical agents such as Compex & EMG Biofeedback

  • ACL Prevention & Rehabilitation post reconstruction

  • Musculoskeletal & Athlete Screening