Trishia’s passions and aspirations as a maturing physiotherapist include research into the link of adverse childhood experiences and chronic pain, how pain is a whole-body experience and further exposure to sport rehabilitation, women’s health, paediatrics and neuro-rehabilitation. Trishia describes herself as an individual that is keen to do a bit of everything in order to meet a plethora of people and to increase exposure to a variety of conditions, diseases and disabilities.
Memorable experiences from treating children with cerebral palsy to increase and maintain muscle mass and range of motion cascaded her interest in paediatrics. Moreover, Trishia reports her most memorable physiotherapy experience to be working with an 18-year old boy post brain and spinal cord injury to improve hypertonia and spasticity. They developed a close relationship and she looked forward to seeing him every working day. He taught her how to keep smiling in difficult situations and that every and any type of progress is a win.
“As a healthcare professional, I am an advocate for mental health and a strong believer in the mind-body connection. Oftentimes, the mental health aspect of a sporting injury, a traumatic accident, and/or surgery are neglected due to the focus of the musculoskeletal condition. Therefore, my aim within my own practice is to discuss mental health openly without any stigma or judgement that may be attached to anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and sport-performance pressure.”
Outside of physiotherapy, Trishia has a keen interest in fashion, photography and art, as well as hot Pilates and Yoga due to the added mental challenge. Furthermore, Trishia is keen to develop her skills in weight training and to strive for a personal training certification to continue advocating for exercise and discuss the importance of body image. Trishia is a coffee addict and often has one too many cups in a day. She describes herself as bubbly (probably because of the coffee) and a passionate person who wants to make a difference and influence change.
“ I look forward to meeting patients in the clinic and establishing a therapeutic relationship. My main purpose is to emphasise that regardless of the condition you come in with, I care and I want to help.”