Kayla graduated from the University of South Australia in 2019 and has been working predominantly as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practices ever since. Whilst studying at university, Kayla developed a special interest in Pilates and began working as a Pilates instructor, completing her instructor’s certificate through Polestar Pilates. Kayla has also undertaken further training in dry needling training through GEMt.
Kayla was born in South Korea where the occupation of a physiotherapist is not common or well-known. After one of her family members had a stroke Kayla was exposed to physiotherapy through witnessing the amazing rehabilitation that was conducted in hospital. Since seeing first hand how life-changing a physiotherapist can be for people, she was hooked and decided to follow her new passion and study Physiotherapy in Australia.
Kayla enjoy’s building relationships with her patients and understanding their point of views to be able to formulate a goal that is meaningful to them. She strongly believes in earning ‘trust’ and ‘respect’ from her patients in order to maximize outcomes of treatment. Her treatment style includes a hands-on manual therapy approach, exercise based rehabilitation and education. Kayla believes that the key to long term management is finding and treating other underlying causes in order to prevent recurrence.
Kayla’s areas of interest are;
- Women’s health
- Dry needling
- Sports injuries
- Gym based rehabilitation
- Recurrent low back and neck issues
Outside of work Kayla enjoys outdoor activities such as biking and hiking with her partner, but she often enjoys being lazy at home too!
If you would like to book in to see Kayla she is available at our Blackwood clinic.
Kayla LOVES Escape rooms, so much so, that she sometimes travels interstates for only escape rooms and food! She also is fluent in speaking English AND Korean!