The sportsmed team are happy to welcome Brittany to our family.
Brittany will be working at the Morphett Vale clinic as an Exercise Physiologist.
We asked Brittany a few questions to get to know her better.
Tell us about yourself?
I grew up in country South Australia with my family and am the oldest of three. I was heavily involved in my local sporting community , with my main sports being netball, tennis and basketball. I moved up to Adelaide for university and lived at Aquinas College during my undergraduate degree – I also took up rowing with SASI during this time. I then moved back home and worked for a few years before commencing my Masters in Ex Phys and moving back up to Adelaide for placement and then work. I currently play netball, love spending time outdoors, and seeing family in Adelaide or back home.
Why did you become an Exercise Physiologist?
I have always had a passion for all things sport, exercise and health. I knew I wanted to work in this area but it took me a while to figure out what career path to take. Previously I worked as a Personal Trainer which I thoroughly enjoyed, and eventually decided that more clinical based exercise and rehabilitation was for me. I want to help as many people as I can through exercise and movement, and support them in reaching their personal, work based or sport driven goals.
What sporting clubs are you involved in?
I currently play netball for South Adelaide Netball Club.
Do you have any pets?
Back home, we have a Border Collie x Australian Shepherd and three rescue cats.
What are your hobbies?
I love all things sport – especially playing netball, supporting the Crows, and watching American sports. I enjoy anything outdoors including kayaking, mountain bike riding, and snowboarding. I play the guitar, have a great indoor plant collection, and spend time with family whenever I can.
Have you met anyone famous?
I once played a doubles tennis match with Ash Barty and we won!
What is your favourite band?
I don’t really have a favourite band but playing guitar I love all things acoustic.
Which one book you’ve always wanted to read but haven’t got around to yet?
‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott
What is the most fantastic thing that has even happened to you?
Touring America on a university study tour and visiting/working with the University of Oregon, Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Seahawks, Red Bull, Nike, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington University.
Who is the most inspirational person that you’ve ever met?
I once saw Professor Lorimer Moseley do a keynote speech on Pain Science which was amazing.
Thanks for sharing, Brittany! We’re glad to have you on board!