Dr. Priscilla Barker completed her Physiotherapy studies at the University of South Australia and PhD in anatomy and biomechanics at The University of Melbourne. Priscilla’s research is on the anatomical basis of spinal segmental control used in low back pain rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates.
In addition to presenting at numerous peer-reviewed conferences, publishing in prestigious orthopaedic journals (Spine, Clinical Biomechanics) and book chapters (Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy, Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic pain), Priscilla was Spine’s (2005) Young Investigator of the Year. She has created continuing professional development modules on management of sports injuries for the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She is also chief dissector and co-author of award-winning electronic learning resources in anatomy developed at The University of Melbourne.
Originally mentored by leading musculoskeletal and sports practitioners, Priscilla has more than ten years of applying this strong knowledge with unique skills in clinically management of spinal pain and sports injuries in private practice and clinical Pilates studios, including preparation for surgery, childbirth and rehabilitation.
Priscilla is passionate about health and education, injury prevention and effective rehabilitation. She enjoys assisting clients of all ages in understanding their problem and how self-management and exercise can help them recover following injury or childbirth, prepare for challenges (eg. sports competition or surgery) and improve their strength, posture and well-being.