Mandy Lau is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in pain management, various musculoskeletal conditions and falls prevention. She graduated from the University of Sydney in Physiotherapy in 1999. She since worked in both public and private sector, treating different acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. Mandy further completed Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2001 through the University of Sydney.
Mandy is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Pain Group and Musculoskeletal Group. She is an APA titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Mandy understands the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain and the importance of mind-body connection. She finds Tai Chi is a very effective and powerful tool to help patients manage their chronic pain and stress while improving their strength, flexibility and balance.
Mandy is currently working at St Vincent’s Hospital as part of a multidisciplinary team to assist patients manage their chronic pain using a goal focused self-management approach. She is also a falls prevention program coordinator promoting and teaching seniors in the community the importance of strength training and balance training as well as other factors in falls prevention.
Mandy has also worked as an injury management advisor for a large Compulsory Third Party insurance company, therefore, she is very aware of the importance of a physiotherapist’s role in the empowerment of the injured person to manage their injury and recovery.
As a patient focused, gentle and caring physiotherapist, Mandy strives to work closely with her patients to improve their function and general wellbeing, hence better quality of life.