Craig has over 25 years involvement in Sports Physiotherapy at local, State & National level for Australian Rules football, Soccer, Touch football, Rugby, Track & Field Athletics and Triathlon. He established Kingston Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre in 1999 and has since overseen the development of one of Canberra’s most respected allied health care practices.
Craig maintains a special interest in sports injuries, post-surgical orthopaedics, spinal complaints, hand injuries, and children/adolescent physiotherapy. He also presents periodic seminars and publishes on the role of physiotherapy in injury management and prevention at University of Canberra and to various sporting and community organisations.
Away from work Craig enjoys running and cycling, participating regularly in local distance and mountain running events and triathlons. He is an active member of YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, ACT Masters Athletics Club and Canberra Bilby’s Triathlon Club which are also sponsored by Kingston Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre.
Liz Charlton (nee Turner) – Positive Motion Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist / Director
Liz is the principal physiotherapist and director of Positive Motion Physiotherapy. She is passionate about providing a holistic approach to recovery and has a particular interest in exercise prescription and rehabilitation.
Liz completed her physiotherapy qualification at the University of Queensland. After completing her Level 1 training in Lymphoedema Management and ‘lymphoedema apprenticeship’ through facilities including the ACT Calvary Lymphoedema Service, she started her own private lymphoedema service in 2009, and hence Positive Motion Physiotherapy was created.
Positive Motion Physiotherapy has grown as a business thanks to a wide referral base of specialists and patient word-of-mouth! Liz’s interest in exercise as a management strategy for recovery was further enhanced through her involvement in a research study through the University of Canberra, with results published in 2013 (Cornie, P, Pumpa, K., Galvao, A., Turner, E. et al., Journal of Cancer Survivorship vol. 7 (2), June 2013). In 2011-12 she developed an evidence-based weights-training class designed to improve function and quality of life for those who are at risk of, or who had developed, upper limb lymphoedema.
Liz has only just taken over Lymphedonna from Vicki Spanring, breast cancer survivor and thriver! She is now thrilled to be distributing the beautiful LympheDivas sleeves in Australia. It can be challenging for people to wear compression garments so anything that makes it more ‘fun’ just makes sense!
As members of the Australasian Lymphology Association, the treatment team at Positive Motion Physiotherapy are committed to providing a high level of evidence-based patient care.
Katie completed a Master’s in Physiotherapy at University of Canberra in 2014, having previously attained a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Two years working as a Physiotherapist Assistant prepared her very well for her new career at Kingston Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre.
Katie is developing a particular interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, women’s health and running injuries.
Having had previous Sports Trainer experience while a student, Katie also provides on-field Sports Physiotherapy coverage to ANU Australian Football Club .
Cameron completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at Sydney University in 1991. After initially working in Lismore and the UK he returned to Sydney, working in private practice including a high profile sports practice in Parramatta.
In 2000 Cameron established his own practice in the Blue Mountains where he worked for 16 years before moving to the Canberra region for family reasons.
While working in the Sydney region, Cameron was involved with elite sporting teams and individuals, including at the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, IAAF Diamond League finals Crystal Palace, Parramatta Eels NRL, Parramatta Power NSL, Australian men’s European handball team, Australian U/21 women’s softball, NSW women’s soccer, and Wentworthville and Kellyville Jim Beam cup.
Cameron has extensive experience in the treatment of a broad range of injuries, including sporting, general musculoskeletal and spinal, and management of post-surgical rehabilitation.
His approach is hands on with a holistic focus on patient care, incorporating his skills in manual therapy, acupuncture, taping and exercise prescription. Cameron encourages active involvement and participation in an individual’s injury management.
Cameron is a lover of sports with a history of participation in Grade level league and union in Sydney. The focus these days is on the golf course, with a regular run or bike ride. Cameron enjoys music, food and wine, and spending time with his wife and three teenage daughters.
Melinda joined Kingston Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre in July 2018, after 5 years in private physiotherapy practice in Wollongong.
During this time, Mel applied her prior Exercise Science qualifications and Physiotherapy knowledge with her other talent and passion for running through coaching a stable of young running athletes.
Mel has extensive running experience and success having competed at an elite level, on the track from 800m to 5000m, as well as cross country events from 4km to 8km.
Other professional interests for Mel include prevention and management of sports injuries, teaching and utilising Pilates in rehab, dry needling and running biomechanics to name a few.
Hilary initially gained Cert IV in Remedial Massage in 2002, which she then followed with a Diploma specialising in Sports Massage in 2006. Other specific massage techniques Hilary utilises include Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release and Pregnancy Massage. Hilary is a member of the ATMS and has a Provider Number recognised by most health funds.
Hilary is very enthusiastic about assisting people with massage to aid recovery, rehabilitation and stress-related muscular tension.
Prior to joining Kingston Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre in 2014, Hilary has worked in the Spa industry, Physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics, first class hotels, and with Australian State, National and International sports teams including Rugby, NRL, Cricket and Netball. She is also an active grade competition and state tennis player.