Anna-Jane (A-J) is the principal physiotherapist and yoga teacher at Physio Therapy Yoga here in Crows Nest, Sydney. A-J Peterson started this business because she has a passion for problem-solving and working collaboratively with people to treat complex and multifaceted issues.
The daughter of an orthopedic surgeon, I grew up with medicine. I began my career interested in sports injuries particularly lower limb injuries. I competed in Freestyle snow skiing, hockey and horse riding.
I was fortunate to travel with the Australian Freestyle Ski Team to the World Cup as team Physio. Completing further studies in Exercise and Sports Science, Functional Anatomy, and Biomechanics, and lecturing to various sports groups I was awarded the title Sports Physiotherapist in 1999.
As my career progressed I felt there was more to helping people than simply rehabilitating the physical body or just one part. I found often the problem was not where the pain was, it was often caused by a physical imbalance elsewhere or may even lie with emotional or lifestyle causes. Therapists need to be detectives, using clinical experience and training to determine the cause of pain in order to help it heal. I added complementary therapies to Physiotherapy to assist with treating with a holistic biopsychosocial approach.
I have had my share of injuries and have experienced what you may be going through. I had to give up the sports I loved and now manage arthritis. I discovered the benefits of yoga over 20 years ago. I love how Yoga has kept me fit and well and enjoying physical challenges. It has given me invaluable tools to feel good and happy despite life changes.
I’m passionate in my desire to help you with your challenges to heal from pain and injury.
A-J combines evidence-based knowledge and clinical experience with a holistic biopsychosocial approach to treat persistent pain that has not responded to traditional treatment. She takes a holistic integrated whole-body approach.
As a holistic physiotherapist she uses an Integrated Therapeutic Approach combining Physiotherapy, Biomechanics, Neuromuscular retraining, Exercise and Sports Science, Therapeutic Yoga, aspects of Osteopathy (Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Therapy), Family systems psychotherapy, Somatic emotional therapy, dry needling and laser therapy, massage therapy to treat you. Persistent pain requires a multidimensional approach to treatment.
With over 25 years of experience treating thousands of people of all ages, and fitness levels, and with a variety of conditions she uses multiple modalities to treat the connected body systems to help you heal long-term. She aims to educate you, to work collaboratively with you, and tailors her approach for you.
A-J has a Degree in Physiotherapy and post-graduate studies in Exercise and Sports Science. She has done years of further study and includes Yoga Teaching and Yoga Therapy for your health and wellbeing. A-J treats all areas of the body.