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I am a busy mother of 3 children. 2 boys aged 13 and 11 and a daughter aged 9. I live with my husband and children in Brisbane.

Personal interests - Traveling with family, exercise, camping, watching my children play sport. Professional interests - Dry needling, womens health, headache management, SIJ dysfunction, pilates.



Bachelor of Physiotherapy - Graduated 1999, University of Queensland

Physiotherapist for Qld Netball U17 team 2002.

Physiotherapist for QLd Firebirds Netball team 2003.

Multiple PD courses attended including muscle energy techniques, dry needling, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, womens health, headache treatment, lymphoedema, sports physiotherapy and pilates.

AIS Netball Scholarship 1993 

Qld netball teams U15-U21 from 1990-1996 

Qld waterpolo teams U15-U17

Work experience

Jun 2010Present


Karlie Valentine Physiotherapy

Small physiotherapy clinic running from home.

General musculoskeletal clients, small group pilates classes.

Jun 2010Aug 2015

Senior Physiotherapist / Allied Health Manager

Alzheimers Association Qld

Part time physiotherapist in aged care facility.

Workload included in house training in manual handling techniques for staff, falls prevention, orthopaedic clients, mobility aid prescription, acute post-surgical clients, liaising with families/nursing staff/other allied health staff, development of programs within the facility.

Sep 2008Dec 2009

Senior Physiotherapist

Wilston Physiotherapy

Casual part time physiotherapist in private practice.

Feb 2002Jun 2008

Director / Practice Principal

Brisbane Westside Physiotherapy/PhysioOne

Purchased Brisbane Westside Physiotherapy from previous owner in 2002. Carried on practice in original location for 12 months and then merged that clinic with another smaller practice in nearby suburb to form Physio One Taringa.

Varied caseload including pilates, massage, acupuncture and musculoskeletal clients. Senior Physiotherapist bought my share out in 2008 due to my family commitments.

Dec 2000Oct 2001


Forest Lake Village Physiotherapy

Private practice physiotherapy duties. General musculoskeletal caseload.

Nov 1999Dec 2000


Peninsula Physiotherapy

 Physiotherapist and private hospital physiotherapist in Redcliffe, Brisbane. General musculoskeletal caseload along with inpatient orthopaedic and surgical clients.