Selena O’Dwyer – Physiotherapist

Selena O'Dwyer B.Physio., M.Physio. (LaTrobe)
Selena O'Dwyer B.Physio., M.Physio. (LaTrobe)Physiotherapist
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Selena O’Dwyer has always had an interest in the amazing human body and how it functions. She was inspired to become a physiotherapist after her younger brother was injured in a severe motor vehicle accident, and she was amazed to see the Physiotherapy magic that occurred at the Royal Children’s Hospital. From that moment on Selena had a dream to study physiotherapy, which she fulfilled when she was accepted to study at the prestigious Latrobe University in Melbourne. After graduation Selena joined a large multi-disciplinary team and honed her skills working in Warrnambool (in Victoria) for 8 years before migrating North to escape the cold, harsh winters.

Selena grew up in Melbourne, which is why she has an addiction to coffee. If you visit her, please inform her of your favourite coffee place and write an essay on why it’s as good as Melbourne coffee.

Selena has a passion for seeing people return to their health after injury or pain, while taking a holistic and balanced approach. She is comfortable and experienced with a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. It doesn’t matter if your problem is your shoulder, knee, hip, back, toe or neck— Selena can’t wait to help you sort it out. Sports injuries are a particular interest as Selena worked with the AFL TAC Cup Junior Selection team for the Western Region of Victoria (including Essendon and Collingwood). She is tolerant of supporters of other teams, of course.

Selena says she would study forever, if there weren’t so many assignments. She is constantly learning. For instance, she studied an extra 450 hours, in 2020, on top of her full time work. She is currently completing her Masters of Pelvic Health at the University of Melbourne.

Selena is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and previously acted as the Chairperson for the Southwestern Region APA Victoria chapter for five years.

Selena is available at our Green Point rooms on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    “Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. That’s the song we physios sing, all day. Bring me your busted heads, shoulders, knees and toes and I’ll work out what’s wrong with them, and how you can get them going again!”

    Selena O’Dwyer – Physiotherapist

    Trivia:

    Selena lived for five years in an unconventional location, which has probably led to a love of the ocean. Can you guess where she lived?