Sinead Connelly
Bachelor of Kinesiology, Doctor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist 
 

Sinead graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2017 and has since developed her skills and experience in paediatric Physiotherapy at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she worked with infants and children with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other genetic conditions, Global Developmental Delay, Torticollis, Plagiocephaly and fractures.

 

Sinead is passionate about lifelong learning and professional development. Before moving to Melbourne to complete her Physiotherapy degree, Sinead completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Canada and has since completed postgraduate courses including the Monash University Enhancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy and is experienced in the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) for early detection of Cerebral Palsy in infants. She has also been involved in paediatric research projects including being a blinded assessor for La Trobe University’s FitSkills program (a guided buddy gym program for children with disabilities) and assisting with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute research project on bike riding for children with Cerebral Palsy during a clinical placement.

 

Sinead has a vibrant and bubbly personality. She enjoys working with families from culturally diverse backgrounds. As the mother of an infant, Sinead understands the importance of integrating therapy into daily routines that work for the whole family. In her free time, Sinead enjoys camping and hiking with her family. One of her favourite places to hike in Victoria is Wilson’s Prom and she can’t wait to take baby Maeve on more hiking and camping trips.