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Katherine McCarty

Katherine McCarty

Physio Gym

Physio Gym is a full-scope physiotherapy practice located in Petersham. It is one of the largest physiotherapy practices in Australia, with a focus on offering a unique method to managing and enhancing rehabilitation through exercise prescription, movement re-education and effective soft tissue therapy. Physio Gym’s rehabilitation process is based upon marrying the scientific principles of sports and manipulative physiotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, exercise physiology, and motor skill development with the art of movement obtained through yoga, dance, GYROTONIC(R) and Pilates. Physio Gym places particular emphasis on the practice and benefits of core-strengthening and posture-enhancing Pilates and GYROTONIC(R) (YOGA).


Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?

I think that traveling to Australia for an internship will be an awesome experience that I will always remember.  I will be able to try a lot of new things along with getting great work experience in the Physical Therapy field.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?

I hope that my interning site will value my hard work and dedication because this is a once in a lifetime expereince and there is no way that I would do any less than my best.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I don't really hope to learn one specific thing.  This is a whole new experience so I hope to learn many things about the working enviroment and my specific field.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"

I don't have any specific plans as of now but when the time comes to decide I'm sure the experience will be thrilling because I have never been to Australia.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"

I think experience a new enviroment will be the best part. I can work in a physical therapy office anywhere but because it is in Australia, it will be so different and exciting.