Amy Papinniemi

Keynote Speaker, Plenary

Physiotherapist, Indooroopilly Allsports, QLD

    Amy is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and an emerging clinician-researcher. Amy is currently enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Queensland. Clinically she consults on complex musculoskeletal cases and provides opinions for third parties in a large multi-disciplinary private practice. Her interest lies in all areas of physiotherapy but specifically spinal, pelvic dysfunctions and headaches.

    Amy is a partner of Indooroopilly Allsports which is part of Healthia Limited, a large publicly listed allied health organisation with over 3000 staff. She is the Education and Research Manager of this company and part of her role involves facilitating research opportunities and improving implementation of contemporaneous research within a clinical setting. She is heavily involved with the design, delivery and leading education across multiple disciplines including physiotherapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, podiatry and speech and language therapy.

    Amy mentors physiotherapists engaged in the Fellowship Program of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and also supports them in the official capacity as a member of the Board of Censors. She is a member of Healthia’s Clinical Advisory Committee and Professional Development Committee. Amy is one of the treating specialist clinicians in a large NHMRC-funded trial evaluating models of care for people with musculoskeletal conditions at risk of poor outcome. As well as implementing research into practice in primary care, since 2014, Amy also consults as a Clinical Leader at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s Spinal Physiotherapy Screening Clinic. Between 2011-2013, Amy was the assistant course/program coordinator for the Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programs at the University of Queensland and since then has continued this involvement as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer contributing to the Masters curriculum.