Maya Abady, BPT, MAPT (MuscSport), PhD student

Maya graduated ‘cum laude’ from Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 2004, after which she completed her Masters in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia) in 2005. After tutoring in an Evidence Based and Biostatistics course, she moved to Sydney and for over 4 years worked in one of the leading physiotherapy practices in Sydney. Since her return to Israel in 2011, Maya has been working in private practice, been teaching at various academic institutes, including the physiotherapy school at Tel Aviv University, as well as been teaching private postgraduate courses. Maya has special interest and experience in working with Spine dysfunction (lumbar, thoracic, cervical) and related conditions as well as Myofascial pain syndromes and dry needling. She has recently commenced her PhD studies at the University of Newcastle (Australia) looking at the relationship of the hip joint and low back pain. Maya ensures evidence-based practice, and she has further interests in movement dysfunction and rehabilitation, neuromuscular retraining, and acute and chronic sport injuries, pre-post operative rehabilitation and other musculoskeletal disorders. Following the eastern medicine approach, Maya believes the body has an innate ability to heal itself where possible, supporting a holistic approach to patient management looking at the bio-psycho-social model. Maya joined the DGSA group as an instructor together with Mr. Tzvika Greenbaum in 2013.