Lissanthea didn’t really know what Physiotherapists did, until her second year of University, but time flies and she has been a physiotherapist now for over ten years. She’s worked in general musculoskeletal and orthopedic practices both in the city and in rural Australia, and specialised in working with elite equestrian athletes.
Lissanthea has had a clinical interest in understanding and treating chronic pain since her final year of university, where she was fortunate to do a clinical placement at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital Pain Centre. In the 14 years that she’s worked with people in pain in the clinic, persisting pain has grown to be an enormous health care issue.
Lissanthea’s experience working in tech startups, UX and service design, assisting VC’s with healthcare investments, running a health tech community and a pain education non-profit event have set her in good stead to work on this beast of a problem. She has spent her career looking for ways to scale the clinical knowledge that she has gained throughout her career and deliver that to the people that need it most in their life’s outside the clinical interaction.