Karen Shaw

Karen values equally hands on treatment and exercise and tailors the blend of treatment methods to the client’s needs at each treatment session. Karen has over 15 years experience as a physiotherapist; graduating from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland in 2005 and then working in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Karen has called Melbourne home for over 10 years. She considers herself lucky to have spent 8 years working closely with The Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Group in private practice after moving to Melbourne. Karen then moved on to hone her clinical exercise and sport specific skills in other Melbourne based private clinics for a few years before taking the exciting step of opening The Physio Room.

Karen believes education is key in optimal injury management and in the management of chronic conditions. If you can understand how and why your injury occurs you are best positioned to tackle your rehabilitation plan and avoid similar injuries in the future.

Sporting Background

Karen’s own sporting background is wide ranging; from martial arts, to surfing and snowboarding and since moving to Australia, triathlon. She understands the demands on the body of training to a high level, having competed internationally in martial arts in her late teens and at the Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2018.

Karen’s objective when managing sports injuries is to get people participating in some way in their chosen sport as soon as possible but also playing the long game to avoid setbacks and reinjury. Strength training has been pivotal in Karen’s own performance and injury management and she can’t wait to share what she has learned over the years with you at The Physio Room.