Senior Physiotherapist Charlene Duncan comes from a strong rehabilitation background. Charlene completed a double major degree in Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology at the University of Western Australia. She then moved on to attain her Physiotherapy qualifications from the School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University.
Charlene’s educational qualifications, together with several years of experience as an exercise physiologist and a personal trainer has brought her to the center of being in the area of Pilates and gym-based rehabilitation and specialized exercise prescription.
Also specially trained and accredited as a Cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist, Charlene’s current focus is in the area of cancer rehabilitation. Charlene is actively involved in designing individualized cancer rehabilitation programs for cancer patients, through the PINC and STEEL program.
As WA’s founder of PINC and STEEL, Charlene’s decision to become involved with a charity, was an easy one. As a high school and university student she was involved in fundraising for various large organizations, took her position at stalls and rallied for good causes, such as Daffodil Day, Jeans for Genes and many other fundraising events.
Charlene’s decision to become a Physiotherapist stemmed from the need to help people and during her physiotherapy degree she gave up her job as a clothing sales assistant to get real life experience, working at the Cerebral Palsy Association as a carer and support staff for over three years. Till today, this remains a job that she truly loved and appreciates.
In her current clinical practice, Charlene and her excellent team of staff, fundraise for charities by selling chocolate bars and raffle tickets. She is a strong believer in paying it forward and giving back to the community.
Charlene’s experiences stretches across various areas, including working and travelling with elite sporting teams and teaching position at Curtin University, School of Physiotherapy and also School of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Australia. One who enjoys public speaking and engaging in public presentations, Charlene keeps herself constantly updated in her area of study through current literature and continuous education.
- Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) Curtin University of Technology**
- Bachelor of Science (Human Movement & Human Biology) The University of Western Australia
- Level 1, 2 and 3 APA Sports Physiotherapy Courses
- Level 2 Spinal (APA)
- Level 1 Shoulder Course
- Accredited Fitball Instructor with Fitball Australia
- The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute Matwork Level 1 and Level 2
- Level 1 Neuromuscular Dry Needling course
- Level 1 Real Time Ultrasound
- Treatment of the Pelvis and Spine Level 1 (AMTA)
- Unit A DMA Pilates
Associations & Achievements:
- Member of the APA
- Committee Member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy group of the APA
- Senior Physiotherapist for South Perth Junior Football Club
- Senior Physiotherapist for Aquinas College PSA Rugby team
- Experienced Dance Physiotherapist, treating both WAAPA students and dancersfrom the West Australian Ballet
- Clinical Pilates Instructor
- Physiotherapist for the AFL and WAFL umpires
- Physiotherapist for the Woman’s Under 21 Softball Team (National Competitions in 2006)
- Physiotherapist for the Men’s Redbacks SBL team (2008)
- Principal Physiotherapist at the Avon Descent (2004-7)
- PINC and STEEL Foundation