Merryn Aldridge graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2004. She then spent time in Norway where she completed research Masters degree for injury prevention in European handball players. She has also completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy allowing her to become a Titled Sports Physiotherapist.
Merryn has a particular interest in the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip related injuries. She has also created specialised rehabilitation programs that focus on safe return to sport and daily activities. Other areas of experience and practice include muscle energy techniques, post natal, function retraining of core stability, pilates and yoga. Posture programs are also a big part of her preventative plans.
Merryn has an array of experience at the highest level, as an Australian team Physiotheripst. She has been involved in:
- 2014 Commonwealth games (Glascow)
- 2014 World Relay Championships (Bahamas)
- 2013 World Championships (Moscow)
- 2012 World Junior Championships (Sopot)
- 2012 World Junior Championships (Barcelona)
- 2011 World Youth Championships (Lille)
- 2010 World Junior Championships (Moncton)
Basketball Australia’s Team Physiotherapist:
- 2011 World Junior Championships
- 2008, 09, 10 Oceania Championships (Guam, Spain)
Merryn has been a State and National 200/400m track and field athlete which initiated her desire to work in sport. Currently she keeps fit and active by running in local fun runs.