About Leia Graham
B Phty, B.A.
Identifying the root cause of a person’s pain, helping them to understand why they’re hurting and empowering them to take control and actively engage in optimizing their health – connecting their brain, body and mind – underpins my passion for physiotherapy.
Leia is a registered physiotherapist who has worked in Brisbane since 2008. She graduated from Centro Universitario IBMR in Brazil with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2002 and has since completed many post-graduate courses in musculoskeletal including Maitland, Muscle Energy, Neural Mobilization, Explain Pain, Graded Motor Imagery and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.
Highly experienced in sports injury and performance management, Leia enjoys working with athletes to improve their performance and diminish their risk of injury in their chosen sport. She also has a special interest in treating chronic pain patients. Leia has always been passionate about the involvement of the brain/mind in connection with the body. Her extensive studies and training in brain-mind-body scientific methodologies have enriched her approach to physiotherapy in chronic and persistent pain.
When she’s not at work, Leia is a busy wife and mum. She’s a long-time health and wellness advocate who enjoys natural cooking and is studying to become a certified yoga teacher. Leia also loves catching up with friends and she believes that laughter is one of the best medicines for living life happily and fully. Her other passions are basketball and dancing.
One of her favourite quotes… When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change – Wayne Dyer