Liana completed her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. Liana has a wealth of knowledge, having worked within clinical, gym and sporting environments where she developed exercise and rehabilitation programs for individuals and groups with chronic disease, illness and injury. Liana also worked as the Head of Rehabilitation at ESS Performance, where she helped youth and sub-elite athletes reach their sporting potential. Prior to this role, Liana developed the rehabilitation program for the Sandringham Dragons Youth Development AFL club.
Liana has a passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation of athletes, and assisting those with challenging chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Liana has successfully designed injury-reporting procedures, implemented exercise rehabilitation programs, strength and conditioning programs, and collaborated with a team of Allied Health and Medical staff to implement sport specific return to play protocols. More recently, Liana has successfully assisted injured workers in their case management, injury rehabilitation and return to work planning to achieve safe and sustainable return to work outcomes.
Liana is passionate about creating a fun, educational and supportive environment to motivate her clients. Liana believes creating such an environment helps clients adhere to their exercise program, and empowers them to be better equipped to manage their injuries, conditions or weaknesses independently.
In addition to her Exercise Physiology skills, Liana is a qualified Yoga teacher, Reformer Pilates Instructor, has taught the Diploma of Fitness Coaching course to future fitness professionals, and has worked as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology – Deakin University
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement / Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management – Victoria University