Niamh Rafter


Niamh joins the Activate Team part time, having spent the past few years in Sydney before moving to Perth. She is originally from Ireland where she studied her Bachelor’s degree, and brings a broad range of skills from working in a variety of settings.

Niamh’s ethos is to treat the individual and problem solve to find both short and long term solutions. She has a holistic approach to any injury and condition, and uses both strength/conditioning and clinical pilates as tools for rehabilitation. She is qualified as a Pilates Instructor and also in Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture.

She enjoys a varied caseload, having worked largely with adults and elderly in her career. Her interest in physiotherapy stems from personal experience with injuries, from her younger years as an international competitive gymnast and recreational coach. She brings her past experience into practice and has keen interest in chronic injury, hypermobility and dance/performance physiotherapy.

Niamh sees exercise as a lifelong tool, be it for recovery, maintenance or optimal performance. She works as part of a neurosurgical team in her other job role, enjoying helping people to recover after major spinal surgeries.

Her areas of special interest include: 

  • Pilates and yoga
  • Spinal pain (particular necks and lower backs)
  • Hip pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Tendinopathies (tendonitis)
  • Hypermobility
  • Dance physiotherapy
  • Post operative rehabilitation

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