Maureen Bailey


Maureen, the Practice principal, graduated from The West Australian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 1974. She has worked both overseas and interstate.

Maureen completed her Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women’s Health) through Curtin University in 2017. Maureen has a special interest in women’s and men’s health including continence management, prolapse, pelvic pain and pre and post prostate surgery and ante and post-natal musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Maureen also has extensive experience in general musculoskeletal dysfunction, orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports, and occupational health.

Maureen has been an Australian Physiotherapy Association member since graduation and served on the ACT Branch Council for a total of nine years. She has also been a member of the Registration Board. Maureen is currently also a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia.

The practice is constantly evolving with all staff contributing through on-going professional development.

When not working Maureen enjoys walking her dog, bushwalking and, camping with friends; reading, gardening and listening to music.

Caroline McCabe


Caroline has been part of the team at Maureen Bailey & Associates since March 2009. She holds a physio degree from Melbourne (1988) and a postgraduate degree in Orthopaedics/ Musculoskeletal form Adelaide. Caroline has been a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association since graduation and is a member of the Women’s Health Special Interest Group.

Caroline has extensive experience in sports therapy, musculoskeletal and ante and post natal areas in both the public and private sectors, including 10 years as the maternity physiotherapist at Calvary John James Hospital and time on staff at S.A. Sports Medicine Centre.

Along with her orthopaedic musculoskeletal expertise and an interest in adolescent sporting injuries, Caroline’s special interests are in the areas of antenatal and postnatal education, pelvic dysfunction and abdominal separation. Caroline enjoys being able to offer continuity to manage any musculoskeletal problems from the antenatal period through to postnatal checks and assistance with appropriate return to previous exercise regimes.

Outside work Caroline enjoys family life raising two teenage children, Pilates, yoga, tennis and getting to the beach with friends whenever possible.

Esther Lynch


Esther obtained her physiotherapy degree in 2002, graduating from The University of Sydney. She has enjoyed working in several public and private hospitals around Australia, and gained further experience while working overseas in Ireland and Canada.

Esther has many years of experience in the rehabilitation setting, assisting patients following joint and spinal surgery, multi trauma, or those with neurological conditions.
She combines manual therapy with exercise rehabilitation to help people towards full recovery and ongoing self-management.
Esther incorporates her Pilates training when developing exercise programs for a range of conditions. This is particularly effective for addressing lumbo-pelvic stability in pregnant mums, and those with back injuries or chronic low back pain.

In 2019 Esther has expanded her professional knowledge further by commencing a post-graduate qualification in Continence and Women’s Health through Curtin University and is now also treating women with continence, prolapse, pelvic pain and other conditions requiring pelvic floor rehabilitation.

When she is not working, Esther is busy enjoying life with her husband and 3 young daughters. They love travelling, camping, and being active outdoors.


Liz Abbott


Liz is now retired but will help out occasionally.





Joanne Collins


Joanne started with us in May 2009. Joanne has a degree in Human Movement (Sports Science) and subsequently completed her Physiotherapy degree graduating from Curtin University (W.A.) in 2005.

She has both hospital and private practice experience in both W.A. and Tasmania including some sports coverage.

Joanne’s interest lies in acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, the sportspersons injuries and she enjoys working with the geriatric population. She is passionate about holistic and preventative treatment strategies and encourages the role of exercise in recovery.

Joanne’s current specific interests lies in headache management using the Dean Watson techniques and the shoulder (i.e. post-surgical rehabilitation), antenatal/postnatal treatment and education, and tendinopathy exercise regimes.

When not working Joanne is very active including rock climbing, bike riding and bush walking. Joanne has been on extended Maternity leave since the birth of her daughter in March 2019 she has been able to spend time with daughter and her two young sons.

We anticipate Joanne’s return to the practice in the first half of 2022