Dhanya Karthikeyan grew up in Singapore and being an avid sportswoman, she represented Singapore in 100m and 200m sprinting events as a pre-teenager. She is also a Classical Indian Dancer (Bharathanatyam) and is currently part of the Lingalayam Dance Academy where she continues to perform, showcasing one of the oldest classical dance forms of India.
Her love for all things sport and dance, and experiencing some of her own injuries led her to pursue physiotherapy where she completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in 2020. Dhanya has since then undergone placements rurally and in metropolitan areas and has also completed her first year of graduate work at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.
To pursue her interest in musculoskeletal, strength/conditioning and sports sectors, Dhanya continues to work closely with UNSW’s Football Club since 2018 as well as travelling inter-state with UNSW for The Australian University Games in 2019.
With her experience in various areas of musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic, neurological rehabilitation, geriatrics and orthopedics, Dhanya’s passion lies in building meaningful relationships with her clients and empowering them with evidence based knowledge, guidance and strategies to enable healthy self efficacy and management of their physical wellbeing.