Caroline Harley

Caroline Harley

Grad. Dip. Phys; M Sc. (Manip)

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist; Certified Manipulative Physiotherapist; Certified CranioSacral Therapist

Senior Associate

Caroline is a musculoskeletal and manipulative physiotherapist and a CranioSacral Therapist (Upledger Institute).  Her professional interests lie in movement control, trauma, concussion, and learning/developmental issues in babies and children.  She enjoys treating people of all ages, helping them to regain the joy of living in their optimal body.

Caroline has been working at Edgecliff Physiotherapy since 2000.  She is interested in a holistic approach to assessment and treatment.  Her treatment may incorporate a biomechanical approach to movement control (Key & LJ Lee approach), joint and fascial mobilisation, muscle energy technique (MET), exercise prescription, and/ CranioSacral Therapy with the objective of regaining optimal body alignment and function.  Caroline has been instructing the Key Moves® classes since their inception in 2001.

As a dancer at the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and working as a physiotherapist with dancers and actors in London’s West End, her passion for movement therapy was born.

Caroline is a qualified CranioSacral Therapist (CST), having begun her training with the Upledger Institute in 2005.  She is a regular teaching assistant for the Institute and runs CST workshops for students.  CST is a gentle but deep therapy that works on a physical and somato-emotional level.  It has profound effects in the treatment of deep tissue injury and trauma, concussion, and developmental/learning issues in children.  The core of healing lies within the inner wisdom of our bodies and CST facilitates access to this inner wisdom and healing.

At a community level, Caroline is a volunteer physiotherapist for the Asylum Seekers Centre and instructs exercise classes for mothers and women.

Caroline initially worked in Ireland and then in London as a Senior and Clinical Superintendent Physiotherapist.  She was clinical supervisor for undergraduate and Master’s physiotherapy students and worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner in Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Clinics.

In her down time she practices Iyengar yoga, swims in the ocean, plays tennis and is learning to surf.  She enjoys time with her family, reading, meditation, drawing, dog walking and the Arts.