Miss Cassandra Zaina
Job Title: Physiotherapist
APA Manipulative / Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapist FACP (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2010) Director, Prevent Cassandra completed her undergraduate Physiotherapy degree in Adelaide, Australia, in 1990 (UniSA) and her Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1998 (UniSA). Cassandra’s Masters’ thesis entitled ‘The effect of cervical rotation on blood flow in the contralateral vertebral artery’ was published in the internationally renowned journal, Manual Therapy1. Cassandra has convened and taught on courses to fellow physiotherapists in Australia and England. In addition, Cassandra has taught on the Undergraduate and Masters Physiotherapy programs in Adelaide from 2002 to 2005. Cassandra has worked in Australia, Canada and England, predominantly in private practice and has provided physiotherapy treatment and injury prevention services for dancers, circus performers, gymnasts, league footballers, technical staff, office staff, and the general public. In late 1998, Cassandra returned to London to accept the position of Physiotherapy Manager for the Millennium Dome Project. This project was a utopian concept where 170 young individuals were selected and taught a large variety of circus and dance skills, to then perform as a celebration during the year of the new millennium. This position required constant analysis of movement, environment, performance style as well as specific teaching techniques to minimize injury. As a result, a variety of injury prevention programs were created by Cassandra and instituted by herself and her team, which led to a significant reduction in injuries 2, 3,4. Her work in this area contributed to Cassandra being awarded the title APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist in 2007.