Our Team

Phoebe Giffard

Phoebe Giffard

Physiotherapist | Surgical Team Leader

Specialist Area of Focus

  • Women’s Health and Continence  
  • General Surgery Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation 
  • Mars Clinic (Child and Adolescent Continence) 

Additional Areas of Interest

  • Hospital Physiotherapy 
  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation 
  • Cancer Care Rehabilitation     
  • Pilates 
  • Orthopaedic Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation Neurosurgical
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation 
  • Neurological Physiotherapy 


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hon Class 1), University of Queensland  

Additional Qualifications

  • Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA) – Women’s Health Through the Life Stages Level 1 course- practical and theory, 2021 
  • WHTA – Anorectal Advanced Course, 2020 
  • WHTA – Women’s Health Physiotherapy 5 day Intensive Introductory Course, 2019 
  • Pilates Equipment Level 2 Qualification, 2018 
  • Pilates Equipment Level 1 Qualification, 2017 


  • Outpatient Clinics 
  • Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane 
  • Mater Centre for Neurosciences  

Phoebe radiates positivity and warmth. With patience, extensive knowledge, and a genuine love of her craft, Phoebe seeks to inspire and educate her clients to improve their quality of life and achieve optimal health and wellbeing. She is passionate about providing a tailored approach to each of her clients, and incorporating their experiences, abilities and goals to achieve the best possible outcomes.  

As Active’s Surgical Team Leader Phoebe highly values the opportunity to provide a connected physiotherapy experience for women throughout the life span – delivering pre-surgical, in-hospital and post-hospital services for women following gynaecological surgery and breast cancer surgery.

Phoebe has advanced training in the assessment and management of children and adolescents with bladder and bowel problems, and works in our Mars Clinic to support both children and their families to navigate the challenges of these conditions. 

One of the highlights of Phoebe’s career is being part of a pilot program that established exercise classes for women with breast cancer. She is also a qualified Pilates instructor. 

When not at work, Phoebe likes to spend time outdoors with her family and friends, baking sweet treats, eating delicious food and going for runs with her black Labrador. 

Pheobe’s favourite quote:

Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.’ – Walt Disney 


  • Giffard, P., Daly, L. and Treleaven, J., 2017. Influence of neck torsion on near point convergence in subjects with idiopathic neck pain. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 32, pp.51-56.
  • Daly, L., Giffard, P., Thomas, L. and Treleaven, J., 2018. Validity of clinical measures of smooth pursuit eye movement control in patients with idiopathic neck pain. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 33, pp.18-23. 
  • Teo, C., Giffard, P., Johnston, V. and Treleaven, J., 2019. Computer vision symptoms in people with and without neck pain. Applied Ergonomics, 80, pp.50-56. 

Conference and Presentations

  • Influence of neck torsion on near point convergence in subjects with idiopathic neck pain. Momentum Physiotherapy Conference, 2017 

Awards & Recognitions

  • Margaret Nicholl Memorial Award – Greatest Proficiency in Clinical Practice, University of Queensland, 2016