Hip Hop Physio – Lakshmi Varma


LAKSHMI VARMA – Physiotherapist

Lakshmi is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal  Physiotherapist and a clinical and sports  biomechanist with around 20 years’  experience in the industry both in Australia  and overseas.

Lakshmi treats all areas of the body however  her special area of interest is hips. She is  currently completing a PhD looking into the  strength and functional outcomes following  different types of hip arthroplasties. She also  has an interest in biomechanics, and strength  and conditioning training for injury prevention, particularly running and sports related injuries.  


Her experience is heavily influenced through her experience working with the Australian  Army for 11 years, after completion of her  Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)  from the University of Melbourne in 2005.  Working with the army saw her manage a  vast variety of sports and musculoskeletal honed her injury diagnoses and pattern  recognition skills, but also developed her  interest in strength and conditioning working alongside the army physical trainers to  developed goal-based strength and  functional programs. In 2017 she completed  Master of Clinical and Sports Biomechanics  at Liverpool John Moores University (UK).  This association provided her with the  opportunity to work at an elite level with  English Premier League football players and  other top athletes over the duration of her  time in the UK. 

Physiotherapy services  

  • Joint and soft tissue injury treatment and  rehabilitation  
  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation,  including GLAD program for hip and  knee osteoarthritis (OA) and HIP  replacement / arthroplasty rehabilitation 

Strength programs and guidance for:

  • Return to sport programs
  • GYM/Training program including working  with your trainer/PT

Functional assessments including:

  • Biomechanical assessments  
  • Ergonomics 
  • Return to work injuries

She uses various strategies to manage her  patients including hands-on, manual  physiotherapy techniques, exercises, dry needling to improve movement and function.  She places vast importance on patient  education and on guiding and empowering  the patient to improve self-management.  She has trained extensively in clinical pilates  and strength and conditioning. She loves working with clients, personal trainers / SAC  to provide tailored exercise programs for  both management of injuries and  performance improvement. 

Personal Interests  

Lakshmi is an avid traveller and a sports  buff. She loves hiking around the world,  dancing, playing cricket when she can, and  is an avid Bombers supporter. 

University Qualifications 

  • Master of Physiotherapy  (Musculoskeletal – University of  Melbourne – 2005)
  • Master of Clinical and Sports Biomechanics (Liverpool John Moores  University, UK) 2017
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, (Uni of Melbourne – 2004)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 2002

Additional Qualifications

  • Level-3 APA sports physiotherapy
  • DMA – Clinical Pilates Levels 1 to 4.


Lakshmi is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and is also registered to work in the UK.


Lakshmi Varma 

Available at MyoThrive Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-11am.

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