A career as a Physiotherapist was the perfect fit for sports-mad Anita Selby.
Growing up in Townsville and attending Thuringowa High School, Anita excelled in a number of sports, including representing Queensland in softball.
"I chose Physiotherapy because I was able to combine my love of sport and exercise with my interest in the human body,’’ Anita said.
As luck would have it, when Anita graduated from high school, she was able to stay in her home town and study Physiotherapy, as James Cook University offered the degree for the first time.
I chose Physiotherapy because I was able to combine my love of sport and exercise with my interest in the human bodyAnita Selby
It has been ten years since Anita graduated in the first cohort of JCU Physios, and has gone on to work in many different areas in the field.
"One of things I love about my job is the variety of opportunities,’’ she said.
Anita said while she enjoyed working in muscular skeletal, she has a special interest in oncology management and lymphedema management.
Anita has worked in Public Hospitals, private practice and had her own business for three years.
Along the way, she also added 'Doting Mum' to her CV, with her now four-year-old daughter, Peyton.
Anita joined the Mater Private Hospital Townsville two years ago, and says she loves the team environment of Allied Health - a group of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Speech Pathologists and most recently, an Exercise Physiologist.
When she is not at work, Anita still likes to get out on the sporting field, but these days, following a few injuries, she prefers more social competitions.
Anita says her daughter Peyton enjoys coming along to cheer from the sidelines.