Ilena completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She has experience in both the hospital and private practice setting having recently completed 3 years work of private practice in the South Island of New Zealand where she worked closely with orthopaedic specialists. In New Zealand Ilena was also responsible for educating work organizations on injury prevention and for providing ergonomic advice. Ilena has completed numerous manual therapy courses in New Zealand including McKenzie lumbar techniques, and myofascial dry needling. Ilena has a keen interest in orthopaedic post operative rehabilitation and exercise rehabilitation as part of return to function following sports and work injuries.
Outside of the workplace, Ilena has a keen interest in wide variety in sports having previously played volleyball, rugby, basketball, and soccer as well as snowboarding and mountain biking. Since coming to Perth she has recently started surfing lessons.