Polly Dhar

Polly Dhar

Polly always wanted to be a Physiotherapist after suffering a serious trampolining injury early in life. This injury fed Polly's interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Polly qualified in the UK from King’s College London in 2002. After initially working in Nepal, she completed her rotation in London where Polly specialised in neurological rehabilitation.

Polly later moved to Scotland where she adapted her neurological rehabilitation experience to work in elite sport rehabilitation working with both Olympic and Commonwealth athletes at the SportsScotland institute of sport where Polly was a contracted physiotherapist.

Polly also worked at the Scottish Football association. Here she was involved in developing and monitoring injury prevention screenings for gymnastic, curling and football. Polly also traveled extensively with both Great Britain and Scottish teams for European and world championships.

Now a Melbourne local Polly has worked for Australia Triathlon, Gymnastics Australia, Football Federation Australian and most recently Cirque du Soleil.

Here Polly developed a specific injury prevention screening and individualised programs for triathlon and women’s football. Going on to develop a pre activation program and daily monitoring for the Melbourne Victory W-league team, as well as her own bike screening which focuses on individual movement patterning and activation.   

Polly thoroughly enjoys individual injury prevention, rehabilitation and movement patterning but most of all enjoys seeing a patient's injury reduce and improve at any level of participation.


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiotherapy Kings College (London 2002)
  • FIFA Diploma
  • Postgraduate in Rehabilitation and Participation 2008 Strathclyde university Glasgow
  • Masters in Clinical Sports Medicine University College London - Starting September 2020
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Association of Physiotherapist with an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Association of Charter Physiotherapy with an interest in Sport and exercise Medicine UK


  • Cirque du Soleil – Show Bazzar
  • Circus OZ
  • Australia Triathlon Development Squad
  • Gymnastics Victoria & Gymnastics Australia
  • Team Scotland Commonwealth Games - 2018 Gold Coast
  • Great Britain University Games - 2011, 2015 & 2017
  • Matilda's Australian National Women's Team - Senior & U17's
  • Melbourne Victory W-League Team 2011-2015
  • Sports Scotland Institute of Sports 
  • Scottish Gymnastics 
  • British Gymnastics
  • Scottish Football Association - National Women's Team
  • London Olympics - 2012
  • Commonwealth Games Glasgow - 2014

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