Annie Strauch

Annie Strauch (she/her)

Managing Director - Titled Physiotherapist - MACP

Annie Strauch (she/her) is a passionate performance physiotherapist with extensive experience working with professional performers and athletes. Annie is also one of Australia’s leading Vocal Physiotherapists.  

A titled APA Sports & Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Annie holds both a Masters in Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy and a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Annie utilises manual therapy or “hands on” treatment and needling in conjunction with rehabilitation, to tailor her treatments to every client. 

Annie’s passion for performance physiotherapy developed on London’s West End where she managed performers in over 30 productions

When Annie returned to Australia and recognised the physical hardships of performers and the demands on their bodies, Performance Medicine was born.  Annie has brought sports science to the arts to improve the life and career of performing artists.  Annie is very proud to have developed relationships with many theatre companies, including the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC),  where Performance Medicine is the resident physiotherapy provider.

With extensive experience in the treatment and enhancement of the professional voice using vocal physiotherapy techniques, Annie works alongside ENT specialists, speech pathologists and vocal coaches.  Annie presents Vocal Physical Therapy workshops nationally and internationally for both physiotherapists and speech pathologists.

Performance Medicine has now grown to be an international provider of physiotherapy and physical health services to many Australian and international touring productions providing injury prevention, treatment and movement development.  Annie thoroughly enjoys managing this component of Performance Medicine.

When Annie isn’t the Managing Director of Performance Medicine in Melbourne and Sydney, she is enjoying having fun with her family, fitness training and snow skiing.


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Memberships: Sports Physiotherapy Association (SPA) (previous committee member). Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association (MPA).  Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). Australian Voice Association (AVA). Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) (previous committee member). International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). Laryngology Society of Australia (LSA). Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA).


Annie’s special interest areas are head and neck pain, facial pain, laryngeal dysfunction (voice, breathing), lumbopelvic pain, foot/ankle.

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