The allure of the Tatiara sees Amy Hunt return home to continue physio career

The allure of the Tatiara sees Amy Hunt return home to continue physio career

After six years of working in a private practice in Adelaide, experienced physiotherapist and Bordertown local Amy Hunt has returned home.

Amy joined Good Country Physiotherapy in January, and will now spend time consulting at Bordertown, Keith and Naracoorte.

A self-described country girl, Amy has spent the last 10 years in Adelaide, where she spent four years at university, and six years at a private practice.

Despite spending the last decade in the city, she always knew that a return to the country was inevitable, and to re-join the community she grew up in has been a dream come true.

"I am a country kid, so I always wanted to come back - I love this community and I will enjoy being able to be involved with people living in the area again," she said.

Amy said her extended stay in Adelaide was due to her desire to try and get the most out of her hockey career, where she played with Adelaide Fire in SA's Hockey One domestic competition.

After getting the most out of her high-level hockey career, she packed her bags and moved backed to the Tatiara in December last year.

Her move back to the "good country" has allowed her to spend some quality time on her family farm, which is something that excites her.

The ability to provide assistance to people who need treatment was a major factor in her choosing to become a physiotherapist during her younger years.

"I never knew what I wanted to do - it was the second-to-last day of Year 11 where it finally clicked," Amy said.

"I wanted to do something that let me help and work with people - I wanted something that wasn't a desk job, doing that type of job would drive me insane."

Amy said she found the complex human body "absolutely fascinating", and always wanted to learn more about it, making physiotherapy the perfect job for her.

"I absolutely love being a physio - I love being able to help make lasting changes on people. If we do our job right, then we don't need to see them again," Amy said.

She said she is enjoying work at Good Country Physiotherapy.

"I love being able to work here with the team, they are a great bunch of people and have made the move back so easy," she said.

"Everyone has been so welcoming and have absorbed me back into the community which has been great."

Currently undertaking a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Amy, along with two other employees, have also recently completed a cancer rehab qualification through PINC & STEEL.

She said the qualifications will allow Good Country Physiotherapy to help men, women and children affected by cancer.

After a couple of months of settling back into the district, Amy is not just excited to be home, but she is excited to be able to do what she loves in a town she loves.