This is a doctor I could relate to :-)
She's more accustomed to mending bones than breaking them but look out if Dr Andrea Wheatley has a rattan stick in her hands.
The Adelaide osteopath has recently caned four men into submission in six fights at the NSW Stick Fighting Championships.
A 2nd dan black belt exponent of Filipino stick fighting, Wheatley arrived in Wollongong this month intending to fight only women.
However, her opponents withdrew for a variety of reasons so she entered the men's 75kg division and only lost the gold medal to a sixth-dan master Craig Hayward.
A non-threatening 172cm and 58kg, the quietly-spoken doctor won the double stick division and silver in the single stick. "