Clinical Pilates Instructor
Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?
I work in private practice at LifeCare SouthCare Physiotherapy, inside St John of God Hospital in Murdoch. I am interested in women’s health, musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. I see a mixed caseload of patients – I treat new breastfeeding mums with ultrasound for blocked ducts and laser therapy for cracked nipples, plus patients with musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries. I also run several group sessions such as physio-supervised exercise rehabilitation, and multiple hydrotherapy classes (for pregnant women, postnatal mums, parent and baby pool nursery rhymes, orthopaedic/post-operative rehab and 1 on 1 hydrotherapy sessions). I am passionate about returning people to full function for their chosen activity/sport, and am also passionate about Sports Physiotherapy. I recently worked as a physio at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, and am currently a team physiotherapist for the WA Football Commission State Girls Academy, and the Goldfield Giants in the State Basketball League.
Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?
I am the Director of the recently launched branch FitRight Woman, FitRight’s new branch of classes for peri-menopausal and menopausal women between roughly 45 and 65 years old. I run my class in Willetton on Wednesdays at 11am, and direct the branch to manage the other classes run in Ardross & Manning, and aim to soon expand FitRight Woman to cover more areas of Perth.
What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?
I loved first joining in FitRight classes as a participant through my own pregnancy and postnatal periods, and was so passionate about the classes that I couldn’t wait to become an instructor. I absolutely love Taryn’s concept of creating a pelvic-floor-friendly, physio-lead group class to help women going through any life stage improve their strength and fitness, in a safe way. The concept of being PROACTIVE about Pelvic Floor Health instead of REACTIVE is inspiring. I love connecting with the women in my classes, hearing about their journeys, and creating a lovely community where women can share, learn and enjoy some time to focus on themselves.