My professional journey in the health care industry began during adolescence across the other side of the treatment table as a young injured dancer. Pilates became an important part of my rehabilitation and training as a national title winner in calisthenics and classically trained dancer through the Royal Academy of Dance, achieving my Advanced 2 with Honours.
Soon after commencing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree, I was eager to marry my love of the body in motion with a deep understanding of its machinations and treatments, so deferred my university studies to obtain my Pilates teaching qualification in 2007 through the Australian Pilates Method Association. I commenced teaching Pilates alongside leading Pilates practitioners whilst completing my Physiotherapy degree at LaTrobe University.
After graduating from LaTrobe in 2009, I stretched my professional wings, gaining valuable experience in the field of elite sports injury management. Working intimately with world class female gymnasts and Gymnastics Victoria with Olympic physiotherapists and medical teams, I established a keen desire to combine my strong personal background in dance and performance with current sports medicine principals. I have also been a consultant physiotherapist for the Old Melburnians Football Club in the VAFA Premier Division.
Since 2012 I have been based in Melbourne practising predominantly in the unique area of dance medicine, working alongside renowned physiotherapists from the Victorian College of the Arts and the dance community, and developing highly regarded dance assessment procedures. I have special interests in biomechanical analysis and movement retraining, dance-specific injury management and prevention, and mentoring junior physiotherapists and Pilates practitioners.
Most recently, I have been consulting for international touring artists, performers and dance companies.
I am the director of Grounded Movement in Malvern East where I consult as a physiotherapist and Pilates practitioner, and am co-founder and co-director of Pilates Escape Crew.
- Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Sports Physiotherapy Australia
- Sports Medicine Australia
- Australian Pilates Method Association – Level 4 Professional Practitioner
- Australian Pilates Method Association – Education Committee
- International Association for Dance Medicine and Science