I am a post-graduate trained physiotherapist, Pilates instructor and mother-of-two. I am super passionate about helping women during pregnancy and beyond, to feel fit, strong and healthy.
Oh and I’m a third Dan black belt in Taekwondo.
I taught Pilates during both of my pregnancies and found it so beneficial in maintaining my own health and wellbeing during pregnancy, but also for my recovery after birth.
I first started working with the ante and postnatal population back in 2003 when I was running hydrotherapy classes at a private hospital in Perth. I loved running these classes – I felt the excitement of these mums-to-be and I truly enjoyed spending time with the new mums and their babies. I look back now and smile at how naive I was about what the human body goes through during pregnancy and after birth! Although my classes were great fun and the clients loved them, I had no firsthand knowledge of what it felt like to give birth and how weak you are in the immediate postpartum period. If only I knew then what I know now!
I went on to work in London in both the public hospital system and in private clinics, where I was frequently treating women with pregnancy related back/pelvic pain and designing exercise programs for the postnatal mums. In 2004, I started my Pilates training and in 2010, I completed the antenatal/postnatal Pilates training while pregnant with my second child. That is when my passion for working in this field really took off.
When I moved to Perth in 2013 and saw a real gap in the market for high quality, appropriate exercise classes for women during this stage of their life – thus Dynamic Strength Physiotherapy was born.
The classes started out as purely exercise classes, but I soon realised that my clients wanted more. They wanted to be better informed. They wanted to have better births. So I changed up the program and introduced education segments to each class – and they have gone from strength to strength.