Meet Your FitRight Trainers

All of the FitRight Instructors are qualified physiotherapists, who have all done extra training in pelvic floor rehabilitation and obstetric exercise. This means that you are exercising each week with a health professional who can answer your questions about exercise, muscle and joint pain, bladder and bowel issues and more. It also means that you are entitled to a private health fund discount on the classes if you have cover for Physiotherapy!

 

 

 


Name

Taryn Watson

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist, Masters Degree in Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates Instructor

 

Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

After taking time off to have my son, I have returned to work one day a week at Southcare Physiotherapy in Murdoch. I treat people with a variety of different pelvic floor muscle issues (bladder and bowel problems, painful sex, vaginal prolapse etc) as well as doing pregnancy and postnatal assessments for exercise prescription and to manage common aches and pains in the childbearing year.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I teach the Baby&Me, Bump&Me and MumTime classes in Ardross.

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I absolutely love feeling like I’m making a positive impact on someone’s experience in the childbearing year, through bonding with their baby, getting some ‘Me Time’ and keeping their body strong. I also love that I’m doing my little part to help prevent these women from suffering with common pelvic floor muscle related issues in the future – if we can empower them at this point to change habits and optimise their muscles, then at menopausal age hopefully they can avoid common problems like prolapse and incontinence that maybe their mothers and grandmothers suffered from. I never feel like FitRight instructing is work – I get to exercise and chat with likeminded expectant and new Mums every week!

 

 



Name

Alanna Barwood

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates Instructor

 

Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

I work at SouthCare Murdoch and Eric Street Physiotherapy, having recently returned to Perth after a few years living, working and studying in Melbourne. My work to date has largely centered around Obstetrics, working with women in both an inpatient and outpatient setting - during pregnancy, acutely after delivery and assisting in recovery after birth. My work has a strong pelvic health focus and I regularly see patients with bladder, bowel, prolapse and pelvic pain conditions across the lifespan. I also treat musculoskeletal complaints associated with the childbearing years.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I teach Bump&Me and PregEd in Murdoch

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and contributing to preventative health through education, developing body awareness and creating a safe and supportive environment that brings mum's together. I also love being involved with the FitRight team, a collaborative and supportive group of Physios from across Perth.

 



Name

Amber Whiteford

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor

 

Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

I work at Southcare Physiotherapy in Murdoch. I have an interesting mixed caseload of clients and love treating women in the prenatal and postnatal period. I teach clinical pilates, Mums & Bubs Hydrotherapy, as well as treating a variety of conditions in the clinic. I have a special interest in treating pregnancy-related back and pelvic girdle pain. I also perform postnatal checks for women who are keen to return to exercise after delivery. I have my laser licence to treat nipple pain and also perform therapeutic ultrasound for breast and perineum care.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I teach the Bump&Me and MumTime classes in Cockburn.

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

 I love being part of the FitRight community where women empower one another to be the best versions of themselves, not just physically but holistically. I have already learnt so much from my FitRight Mums – thanks for making my work a pleasure!

 

 



Name

Claire Hobson

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist and 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 Willetton, and I see a mixed caseload of patients with musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries. I am passionate about returning people to full function for their chosen activity/sport, and I've been selected as one of the Physiotherapists for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I run 3 FitRight classes a week, both north and south of the river. I run Baby&Me and Bump&Me classes in Cockburn, Alfred Cove, and Carramar

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

When I had my first baby last year, I participated in FitRight classes all throughout pregnancy and the postnatal period. Now I love to help other Mums build up their fitness and return to any level of exercise!



Name

Clare Knight

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor

 

Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

I work at Cannington Physiotherapy, I treat a variety of musckuloskeletal and sports injuries alongside teaching clinical pilates. My caseload is varied and I am currently only working casual shifts while I play mum at home to my two gorgeous children. 

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I am currently taking the Armadale Baby & Me class on Wednesdays

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I really enjoy seeing the transformation and gains in strength and control of the women in my class. I love being able to alter and cater for everyone's needs and level and help women develop confidence in themselves and also their role as a Mum. I certainly love the baby cuddles and beautiful little faces I see each week with baby massage too!

The FitRight team is such a great supportive bunch of women who really enjoy what they do and its fabulous being a part of that.

 


Name

Donna Green


Name

Jessica Hextall



Name

Michelle Hall

 

Qualifications

BSc (Physiotherapy) and Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women's Health), Clinical Pilates Instructor 

 

Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

I work at LifeCare Willetton and soon to be at LifeCare Cockburn; My caseload has a strong pelvic health focus, with my clients being both female and male and of all ages for management of continence and pelvic pain problems, including care for women in the antenatal and postnatal periods. 

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I'm not currently taking regular classes but provide relief cover for classes, mostly south of the river. 

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

 I love seeing women return to exercise after having children, taking care of their bodies and having fun doing it. FitRight has fantastic exercise progressions and support for women to start exercising while pregnant and continue beyond into the postnatal years! I am super lucky to work for Taryn, who leads her team of physiotherapists with a great deal of passion for women and their health.



Name

Rachel Tarca

 

Qualifications

BSc (Physiotherapy) and Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women's Health), Clinical Pilates Instructor 

 

Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

 I work at Hillview Women's and men's health physiotherapy in Midland part time and spend the rest of my time with my gorgeous 16 month old. I treat a variety of women, men and children with bladder and bowel issues as well as pelvic health issues. 

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I take the Baby&Me classes in Subiaco and the PregEd workshops in Wembley 

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I love being able to empower women to know how to move and get strong and listen to their bodies, and be a part of their mental and physical recovery. I also love seeing the babies getting bigger each week!


Name

Sabine Fleitmann

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor 

 

Where do you work as a Physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

I'm kept pretty busy by my small business "Core Confidence" which combines Pilates & Mindfulness for teens to promote positive body image & the importance of both physical & mental health.  Alongside this l also work as a community physio for the Independent Living Centre and of course a Pilates Instructor for FitRight! 

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

Wembley Bump & Me 

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

It is such a privilege to have the opportunity to educate and empower women to take charge of their health, fitness and general wellbeing. I love seeing the support the women provide each other and the connections that are formed between them all throughout the courses. It's lovely to witness and feel like I played a small part in those connections being formed.


Name

Sophie Dunnet



Name

Tamara Crook

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist, Graduate Certificate in Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy, Currently Studying Masters Degree in Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapy (Class of 2017), Clinical Pilates Instructor, Level One Crossfit Trainer, Certificate IV in Dance Performance (Ballet)

 

Where do you work as a physio and what type of clients do you treat on a normal day?

I work at Southcare Physiotherapy, based in St John of God Murdoch, and I am also the Continence and Women's Health Coordinator. I treat many conditions including bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor problems (prolapse and painful sex) in women of all ages, as well as post surgical male and female patient's from gynaecology and urology. I also treat musculoskeletal problems, but mainly for pregnant or postnatal women. My passion is women in the child bearing year, and I especially enjoy helping women maintain and return to high level exercise such as dancing, running, Crossfit, and weight lifting.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I teach the Bump and Me class at Murdoch and I also run the PregEd sessions at Murdoch 

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight instructor? 

I love how FitRight can be a great compliment to other exercise in pregnancy, or can help ladies continue to be active through some of the difficulties of pregnancy. I especially love running PregEd and helping to dispel some of the many myths around pregnancy, and particularly exercising during pregnancy. Exercise is one of the best medicines, but especially during this time to help prepare for labour and the postnatal period.