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 and Fremantle.

 

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

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 Lifecare Cockburn Central Physiotherapy. I have an mixed caseload of clients and particularly enjoy treating women during their pregnancy and postnatal years. I teach Clinical Pilates sessions, Mums & Bubs Hydrotherapy, as well as treating a variety of conditions in the clinic. I have a special interest in treating abdominal muscles separation, pregnancy-related back pain 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 evening MumTime classes in Cockburn.

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I love being part of the FitRight community where women are empowering one another to be the best versions of themselves, not just physically but holistically. I love to educate and spread the knowledge to build strong mothers and I learn so much from my FitRight mums too!

 

 



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 this year I worked as a Physiotherapists for the Commonwealth Games in 2018. I plan to go on to specialise in Sports Physiotherapy.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I run Baby&Me classes in Cockburn on Thursdays and Ardross on Fridays.

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

When I had my first baby, 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

 

Qualifications

BSc (Exercise and Health Science)

Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry)

Currently completing Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women’s Health)

Accredited Clinical Pilates Instructor (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)

 

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

I work two days a week at Eric Street Physiotherapy and Movement Centre in Cottesloe and Saturday mornings at LifeCare Riseley, Applecross. I treat both females and males with bladder and bowel issues, a variety of pelvic floor muscle related problems and musculoskeletal complaints. I mix my time between treating one to one and taking small groups for clinical Pilates and functional training. The rest of my time is spent looking after my gorgeous little boy, studying and keeping as active as possible.

 

Which location/s do you run FitRight classes from?

I facilitate Pregnancy Education workshops in Applecross.

 

What do you love most about working with pregnant women and new Mums?

 

I was thrilled when I first met Taryn and heard about FitRight. It is such a great opportunity for women to be part of a community that encourages and empowers them to safely exercise throughout the child bearing years.  I love taking the Preg Ed workshops and creating a positive environment where women can learn about pregnancy, exercise and the post-partum period. I honestly love my job and the women I get to meet along the way.



Name

Jessica Hextall

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates instructor and part way through a graduate certificate in Continence and Womens Health.

 

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

I am currently on maternity leave from Eric St Physiotherapy and Movement Centre in Cottesloe. I treat all types of musculoskeletal and sports injuries and have a strong emphasis on functional rehabilitation.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

I am currently on maternity leave after having my second baby and current Fitright Business Manager.

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I love to see women continue to exercise during pregnancy and to help them return to exercise once they have had their babies. I also love to see the bubs grow and develop new skills each week. The FitRight team is a wonderful, supportive and passionate group of ladies, who I feel so lucky to work with. 



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.



Name

Jenna Basile

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Pilates Physiotherapist, FitRight Physiotherapist

 

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

I work at Cannington Physiotherapy and treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. I do 13-17 hours a week of Clinical Pilates which helps a lot with variety and modifications for my FitRight classes. 

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

MumTime Ardross- Monday nights 

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I love taking pregnant women and new mums through challenging but safe exercise sessions. I also aim to help these women get closer to their fitness goals while having fun and listening to good tunes!



Name

Laura Yammouni

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Science Masters in Physiotherapy Practice

 Certified Pilates Instructor

 

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

Activate Physiotherapy and Pilates Claremont

I see pre and postnatal women, women with pelvic floor dysfunction and women whishing to continue or return to exercise during pre and postnatal period.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

Activate Physiotherapy and Pilates in Claremont

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I love the fact that I can help women experience a healthy and active pregnancy, birth and recovery. 



Name

Katie Drage

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, currently studying Masters degree in Continence and Womens Health.

 

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

I work at Total Concept Physiotherapy in Mandurah, where I have a mixed caseload, including assisting women and men with bowel and bladder issues and other pelvic health conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, and aged care.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

Bump&Me, Baby & Me and MumTime classes in Mandurah.

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

Being able to show pregnant women and new Mums how exercise can provide benefit in returning to functional activity, and empowering them with education and knowledge is so rewarding. FitRight offers the perfect program to achieve these things, and assist women to remain strong and well! 



Name

Rachelle Symons

 

Qualifications

BSc (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women’s Health)

 

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

I work at Insight Physiotherapy in Rockingham and at SouthCare Physiotherapy in Murdoch. I assist people with the management of bladder and bowel problems, prolapse and painful sex. I also treat women in the antenatal and postnatal periods. 

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

Baby&Me class in Rockingham

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I love assisting women in returning to exercise after having a baby.  It’s great to see their fitness and strength improve in a safe and fun environment with other mums. 

I also love to help to empower and educate women to exercise 

throughout pregnancy and to assist them in preparing for childbirth and the demands of motherhood.

 



Name

Deanne Maughan

 

Qualifications

Physiotherapist

 

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

I’m currently on maternity leave from my role as the Senior Physiotherapist of the coronary care unit and heart transplant team after having my delightful baby boy in June 2017. My job primarily involves rehabilitation of patients on the ward and in the gym following minor and major cardiac events. Yes, my current job is worlds away from being a FitRight instructor, but after taking part in these classes myself during my pregnancy and after having my baby I really wanted to share this program with mums in my own neighbourhood. 

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

MumTime & Bump&Me Wembley

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

FitRight Bump & Me classes definitely made me feel stronger during my pregnancy and assisted my recovery after having my baby. I want to be able to help other pregnant women feel empowered by exercise in a safe Physio-lead environment. 

 

FitRight Baby & me classes gave me an hour to myself (out of the house!) with my baby still in the room, and being cared for by the loveliest volunteers, who adored my little man. I want to help new mums to also be able to take this time out to look after their own bodies and minds. 

 

FitRight classes bring women together to share the highs and lows of motherhood and pregnancy - what better way to do this than through exercise?

 

 



Name

Catherine Katalinic

 

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?

Activate Physio and Pilates 

Mum of Two I am currently on Maternity leave.

 

I treat a variety of clients with musculoskeletal and sports issues and women suffering from pelvic girdle pain. I complete pre and post- natal assessments for women wishing to continue exercise during their pregnancy or return to exercise post- birth. I also run a variety of clinical pilates classes to assist in returning clients to their optimal level of function.

 

Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?

Returning shortly to run both Pregnancy and Postnatal FitRight classes out of our Kardinya studio.

 

What do you love most about being a FitRight Instructor?

I love to be able to spend my time helping other Mums achieve their goals of being physically active and healthy both during and after pregnancy. It’s also great working with other women who have a passion for Womens Health and wellbeing.

 

 



Name

Rhiannon Thomson

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

APA Level One Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy

 

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

I work part time at St John of God Hospital in Murdoch seeing patients on the wards who are acutely unwell, who are recovering from surgery and ladies who have just had babies.

 

Which location/s do you run FitRight classes from?

I run classes at Murdoch and Cockburn

 

What do you love most about working with pregnant women and new Mums?

Becoming a mum is such an exciting and scary time so I love providing pregnant women and new mums with education and exercise to allow them to keep fit during such an important stage of their lives. Having two children myself, I know how important it is to keep fit and healthy, not only be able to keep up with my kids but to provide a positive role model for their own lifestyle choices as they grow up.

 



Name

Katie Wiltshire

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of 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 Activate physiotherapy in Claremont. On a typical day I will treat all sorts of musculoskeletal injuries in people of all ages, regularly teach pilates classes, and enjoy working with women for pelvic floor retraining and other women’s health related conditions. 

 

Which location/s do you run FitRight classes from?

Claremont

 

What do you love most about working with pregnant women and new Mums?

 I love being able to provide pregnant women and new mums with quality education, advice and treatment. There is a lot of information available to pregnant women and new mums, especially online, much of which may not be evidence based or correct. This can be overwhelming and I feel it is so important to provide good quality education and reassurance for new mums. 

(Getting the chance to meet new babies is also a lovely bonus!) 

 



Name

Lisa Hedditch

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science:Physiotherapy

 

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

Genesis Physiotherapy where I treat new Mums in the early post-natal period 

 

Which location/s do you run FitRight classes from?

Kalamunda (coming soon!)

 

What do you love most about working with pregnant women and new Mums?

 It’s such an exciting time in people’s lives, it’s nice to be involved in this special time. It’s also great to work with such motivated people in a fun class environment and rewarding to see the improvements in their strength and fitness levels.