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, assess pelvic floor strength with real-time ultrasound, plus treating patients with musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries. I work on the maternity ward at SJOG Murdoch Hospital. I also run several group sessions such as physio-supervised clinical exercise (previously known as Pilates), and multiple hydrotherapy classes (for pregnant women, postnatal mums, and 1 on 1/rehab 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 the team physiotherapist for the Goldfield Giants in the State Basketball League.
Which FitRight classes do you currently teach?
I am the Director of the Workshops so I co-ordinate all of the PregEd sessions and any future expansions of education workshops. I also run a regular Empower class on Wednesdays in Willetton, which I will be returning to after I’ve finished maternity leave in early 2021.
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.