After injuring her back in two different falls in the past 16 years, Adele understood it was her regular Pilates classes and physiotherapy treatment that kept her moving. Physiotherapy and Pilates both strengthened and stabilised her joints and corrected her posture. Through this journey she found her passion – using movement techniques as medicine. Adele studied Physiotherapy at Sydney University, and completed her Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training at Body Arts Science International in California with Rael Isacowitz. She has since built her personal practice around using exercise as therapy.
Adele works with people from all walks of life with a passion for utilising movement therapy with those with increased mobility in their joints and those who suffer with chronic pain. Adele also has a special interest in women’s health – especially pelvic girdle pain or back pain in pre and postnatal women. Being especially passionate about Pilates and exercises for postural retraining, Adele is excited by the opportunity to guide people through their recovery journey to reach their pain free movement potential.
What Adele treats;
- Women’s health issues (eg: pelvic floor weakness or pain, pre or post natal pain or injuries, incontinence)
- Back Pain (Chronic or acute)
- Neck and shoulder pain (Chronic or acute)
- Joint injuries and pain (Shoulder, knee, ankle etc whether from sport or other reasons such as inflammatory arthritis)
- Nerve pain (tingling, limb pain or pins and needles etc)
- Core weakness and poor posture
During your Physiotherapy appointment, Adele will discuss with you in detail your reason for attendance, your medical history and any other relevant information about the pain or injury which may be contributing to it’s cause. Adele will then proceed with physical assessment with movement based tests to confirm what may be the reason for your pain.
These tests may include orthopaedic testing, a spinal examination, postural assessment, muscle testing, and neurological testing. During this initial assessment patients will typically receive treatment unless it’s un-safe to do so.