Liz completed her undergraduate study at the University of Technology in Auckland, where she worked with Rugby and other sporting clubs treating injuries utilising a holistic approach to rehabilitation. Since moving to Melbourne, Liz has worked in various private practices which has provided an excellent skill base for employing optimum management strategies for commonly (and less commonly) experienced musculoskeletal conditions.
Liz’s main passions include helping women overcome continence and pelvic floor dysfunction and she has completed a graduate certificate in Pelvic floor rehabilitation. Liz is skilled in prepaing pregnant women for the demands of motherhood and helping post-natal women return to safe exercise and full participation in all activities. She also has a special interest in lower back, hip and pelvic pain. Liz has worked in a variety of clinical areas including orthopaedics, breast-care/mastitis treatment and lymphoedema education. Coupled with her musculoskeletal knowledge, previous hospital experience assists Liz in communicating with patients from many different cultures and walks of life, allowing for patient-therapist collaboration and ultimately positive treatment outcomes.
Clinical Pilates is another one of Liz’s passions and she has completed Certification in all equipment courses of the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) as well as training in the Mat-work courses. Liz, like Joseph Pilates, strongly believes that Pilates “develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit”. Through strengthening and retraining body awareness, clients will see improvements not only in pain and function, but overall health and well-being.