Kirsten is the owner of Pilates for life.Kirsten qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, (South Africa) in 1995. She also completed a post graduate certificate in Sports physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in 1997. Kirsten has worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in South Africa, England and Australia.
In treating patients with Back and neck pain as well as sports related injuries Kirsten realised the importance of core stability, flexibility , muscle balance and biomechanics to prevent the reoccurrence of injuries, therefore Pilates seemed the perfect exercise method for her patients.
Whilst working at a Sydney private practice with a Pilates studio Kirsten saw the amazing results clients obtained through Pilates. She started attending mat and reformer classes with Helen Tardent at Pilates moves in Double Bay.
Kirsten has a Diploma in contemporary Pilates through Tensegrity, and has competed other pilates courses through Michael King and the Australian fitness network in 2004 and has also attended Clinical Pilates training – a course designed for Physiotherapists with an emphasis on treating pathology with the appropriate Pilates exercises and movements specific for the individual patient.
Kirsten is a specialised Pregnancy Pilates teacher and has a special interest in women’s Health Physiotherapist. Kirsten has Tutored at Newcastle University to both Undergraduate Physio Students and Post-graduate Physiotherapists and nurses.
Since becoming a mother in 2002 Kirsten’s main interest has been in women’s health. In 2004 She developed a pregnancy exercise program called fit-4 -2 which focuses on safe exercises for pregnanct and postnatal ladies. As well as teaching pregnancy pilates the Fit -4-2 program empowers pregnant women with Birth Skills and techniques to cope with pregnancy , labour and birth. Kirsten is a proud mother of two children.
Kirsten’s Physio/ Rehab Pilates classes are designed for those who need a physiotherapist’s advice and supervision in their Pilates classes.
Kirsten’s aim is to provide safe and effective Specialised Pilates classes for everybody: Pregnant and Post natal ladies (Fit 4 2), those with injuries ( Physiolates) and men and women of all fitness levels.
Kirsten is Available for appointments Tuesday – Saturday for Physiotherapy, Post natal check-ups and exercise programs, as well as Studio pilates and rehabilitation.