WE BELIEVE IN AN ACTIVE APPROACH TO INJURY, REHAB AND PREVENTION.
Body Align Physio is a physiotherapy and Pilates studio, based in the heart of Mollymook, NSW,
Through physiotherapy and our weekly exercise classes, we combine a hands-on and active approach to injury rehab and prevention.
We use highly effective, evidence-backed clinical practice - everything we do is carefully designed to get you back enjoying what you love, without pain or injury.
Whether you want to increase strength, get surf fit, be safer on the work site or manage an injury, Body Align Physio will help you get there.
Led by Principal Physiotherapist, Amanda McDonald, we're a diverse team of local, community-minded practitioners.
We are passionate about your health and are committed to helping you get the most out of life.
Amanda and the team at Body Align offer an exceptional service.
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Amanda completed her Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. She is currently affiliated with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Polestar Pilates Australia.
Amanda has over 10 years experience and has an interest in a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions including chronic neck/back sufferers and pelvic girdle pain. She specifically has a keen interest in Women’s Health helping patients deal with issues within the pre and postnatal period, continence problems and pelvic floor dysfunction.
She has worked closely with many Sports Specialists and Orthopaedic Surgeons in Sydney and South Coast NSW and has developed great experience within this area. She has also gained experience in the sporting field, working closely with AFL Amateur football and netball clubs.
Amanda has completed her Certificate in Rehabilitation Pilates through Polestar Pilates Australia. She is very passionate about returning her patients to optimal function and believes Pilates can facilitate optimal strength, stability and flexibility within the body and provide a platform for injury resistance.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST & CLINICAL PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Claire has always had a passion for health, exercise and wellbeing. This interest grew throughout her teenage years when she competitively played netball, touch football and in the latter years found a love for Pilates.
After finishing high school she further consolidated her passion for this field by completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney. This degree allowed her to develop knowledge and experience in a broad range of physiotherapy areas and built on her keen interest for musculoskeletal conditions. During this time Claire completed her Pilates certification with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute. This training allows her to utilize a hands on and exercise based therapy approach to return patients to optimal function and reach their desired outcomes.
Claire has also developed a special interest in women’s health and is passionate about working together with women to assist in management of pregnancy related pelvic girdle/lower back pain, abdominal rehabilitation and pelvic floor related conditions.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST & CLINICAL PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Joelle Karam graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to her Masters she received an Honours Degree in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program from McMaster University. Further, she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Neurofunctional Contemporary Acupuncture Provider.
Through extensive continuing education and experience she assists individuals to meet their health and fitness goals with treatment tailored to the person and functionally based to maximize the body’s potential. Working with various populations, from professional and amateur athletes, to weekend warriors and office workers, has given her the skills to apply a unique, individual approach to each assessment and treatment.
Joelle is passionate about lifelong learning for continued growth professionally and personally. She stays active through running, hiking, fitness classes, swimming, tennis, yoga and Pilates. She believes movement heals and by working together we can keep you moving freely and efficiently.
Matthew has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and most recently dipped his toes into some postgraduate study, completing a Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport at the Australian Catholic University. He is also a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Matthew has had an extensive background in sport, having played rugby union at a state level and currently has keen interests in golf, tennis, skiing and surfing. He has luckily done Physiotherapy work in various parts of Europe with elite tennis players and has most recently finished working in the ski-fields of Japan.
These experiences have helped develop a passion for assisting clients return to what they love doing as soon as possible. He does this through the use of manual therapies, such as dry needling to help settle pain, whilst using exercise prescription (Pilates and Strength/Conditioning principles) to increase a clients’ capacity and prevent recurring injuries.
Out of the clinic Matt enjoys bushwalking, skiing, surfing and travelling.
Wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney, Bree Robinson and her young family have recently relocated to the beautiful South Coast. With a background in administration, Bree can help assist with anything at reception.
In her downtime you will find Bree exploring the great outdoors, fishing with her kids and attending her weekly physie classes.
Bree is looking forward to meeting lots of friendly locals whilst playing an important role at Body Align Physio, so come on in and say hi!
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Emma is a registered Level 2 Yoga Teacher who is passionate about wellbeing and sharing the benefits of yoga with the community. Emma has grown up in the local area and has been an active member of the Body Align Physio community since the get go.
Emma first discovered yoga through her university studies in psychology, learning about the profound therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation for overall brain function, mental health and wellbeing.
Over the following 10 years, Emma’s passion for yoga grew as she experienced the physical and emotional advantages of a regular yoga practice. She went on to complete level 1 and level 2 yoga teacher training with teacher, Nicole Walsh, in Sydney. And later completed studies in pre-natal yoga and kids yoga teaching. Emma went on to open the Milton Yoga Hub in 2016.
She is currently working as a provisional psychologist at Ulladulla High School and Milton Public school, supporting the wellbeing of young people in the community.
Emma's style of yoga teaching synchronises movement with breath in a flowing vinyasa style practice that enhances strength, flexibility and balance. Classes are designed to cater to individual needs, and to empower students to take control of their whole mental and physical wellbeing.
Qualifications & Registrations:
Provisional Psychologist (PSY0002267443)
Yoga Australia Registered Member
Level II Yoga Teacher (350 hr trained)