Anthea has a Diploma of Remedial Massage and is also a qualified Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer.
With her working history based in the health & fitness industry, Anthea is an asset to the Pondera team, offering Remedial, Relaxation and Sports recovery massage.
Anthea is passionate about helping her clients return to the most important things in their life that pain or dysfunction has taken away and enjoys working with people to help them achieve their goals.» View details
Following a career in Nursing including a coronary care nurse in both Sydney and the UK, Jill completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Institute of Applied Sciences in 2004 when she moved to Queensland.
Since completing her Diploma, she has worked full time as a Remedial Massage Therapist in the fields of Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Naturopathy.
Jill’s vast experience includes treating frozen shoulders, headaches/migraines, hip/lower back problems, leg/calf cramps and Plantar Fasciitis (inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes).
During Jill’s time as a remedial therapist she has also gained qualifications and experience in “cupping” and “dry needling”.
In addition to treating many people for injuries or pain, Jill also enjoys looking after her longstanding clients who receive regular massage to maintain better overall physical health and reduce the risk of injury.» View details
Jo has over 20 years of professional Massage Therapy experience.
She has been at Pondera since 2012, and prior to that, worked in a variety of Clinical settings including Chiropractic, Osteopathic, Massage Clinic, as well as mobile appointments.
Jo has a Diploma in Remedial Therapy, a Bachelor of Exercise Science, and an Associate Diploma in Dance.
She is a member of ANTA, and is registered as a Health Fund Provider.» View details
Louise has a keen interest in dance injury management and prevention. For Pondera’s dance clientele, she can offer dance screening for pointe work, injury assessment and management and performance enhancement services.
Louise also has advanced training in Vocal Unloading Therapy,
Louise has additional experience in Occupational Physiotherapy, particularly in onsite task assessment, pre-employment functional assessments and return to work rehabilitation.
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Shelly has more than 25 years experience as a Physiotherapist and has worked in a variety of settings, including private Physiotherapy clinics, hospitals, assisted living, outpatient clinics, schools and homes.
During these years, Shelly has evaluated and treated a hugely diverse caseload of patients including those with sports injuries, work/occupational injuries and musculoskeletal injuries and has treated patients with cancer, stroke and those with orthopedic challenges.
Most recently, Shelly worked as a Pediatric Physical Therapist providing rehabilitative and habilitative services to children with chromosomal abnormalities, neurological impairments, torticollis, cerebral palsy and a range of other syndromes and injuries. She also worked part time in multiple Orthopedic clinics treating a variety of diagnoses from spine pain, joint replacements, concussions, sports injury to musculoskeletal injuries.
Helping people function at their best is one of Shelly’s passions.
She is also a strong believer in Clinical Pilates as an effective rehabilitation and fitness tool and will be helping clients with their individual programs in Pondera’s Rehabilitation & Performance Studio.
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After returning to Australia from a ten year professional dance career, Stephen trained as an Exercise Physiologist working alongside Physiotherapists.
Stephen has a particular passion for biomechanics and functional anatomy, with his primary focus on helping clients get the most out of their bodies.
He has over ten year’s industry experience that has seen him work with all age groups and all levels of physical fitness from 80 year-olds learning to walk again, to elite athletes in a multitude of sports.
Stephen works in group situations or conducts 1-on-1 sessions to create individualised programs, and also assists clients with the design and implementation of at-home programs.» View details