Our Physiocise Team have outstanding academic ability, finely honed diagnostic skills, excellent teaching ability and a strong commitment to empowering clients to improve their health and wellbeing.
Led by the inimitable Melissa Partington their training continues every day of every week as they participate in seminars, prac meetings, workshops and one on one meetings, all aimed at cultivating a team that is at the cutting edge of professional evidence based practice.
An indication of the value Physiocise places on our team is that we have minimal staff turnover. Many of our staff have been with us between 10 and 20 years and thrive in an environment that supports and values their roles not only as physiotherapists but as mothers, wives and community members.
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Sports Title Physiotherapist
MHSc (sports physio)
Sports Title Holder BAppSc(Phty) APAM
Anna-Louise Bouvier created Physiocise in 1995, starting with one class a week at the Cammeray Golf Course. Physiocise evolved from a vision for a medically supervised, evidence-based program for chronic back pain.
Anna-Louise sold the practice to Melissa in 2010 but remains heavily involved in the behind the scenes development of educational materials including videos, books and online presence and tools. She created the corporate Happy Body At Work wellbeing program, which is an innovative joint venture with the ABC. In 2018 She became an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University.
A combination of creative strategy, media and speaking commitments take up much of her working life. Physiocise remains Anna-Louise's passion, and she devotes a great deal of time and energy to the evolution of the program.
Melissa Partington has been with the practice since it's inception in 1995 and has a vast experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of long term postural dysfunction and pain pathologies. In 2010 she became Director of Physiocise Sydney and has overseen the growth and development of the two practices with great success. She is a brilliant organiser, motivator and leader and has the strongest commitment to maintaining the exceptional standards of our service delivery both internally and externally.
She is always keen to hear any feedback about the physiocise program as we are constantly assessing our service and delivery. To contact Melissa click here.
Part of the secret to Physiocise has been the infrastructure which supports it. A great deal of planning goes into making the smooth transition from class to class, term to term, appointment to appointment.
From changing classes or making appointments to booking and paying and enquiring about our products our wonderful client care and support team are always there to help make your experience with us as smooth as possible.
As well as being a gifted masseuse Sandy Templeton is a qualified occupational therapist having worked in the occupational health arena for many years before returning to her first love, massage. She is invaluable to the practice in that she provides a link for clients who need some specific releasing and muscle relaxation within a safe and professional environment.
She has worked with Anna-Louise for over 25 years and is constantly updating and doing courses in myofascial releasing and therapeutic massage.
She is an integral part of the Physiocise team filling an important role in the holistic treatment of our clients. To book a massage with Sandy you can contact her directly on 0438 587 962.
Catherine completed her B.A. Dip.ED at UNSW 1984 and taught high school English, History and PDHPE for many years prior to discovering her passion for yoga. She commenced intensive Yoga studies in 1992 and studied with the renowned guru Shri K.Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore India. Since then she has attended countless Workshops and Courses led by both Australian and International yoga Teachers.
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The smooth financial running of our organisation is ensured by Karen Toker. As an accountant, a lawyer and a small business expert she brings a wealth of experience to the practice. We at Physiocise feel very strongly about delivering the highest quality professional service to our clients and part of the strength of this is the intrinsic stability of the practice both inside and out.
Karen first met Anna-Louise 20 years ago when they had their first children at mothers group. She has three beautiful boys.
As the practice grows we intermittently open up training positions for new staff with the long term view of joining the team as one of our teachers.
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