About

Lyz Evans

Provider Number: 4147084A

Womens Health, Musculoskeletal and Pilates Physiotherapist
B.APP.SCI: PHYSIOTHERAPY
POST GRADUATE CERT. WOMENS HEALTH & CONTINENCE

Lyz Evans founder of Women In Focus has a unique combination of skills to treat women with complex conditions of the musculoskeletal system and pelvic floor.

Lyz graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2004 and has since undertaken specialised post-graduate studies through Curtin University in Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapy. She has worked at The Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick since 2009, and prior to this in several maternity hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Lyz has undergone extensive training in the specific treatment of pelvic, hip, spinal and rib conditions over the last several years whilst working at one of Sydney’s leading and most respected clinics in this field. She has also lectured on seminars for GPs and Physiotherapists on the pelvic floor and instructed on several courses for treatment of back, pelvic, rib and neck pain.

When Lyz isn’t being a Physio, she loves taking her adorable puppy to the park, dining out in Sydney’s great restaurants, and keeping fit by attending cross training and pilates classes.

 

Melissa Chapman

Provider Number: 2497415Y

Women’s Health Physiotherapist & Pilates Practitioner
B.APP.SCI: PHYSIOTHERAPY

Melissa graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2002 and upon having her first child shortly after became interested in the complexities of treating women during their child bearing years.

13 years on and with another 2 children she has worked for over 10 years at RPA Women and Babies as a women’s health physiotherapist and childbirth educator and another 2 years at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick. With a senior role at each hospital she has been able to gain valuable experience treating women with complex pelvic floor dysfunctions as well as musculoskeletal complaints associated with pregnancy and the postnatal period.

With a special interest in exercise for women, Melissa has training in pilates mat work and has enjoyed the rewarding experience of over 10 years of teaching prenatal, postnatal and seniors pilates groups.

When she isn’t working she enjoys running and swimming and keeping up with 3 active children.

 

Karen Crudden

Provider Number: 4389044X

Women’s Health Physiotherapist & Pilates Practitioner
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Karen Graduated from the University of Ulster, Ireland with first class Honours in Physiotherapy in 2009. She has since worked in private clinics in both New Zealand and Sydney, were she has built a strong knowledge and expertise as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

In the last few years Karen realised her passion for Women’s Health, and has since undertaken further training in the areas of of pelvic floor, continence, pregnancy and postnatal care. It has been through her musculoskeletal work, that she realised that many of the woman she managed with pelvis and low back issues, also had underlying pelvic floor problems so was determined to learn more to be able to provide better treatment outcomes for her clients. Karen has also completed her full APPI Mat Pilates certification, which she will often draw on in her treatment sessions, not to mention as her in fun and functional pilates classes.

Karen is a dedicated Physiotherapist who is committed to continuing her professional development to provide her clients with effective and evidence-based treatment strategies. Karen finds treating the female population incredibly rewarding, and feels strongly about the role that Physiotherapy can play in improving a woman’s quality of life, pregnancy and labour experiences, and postpartum recovery.

Karen is very happy to call Australia ‘ home’ and when she isn’t being a Physio, enjoys spending time with friends, her Australian family and exploring beyond the beautiful Sydney.

You will find Karen in the clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Peta Gosbee

Provider Number: 2665217F

Musculoskeletal and Visceral Therapist
MPhty, BAppSc (Ex&Sp.Sc)
Postgraduate Certificate Sports Physiotherapy

Peta has 13 years experience as a physio, with special interest in the pelvis, hip, thoracic and rib injuries. She has worked extensively treating both pre and post natal women to address these issues. With a background in exercise and sports science she also has a special interest in the education and development of exercise programs for women in pregnancy or postnatal women keen to return to exercise safely.

Peta has completed her postgraduate certificate in sports physiotherapy and is currently completing her Masters in sports Physiotherapy. She is currently the physio for the NSW trampolining Elite squad and is involved with NSW Gymnastics. She has also worked with rowing, running and soccer players. She has a strong interest in the development of lumbopelvic stability and addressing pelvic floor issues in athletes. She has extensive training in the use of Real Time Ultrasound to assist in appropriate feedback.

Most recently Peta has completed extensive training in Visceral manipulation. This involves gentle manual techniques that encourage the normal tone and motion of the viscera (internal organs) and their surrounding connective tissues. She uses these techniques to address abnormal forces from the viscera that may be affecting the optimal functioning of the body, its movement and posture.

 

Sarah May

Provider Number: 4738384B

Women’s Health Physiotherapist & Polestar Clinical Pilates Practioner
B.PHYSIOTHERAPY CPP

Sarah graduated as a physiotherapist from Otago university in New Zealand in 2006 and since then has worked in a variety of areas, giving her a extensive understanding of health and the body as a whole. Sarah is an and energetic Physiotherapist with a passion for clinical pilates, Musculoskeletal conditions and pelvic floor care

Sarah discovered Pilates after moving to Sydney in 2013 when rehabilitating her own body, and this sparked a love for what Pilates can add to physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation. Since then, Sarah has undertaken extensive Pilates training and has received a Professional Diploma of Rehabilitation Pilates through Polestar Pilates, a leader of education in the Pilates world. Sarah teaches both equipment and mat Pilates classes, and enjoys using this to help people return to the activities they love doing.

Sarah is passionate about looking at the body as a whole, and finding the underlying cause for pain or movement dysfunctions, rather than just treating the symptoms. After spending several years specialising in rehabilitating people post orthopaedic surgery, Sarah understands the importance of identifying and treating issues early, before they become a more chronic health issue. Sarah has a particular interest in treating issues relating to women, especially the underlying link between the pelvic floor and other musculoskeletal issues.

When not at work Sarah will be found outside as much as possible. She enjoys sailing, pretending she can surf and challenging herself with Pilates classes.

 

Clare Dingle

Provider Number: 2415014W

Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal & Pilates Physiotherapist
BSC (HONS) PHYSIOTHERAPY

Clare is an experienced physiotherapist with a specific interest and expertise in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and spinal and postural health. Clare feels passionate about supporting the well-being and fitness of women of all ages, from pregnancy to menopause and beyond… She provides thorough effective treatment for pregnancy related issues and post-natal care, pelvic floor problems, continence issues, post-surgical recovery and pelvic pain.

She enjoys treating neck pain and headaches, pelvis and back problems and she can help you improve your posture through muscle retraining and individual strengthening exercises. In addition to Pelvic Floor rehabilitation, her post-graduate courses include Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture and Cranio-Sacral Therapy and she uses these techniques to give a holistic approach to your physiotherapy treatment.

Clare graduated from the University of East Anglia (UK) in 1995. She has worked in a variety of hospitals, sports injury clinics and private practice roles, including a specialist Sydney posture and spinal musculoskeletal clinic.

When not being a Physio, Clare is busy being a mum to her two children, walking her dog and keeping fit in the gym, on the tennis court or down at Coogee beach.

 

Katherine Smith

Provider Number: 4978756W

Exercise Physiologist & Pilates Practitioner
B EX PHYS, AES, AEP

Katherine’s career in the fitness industry began after years of battling chronic illness and finally finding relief through exercise based rehabilitation. Her strive to overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome led her to completing training as a Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor to help others overcome obstacles in their own lives and become the best version of themselves. Driven to learn more about rehabilitation she went on to complete a degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales.

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Katherine combines her technical knowledge and practical experience to provide her clients with the best opportunity to achieve their goals. Katherine enjoys challenging her clients, teaching precise movement and technique to help the body recover from injury or improve functionality. She has extensive experience in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Pre/Post Natal Training.

Katherine has a strong passion for fitness and Pilates, and loves teaching. She is dedicated to completing ongoing training and always strives to provide her clients with the most up to date research in nutrition and training techniques.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (BExPhys)
• Certified Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation
• Certified Practitioner of Studio and Mat Pilates
• Certified Pre/Post Natal Instructor
• Certified Yoga Instructor
• Certificate III in Fitness

 

Jaimi Iredale

Pilates Practitioner
B PSYCH (HONS), B PHYSIOTHERAPY (STUDENT)

After graduating from her first degree in Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 2012, Jaimi worked in medical research where she developed a keen interest in the mind-body connection and a holistic approach to healthcare. Many years playing representative netball and an injury while training for a marathon catalysed her career in human movement and she began her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015. She is currently in the third year of her degree.

Jaimi began doing Pilates as part of her own rehabilitation and fell in love with the holistic benefits of strengthening and conditioning the whole body, as well as the ways in which Pilates can be adapted to improve movement for those of all ages and physical histories. She completed her Pilates instructor training with Studio Pilates International in 2015 and began working as an instructor in several studios and physiotherapy clinics around Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Since working with several pre-natal and post-natal clients, she also undertook and completed her Pilates for pregnancy course.

Jaimi has a passion for all aspects of health and when not studying or teaching Pilates, you can find her enjoying the company of her partner and family, and at the beach stand up paddle boarding.

 

As many of our patients are mums we are child and baby friendly.

 

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