Physiotherapist – Clinical Pilates & Yoga Instructor
I have over 15 years experience and an established skill base in Clinical Pilates and Yoga practices. I started my career in hospital, military and overseas aid physiotherapy, and have since focused my development in movement-based and mind-body approaches in private practice Physiotherapy.
I enjoy working with a broad client base in these areas including rehabilitation, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic pain, pre/post pregnancy, pelvic floor pain as well as sports people.
I studied lumbo-pelvic dysfunction and Clinical Pilates (BET) in the early 2000’s, then became interested in the principles and benefits of yoga during my 9 years in Hong Kong.
I became a qualified yoga instructor there in 2008. Applying yoga knowledge and skills to my existing practice has been a thrill to witness the positive changes in both physical function and quality of life in my clients.
In 2011, advances in research, directed my study to DMA Clinical Pilates in Melbourne. Implementing these techniques, I saw rapid and measurable results. I’ve completed all 4 levels of DMA Clinical Pilates since relocating to Perth in 2012 and it forms the core of my pilates practice.
I enjoy focusing on this approach to Clinical Pilates in a progressive environment with like-minded practitioners at Wisdom Physiotherapy Nedlands.
I also work with the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation (WA), and provide a unique Yoga for Arthritis program; an evidence-based program developed at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Currently I’m the only instructor in Australia who teaches this course. In 2016 I started working with Yoga for Pain Care Australia, conducting an arthritis education module for yoga instructors.
I graduated from the University of Sydney with a B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy) in 1997.
My areas of special clinical interest include:
- Arthritis & Osteoporosis
- Chronic Pain
- Pre/post pregnancy
- Pelvic floor pain
- Yoga – private sessions
- Clinical Pilates – private and small groups
- Balance / falls prevention
To make an appointment with Jane Leslie call (08) 6389 2947 or click here to make an online booking.
Blogs by Jane…
- Clinical Pilates for Arthritis
- Promising advances in yoga research for Arthritis sufferers
- Arthritis: There’s Lots You Can Do About It