Charissa’s first encounter with physiotherapy and Pilates was in 1997, as a young, injured dancer. Pilates became an integral part of her injury rehabilitation and dance conditioning throughout her pre-professional dance career, and led her to develop a real passion for body wellness. Completing her Pilates teacher training (Australian Pilates Method Association) in 2007 and Physiotherapy degree (LaTrobe University) in 2009, she has since spent much time working in the areas of elite gymnastics and high level dance medicine. Utilising both finely tuned physiotherapy management techniques and Pilates instruction to achieve great things with her clients.
Charissa has special interests in biomechanical analysis and movement retraining, dance-specific injury management and prevention, and mentoring junior physiotherapists and Pilates practitioners. She prides herself on her attention to detail, her ability to truly understand what motivates her clients, and her unique skill to intertwine evidence-based clinical medicine with a holistic and grounded approach to complete wellbeing.