Introducing our Management Team
Mal ShivnanManaging Director
Scott IllingworthClinical Operations
Deeanna PiermariniBusiness Development
Fiona (Flo’) GutschlagHigh Performance Centre
Alice TaylorPyes Pa
Fiona (Flo’) Gutschlag
Being a Pilates instructor came easily to Laura as she had already spent several years as a Physio teaching exercises to clients. Laura began teaching Pilates in Sydney where she completed DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) Pilates Course Level 1 and 2 and also APPI (Australian Pilates and Physio Institute) Equipment Pilates Level 1,2,3 and 4 and went on to receive her Certification with APPI. She teaches all levels of Pilates but particularly enjoys teaching her Pilates class for Runners which she uses to help retrain running technique and also prevent running injuries. Laura can not recommend Pilates highly enough and if everyone did it believes Physio’s would have a lot less work to do.
A Physiotherapist trained at the University of Otago Leanne incorporated Pilates into her work on moving to Australia in 2012. Living in Melbourne for 3 years she completed her DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) pilates courses level 1 and 2. Pilates was a large part of her workload and a great skill set to complement her Physiotherapy practice. Leanne went on to do additional courses in Pilates for the shoulder and Pilates for Golfers. She has recently taken up golf herself and can see the value that both the flexibility and strengthening component of Pilates can have on one’s golf game! Leanne also runs a Pilates class for the MS (Multiple sclerosis) society and has completed PINC training to provide woman rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment.. Leanne loves doing pilates herself and seeing the enjoyment and benefit that others gain from this form of exercise.
Clinical Support Team
Carmen GoodwinOccupational Health & Social Rehabilitation
Jacob McLeanPain Management
Nick TaylorHand Therapy
Tahlia grew up on stage as a dancer and theatre actress, and as part of her training she regularly practiced Pilates at studios in Auckland. Her passion for movement and anatomy grew into a career when she became a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor during her time travelling overseas. She trained in Canada working in various studios until she landed her dream position in a STOTT Licensed Training Centre in Dubai. There she spent 18 months being mentored, examined and training alongside some of the world’s top Pilates Instructor Trainers.
Tahlia has completed numerous training modules in Injuries and Special Populations and is qualified as a TOTAL BARRE Instructor. She has recently become NZ’s first certified Myofascial Movement Instructor, through Merrithew Health & Fitness. Future 2018 studies have her accepted into the next intake of Physiotherapists to become certified as a PINC practitioner, where she can further her passion for cancer rehabilitation & wellness, through movement.