Maia has over 20 years’ experience as a physiotherapist graduating from La Trobe University. Private practice has been her main focus after a few years experience in rehabilitation. Maia’s passion for helping people improve their quality of life has led her to complete courses such as Mc Kenzie, Mulligan, Dean Watson (headache), dry needling and Diane Lee (Integrated Systems Model). ISM is looking at the person as a whole rather than the “injured or painful” area. It involves getting the whole story from the client to fully understand how past injuries/surgeries can influence how the body is today. From there a comprehensive movement assessment is done to identify the cause(s) of the current issue. This allows Maia to collaborate with her patients and provide a combination of exercises and manual therapy to achieve patient goals.
Whether it is to improve function/pain or sports performance. Maia’s other passion is Pilates. Having completed DMA clinical Pilates series and Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation. It is a comprehensive Pilates course involving certification exams and is recognised world wide. The extensive course spans over 350 hours of practice and teaching. This ensures the highest level of understanding intelligent movement and the ability to get the most out of your body.
Maia is also a mentor for Polestar Pilates. Maia is excited to bring her vast knowledge of Pilates to First Choice Health and offer more Pilates classes with varied equipment for a full Pilates studio experience.
Outside of work, Maia is running around after her three children who are involved in high level basketball and football. In her spare time, she loves reading, Pilates and talking and eating.
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