B.App.Sc (physio) Mphysio (sports) APAM
Consultant Physiotherapist, APA Sports Physiotherapist Clinical Pilates Founder / DMA Director.
Craig started his career as a professional dancer with the Australian Ballet, where he developed what was to become a lifelong interest in Pilates.
After graduating from physiotherapy in 1987 and receiving special project grants from the Australia Council, Craig undertook further training in the USA and UK returning to establish the first Pilates clinic in Australia within a major sports medicine clinic, Prahran Sports Medicine in Melbourne. He developed a leading reputation with major stage and touring shows such as Cameron Mackintosh, Riverdance, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, to name but a few as one of the first to manage performers as high level athletes. He served 9 years on the Board of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science working closely with international performing arts medicine specialists.
He continues to work with Olympic medal winners, Institutes of Sports, English Premier League, Australian and British Defence Forces and has overseen published masters and doctoral research projects in Australian, New Zealand and UK universities.
The effectiveness and popularity of this treatment method led Craig to establish training for other physiotherapists in. He continues to lecture and present extensively worldwide, to date having trained over 10,000 physiotherapists in Clinical Pilates.
Craig enjoys his work as a consultant treating patients, continuing his passion of developing and overseeing research projects into the Clinical Pilates programme.
B.Sc, grad dip sports physio, mcsp, hpc reg
Since qualifying from Brunel University in 1996 Louise’s career has seen her work in a number of different health care settings including the NHS and Private Hospitals in and around London. Louise has extensive experience within rugby and has been a Physiotherapist for many of the London clubs.
In 2003 she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of knee and back injuries. As a fully trained dma clinical pilates™ instructor Louise tours the country teaching other physiotherapists how they can use clinical pilates™ as part of their treatment approach
Sam Leslie (APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist) is based at MyPhysio Evolution, a Sports medicine clinic in Melbourne’s western suburbs. He has worked in elite sport for almost 20 years, working with the Australian Cycling and Athletics teams overseas as well as locally with Athletics Victoria and Victorian Institute of Sport, plus numerous professional cycling teams
BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (PolyU, HK)<br />
Claire graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has worked in public hospitals and private clinics in Hong Kong. She is now the co-founder of a private physiotherapy practice in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Claire is also the courses coordinator of Hong Kong Physiotherapy Academy, which provides physiotherapy education to physiotherapists and physiotherapy students.
Claire’s main areas of interest is chronic musculoskeletal pain management and sports injuries treatment and prevention. She has incorporated DMA Clinical Pilates approach into her physiotherapy practice on a daily basis and enjoyed the wonderful results it brought to her patients.
She has been assisting Craig in DMA Clinical Pilates courses since 2020 in Hong Kong and hopes to continue delivering excellent treatment results to more patients by empowering physiotherapists to utilize the MBCT system.
Dip Phys (Otago), Dip MT, PGD (Rehab), Cred MDT
Sara is the director of Empower Physio & Pilates on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. She is a postgraduate trained manipulative physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience and gained a Post Graduate Diploma (Rehabilitation) in 2012.
She has been a senior presenter for DMA Clinical Pilates since 2006 and is involved in the teaching and training of physiotherapists in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Sara is credentialed in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). She is a certified BradCliff physiotherapist who deals with breathing pattern disorders and hyperventilation syndrome.
B.App.Sc (Physio) MAPA
Ilana graduated with her Physiotherapy degree from Latrobe University in 1992. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, general rehabilitation and private practice, and has provided Physiotherapy for amateur sports clubs and local dance schools.
In addition to traditional Physiotherapy, Ilana is passionate about Clinical Pilates and its role in the “exercise is medicine” philosophy. She has been using Clinical Pilates in practice since 1996, and has enjoyed supporting the DMA Clinical Pilates Education Program as a Course Assistant since 2008.
Ilana’s main areas of interest include musculoskeletal problems relating to biomechanics and posture, chronic back and neck pain, ANS dysfunction and hypermobility, pre and post-natal back pain, and chronic and recurrent sports and performing arts injuries. Ilana is also experienced in dance (pre-pointe) screening assessments.
Therese graduated from Curtin University WA and has worked in private practice and the UK outpatient hospital system as well as ongoing contract work on Cocos Keeling and Christmas Islands.
She has always had an interest in biomechanics and optimal body functional movement which drew her to DMA Clinical Pilates courses in 2001 and the “neutral spine” phase. Her treatments and education have predominantly incorporated Clinical Pilates rehabilitation exercises. Therese has researched and studied many types of Pilates education but keeps returning to DMA for its practicality and common sense thinking. When Craig furthered DMA training into the bias system, Therese participated in the new syllabus in 2015 in Melbourne and has incorporated this treatment into her practice in Eaton WA. Her staff are trained and use this system in their assessments and treatments.
Therese has assisted Craig in his WA course presentations since 2016 and loves empowering physios to the amazing results Clinical Pilates can achieve and enjoys the “wow’ moments physios experience on the courses and positive feedback from their clinical results
B.Phty, cred. mdt, m. apa
Stuart graduated from the University of South Australia in 2003 with Bachelor of Physiotherapy and credentialed in MDT (McKenzie) in 2010. After working in the public system for 2 years Stuart worked as a locum in private practice where he experienced different treatment approaches. He was first exposed to directional bias through the McKenzie method and this progressed into an interest in Clinical Pilates.
Following his first DMA Clinical Pilates course in 2006 Stuart has been utilising the Clinical Pilates method for musculoskeletal problems. In 2013 Stuart began to receive regular referrals for clients diagnosed with dysautonomia. He has previously been a committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Gold Coast Regional Group, is currently a committee member of the McKenzie Institute Australia, has previously been a Clinical Supervisor for students on university sponsored placements and now runs his own clinic on the Gold Coast where he uses his Clinical Pilates knowledge on a daily basis.
B. Phty, B. Sc
Moz has been a practicing physiotherapist in Perth for the past 11 years. He is the owner of a practice in Perth which employs 2 other physios and he treats a wide variety of patients.
Moz started his dma training in 2003, and completed level 4 in 2007. He continues to use the training on a daily basis in his practice. The benefits that he has found with the training is that it has allowed him to confidently treat more complex patients.
Moz has been co-facilitating with dma since 2007