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.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.
Away from work, Ilana enjoys spending time with family, and being outdoors. She tries to stay focused by practicing Yoga and taking life one Pilates breath at a time!
Joi moved to Melbourne from Japan in 2016 to study physiology and anatomy at the University of Melbourne. He began his Masters of Physiotherapy in 2020, continuing his tertiary studies at the University of Sydney. During this time, he had the experience to work in both private practice and hospitals in NSW, having to treat patients across a wide variety of conditions.
Ralph started his career as a physio by studying at Monash University right here in Melbourne. He graduated in 2021 with honours.
Ralph loves working with different people from all walks of life. Ralph has had experience working with acute orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory and neurological patients as well. Ralph loves working with complex patients and has had experience working with TAC patients.
Ralph is very interested in working with you and is highly passionate about not only helping you solve your physical problems of today but to help prevent the ones of tomorrow. Ralph is very focused on looking at each patient as holistically as possible to help them improve in all aspects of their life.
Ralph enjoys doing lots of high level and varied activities including golf, Maui Thai and cooking.
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