Presenters

Craig Phillips

Craig Phillips

B.App.Sc (physio) Mphysio (sports) APAM

After 10 years as a dancer with the Australian Ballet Company, and graduate of the Australian Ballet School Craig undertook his physiotherapy training in Melbourne graduating in 1987. Having used Pilates during his professional dance career he decided to work with the programme more extensively in the USA in the late 1980s, studying with many of the masters and their contemporaries.

Since then he has been the driving force behind the development of the dma clinical pilates™ programme in Australia.

Craig works closely with the entertainment industry treating all manner of performers, dancers, singers, actors, musicians and the like, whilst also consulting to both local and major overseas touring companies. He is a former board member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and continues to be heavily involved in the sports medicine world, consulting with many teams to incorporate dma clinical pilates™ concepts into training programmes for elite athletes

Louise Huntley

Louise Huntley

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

Sara Dore

Sara Dore

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.

Leon Stephens

Leon Stephens

B.Sc (physio) hons

Leon graduated from University of Brighton 1996. After spending time working in the NHS and for the military, Leon branched out into private practice in order to pursue a special interest in dance related injuries. He is now a partner in a busy private practice, as well as being the founding member of the physiotherapy team at one of the UK’s leading performing arts colleges. Leon became involved with the dma clinical pilates™ method in the late 1990’s and now teaches the Matwork courses nationwide

Nicola Stephens

Nicola Stephens

msc, mcsp, mmacp

Nicola graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy and gained her Masters in advanced clinical practice degree in 2011. Having worked initially for the NHS in Leeds, West Yorkshire, specialising in musculoskeletal and rheumatology physiotherapy, Nicola then formed Performers Physiotherapy in 2003 which is now responsible for the physiotherapy provision for three UK performing-arts colleges.

Nicola is passionate about the health and well-being of dancers and has developed her role as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Dance Medicine. Nicola regularly lectures on the international performing arts circuit on dancer/musical theatre performer health. However, she has also maintained her long held interests in Rheumatology and chronic pain. Nicola has been involved with clinical pilates™ since 2003 and now teaches matwork courses in the UK

Assistants

Luciano Melo

Luciano Melo

b.app.sc (physio) mphysio

Luciano graduated in 1999 in Brazil. He has extensive experience in the clinical pilates™ field and has worked in Brazil and New York at various clinics. Luciano completed a Masters in Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal in 2006 at University of Queensland. He is passionate about his work and stands out as a character when educating at our courses. As a research assistant at University of Queensland since 2009 he has majored in Physio, Speech Pathology and Human Movement and worked at Queensland health and Brisbane Private Hospital

Moz Quinn

Moz Quinn

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

Stuart Stevenson

Stuart Stevenson

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. During his undergraduate years Stuart competed in athletics; often lifting heavy weights. He often wonders how much faster he would have been had he known about directional bias training back then. After graduating Stuart lived and worked in Launceston before moving to the Gold Coast. 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 believes that this is a growth area where directional bias will be found to have wide ranging benefits. 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.”

UC Physio

Sam Leslie

Sam Leslie

Sports Physio

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

Ilana Raitman

Ilana Raitman

B. App. Sc (Physio)

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.

In addition to traditional Physiotherapy, Ilana is passionate about Clinical Pilates and its role in the "exercise is medicine" philosophy. She has been using the approach since 1996. Ilana’s main areas of interest include musculoskeletal problems relating to biomechanics and posture, chronic back and neck pain, ANS dysfunction, 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.

Ilana has enjoyed supporting the DMA Clinical Pilates Education Program as a Course Assistant since 2008.
Away from work, Ilana enjoys camping and the Great Australian Outdoors. She keeps busy chasing after 3 active kids, and tries to stay focussed by practicing yoga, and taking life one Pilates breath at a time!