I am the Owner and Director of Perfect Form Physiotherapy and The Ballet Blog, two businesses aimed at educating, healing and empowering dancers through two different channels. PFP aims to provide the highest quality of healthcare to dancers, in a nurturing environment, while The Ballet Blog provides an online knowledge base and resources that help dancers heal themselves.
I discovered a love of dance, and of helping others heal, at a very early age and started massaging my family at just 8 years old. Although I never became a professional ballerina, my future was set when I discovered Physiotherapy for dancers.
In the past decade, I have built a worldwide following and a large collection of books, DVDs and websites, along with two physio clinics in Sydney, Australia, all based on education to prevent injury and maximising performance rather than waiting for injury to occur. My strong history in classical dance has made me internationally respected among young and professional dancers, their parents and dance teachers.
I am committed to using my knowledge and experience to bring attention to the changes that the dance industry needs to make by developing programs to educate and inspire young dancers. At the 2007 IADMS conference, my pre-pointe assessment was joint-winner of the award for making “The Greatest Contribution to Dance Medicine.” Resources such as The Perfect Pointe Book, Front Splits Fast and the Will I Ever Dance Again? programs combine my practices into inspiring educational resources to create change on both individual and industry levels.