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Amanda Hunt

Amanda graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1992. She has worked in a variety of locations and settings, from country Victoria to the U.K and more recently Sydney and Melbourne and has a wide range of experiences to draw from.

During her years in Sydney, she worked a dual role as a Physiotherapist and as a Rehabilitation Consultant, therefore being required to perform ergonomic assessments, functional assessments and modify workstations as needed. This has provided a solid base for understanding and educating clients when it is apparent that their workstation or work practices are contributing to their condition and how to correct the situation.

She became a Credentialled McKenzie therapist in 1999, assessing and managing spinal complaints and has been consolidating and building on these skills over the past 14 years. Her key area of interest is subsequently spinal complaints, acute as well as the more complex longstanding conditions. With each new and existing client she ensures that the problem is assessed and managed holistically so that the client is able to return to as full and functional a life as possible after their rehabilitation.

Amanda has also been fully trained in the DMA Clinical Pilates method and has been teaching classes and taking individual sessions for the past 10 years. She has found that Clinical Pilates follows on logically and complements the personalised/tailored McKenzie approach of subgrouping spinal complaints and working out directional preferences for the optimal outcomes for the client.

As well as the general peripheral injury management, Amanda also has considerable experience treating pregnancy related and post- partum spinal and peripheral complaints.

When she is not helping patients achieve their health potential, she loves to get outdoors and active with her two adolocent boys whenever she can.

Amanda works full time from Monday- Friday

Affiliations: Amanda is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the McKenzie Institute of Australia.

Katherine Williamson

Katherine graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2007 and has lived and worked in Melbourne since 2010.

Since graduating Katherine has experience in private practice and rehabilitation settings within New Zealand and Australia. This has meant she has been exposed to a broad population, working with the general public and competitive athletes respectively. Katherine was a competitive swimmer for 10 years and comes with a great understanding of return to sports after injury and sports rehabilitation.

Katherine’s passion is to help people achieve their full potential by finding the cause of a problem as well as treating the symptoms in order to return people back to their optimal level of function. She has developed a wide range of specialized skills including training in McKenzie and Mulligan manual therapy techniques which are based on excellent clinical research in the management of spinal and peripheral joint injuries. She has trained in DMA and APPI Clinical Pilates which complements her postgraduate learning of spinal and peripheral injuries. She is also qualified in Dry Needling.

Katherine works part time in the clinic and is available for all injury types and is passionate about returning people to work and play as soon as possible after injury and pain.

Outside of work Katherine enjoys spending time with her two young girls and husband, running, swimming and Pilates

Please Note Katherine will be on maternity from July 2017 and will be back early 2018.

Affiliations: Katherine is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.


Sings has taken over Katherine Williamson's Physiotherapy Consults (Tues-Thurs) and Clinical Pilates classes on a Tuesday and Thursday Evening, whilst Katherine is on maternity leave.

Sings graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2004 with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. She has been working in Melbourne for the past 5 years.

Since graduating Singita has worked in a number of different areas within Physiotherapy, with her main experience being in the Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation areas. Sinigtia owned her own private practice clinic in South Africa for 6 years before moving to Melbourne. During this time she worked closely with Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Physicians and other Allied Health Professionals.

Sinigta has a wealth of knowledge and has post graduate training in Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates with DMA and Pink & Steel Pilates and Mulligan manual therapy. She also treats pre and post natal women.

Singita believes that listening to a client and doing a detailed assessment is critical in their treatment and rehabilitation. 

She enjoys cycling challenges like the Tough Mudder and Spartan and plays tennis twice a week at her local club.

Sinigita works part time and is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and fortnightly Saturday mornings. Sings is available for both Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates appointments.



Ilona has taken over Katherine Williamson's Clinical Pilates Classes on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday whilst she is on Maternity Leave.

Ilona completed her Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University in 2003.

Since then she has worked in a wide variety of physiotherapy settings. Her work experience includes working at a specialist cancer centre, private practice, community health, major teaching hospital, a palliative care hospital, and more recently focusing on rehabilitation and movement through pilates. She has worked with many client groups including musculoskeletal, pre and post natal, start and return to exercise, surgical, oncology, palliative, aged care and others.

Ilona believes that all bodies are designed to move, and that best rehabilitation results are achieved through active movement and tissue release techniques. Through specific assessment and guidance she is able to integrate movement into any body regardless of injury, previous experience, level of body awareness, strength or ability. This in turn enables her clients to be pain free and perform activities of their choice with ease.

Ilona has obtained post graduate rehabilitation skills through various Pilates Courses, Conferences and Mentors from providers including Polestar, Dance Medicine Australia and Australian Pilates Method Association. She has had the opportunity to do some one on one training with the only remaining Pilates elder- Mary Bowen. From a wide range of repertoire and techniques developed over 13 years of clinical experience she is able to select the appropriate treatment, and hence get the results for her clients.

Ilona is ONLY available for Clinical Pilates Assessments and Classes and is not available for Physiotherapy Consults. 

Ilona works part time and is available Monday (am), Wednesday (pm) and Friday (am).

Laura Collier   
Laura graduated from the University of Brighton in England in 2008 and is new to Melbourne.

Since graduating Laura has had extensive experience in working in several areas of physiotherapy from post- operative rehabilitation, clinical pilates and over the past few years has specialised in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

She has gained an array of skills to treat acute aches and pains as well as more persistent conditions from back and neck pain to tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. The aim of Laura's treatments are to ease any acute pain that is stopping an individual from work or the activities they enjoy and work towards prevention of any re-occurrences in the future. 

Laura has post graduate training in Clinical Pilates with APPI and is in the process of becoming a certified APPI Instructor. She also has post grad training in Pre and Post Natal Pelvic Pain, Kinesiology sports taping, Dry Needling and various Manual Therapy techniques.

Laura has been working with the Caulfield Cobras Soccer team who Gardenvale Physio & Pilates sponsor and has had experience with Junior Golf professionals in Australia.

In her spare time Laura enjoys Pilates, Cycling, travelling and is enjoying exploring Melbourne and further Victoria. She is a keen runner and has completed a couple of half marathons and a full marathon, she is currently training for the Melbourne Half Marathon. 

Laura is available for Clinical Pilates assessments and classes on Monday & Friday (pm) and Wednesday (am).

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