Tamara is the principal physiotherapist at Soulitude Health. She completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle and is a member of the APA. Previous to the studies at Newcastle she studied dance full time at the Queensland University of Technology. On completion of her studies, she spent five years working in Grafton and Yamba in private practice. Here she undertook a graduate training program to further develop her skills in private practice.
Additional training includes:
- Pilates training through the Qld Institute of Pilates
- Hydrotherapy certificate
- Acupuncture & Dry Needling
- Level 1 Sports
- Taping: sports and dynamic
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Gaitscan training
- Bio-mechanical and running assessments
- Women’s health physiotherapy
- Clinical Pilates – trained with DMA Australia Pilates and Qld Institute of Pilates, Pilates International Training Centre, Polestar Pilates;
- APA Level 1 Sports Course
- Exercise throughout pregnancy and beyond including muscle energy techniques for the pelvis
Tamara has extensive experience with musculoskeletal sporting injuries having worked with a range of athletes across all sports. Her special interest is in dance and Pilates. She combines her extensive dance knowledge and history, with training through dance physiotherapist, Lisa Howell, to conduct pre-pointe assessments for local dance schools. Her dance background ties in well with Pilates. Tamara has been involved with Pilates for over ten years and teaching for three years. Her combination of physio, Pilates, and dance makes her body awareness and eye for detail paramount in classes.
Tamara has competed at state level in swimming and north coast level in running and netball. She is a keen runner, having completed the Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour half marathon’s in 2011. If you need help and guidance with running technique and programs Tamara can assist you to achieve your running goals sooner.
Tamara is the mother to 2 young girls. Since the birth of her first daughter in 2014, she has been running exercise classes for mums and bubs in Macksville. She has also been attending additional courses in women’s health physiotherapy so she can assist with musculoskeletal conditions during and post pregnancy, prolapse, incontinence, physio post gynecological surgery and retraining of the pelvic floor muscles.
If you would like to book an appointment with Tamara please click here.