Bachelor of Physiotherapy
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation,
Victoria University, Melbourne
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement),
University of Ballarat, Ballarat
Athletic and Occupational Experience:
Rebecca has a keen and continued involvement in sport, exercise and rehabilitation, with particular interest in core stability training and pilates. Rebecca trained as as an athlete under the Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Victorian Institute of Sport, and later developed weekend seminars and lectured in the instruction of specialized exercise prescription and Fitness Leadership Courses at Holmesglen TAFE.
Rebecca competed as a Track Cyclist for 7 years and 5 years in Figure Sculpting. Winning her first competition at the Overall State Titles INBA, third in the INBA International Natural Olympia in and winning the ANB Asia Pacific.
Since graduating from Applied Science Human Movement, Rebecca’s roles in the fitness industry have included Gymnasium Instructor, Gym Manager, Trainer, and Co-author of an on line personal training program and application.
A physiotherapist passionate about Pilates, and registered as a Level 3 Clinical Pilates Instructor, Rebecca has provided physiotherapy sports coverage, pre-season screening, and injury management for numerous sporting groups and teams, from the Western Jets-TAC Cup, Masters Swimming, Hockey, Triathlon, Marathon, Soccer, Cricket, Motor Cross and Rowing. Rebecca relishes the challenge of technique analysis and understanding each sport and managing the entire fitness and rehabilitation requirements of the individual.
Her physiotherapy techniques rely predominantly on manual therapy and exercise prescription. Rebecca’s a varied back ground provides her with unique skills in exercise prescription, utilizing strength, flexibility and Pilates principles to analyse occupational and sports related injuries.
Rebecca also develops training programs to enhance quality of life, stress relief, and promote healthy aging. These programs are structured around injury minimization, addressing each individual’s health requirements including recent surgeries, hospitalizations, illness and overall wellness. Appropriate progression are structured to reach set goals and keep motivation high.
Function and Form began on the Lower North Shore in 2007 whilst working full time as a Physiotherapist (although also a qualified Exercise Physiologist). Amongst her physiotherapy patients there was a growing demand to administer a more functional top end rehabilitation following injury or surgery. Thus began Function and Form Physiotherapy and Exercise North Sydney, a boutique personal training studio for intimate one on one or two on one training sessions, combined with physiotherapy.
Sports Physiotherapy for elite athletes in many sports as well as the weekend exerciser, City to Surf Runners, Masters Swimming, Soccer, Tennis and Rowing to name but a few.
Including Sport Specific Injury Management, Preseason Injury Screening, Rehabilitation and Core Strength training programs.
From children with fractures, adolescents with Postural issues, Workplace Ergonomics, Occupational injuries, and Wellness Programs for the elderly.
Nutritional programs to enhance wellness, athletic performance and for weight loss.
General fitness and Weight Loss Training Sessions to promote muscle tone, strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and agility.
Pilates both mat and reformer for all ages and abilities.
Function and Form was born from the thought that not only should we be driven to look good, but to have optimal function too.
- Ankle/Foot: sprains, fractures, muscle tears
- Knee: ligament ruptures- ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, strains, patellofemoral pain, fractures, post knee reconstruction, arthroscope or replacement
- Hip: arthritis, bursitis, post joint replacement, arthroscope
- Lumbar Spine– instabilities, disc injury, facet joint disorders, spondylolithesis
- Thoracic spine/ rib
- Shoulder: impingement, bursitis, joint injury, arthritis, instability, post reconstruction
- Elbow: dislocation, fracture, stiffness
- Wrist: instabilities, fractures
- Neck/ Head Ache: weakness, disc prolapse, post surgery, chronic migraine/ headache