Physiotherapists

Jenny

Jennifer Birckel
Director of Agility

Jenny has been a physiotherapist for over 25 years. She is an APA sports physiotherapist and has worked with Pilates since the early 1990s introducing this type of strengthening to the dance schools that she works with. She now trains other Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Fitness Instructors in the Pilates Method through The Pilates Institute of Queensland.

Jenny has worked with a wide range of sports- rugby, soccer, netball, gymnastics, cricket, track and field. Jenny also has a special interest in Worksite injury, treatment and prevention. You might also find Jenny outrigging on the Brisbane River early one morning!


 

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Belinda Breust B.Phty
Physiotherapist

Belinda studied Physiotherapy at Griffith University and has since gone on to specialise in Clinical Pilates. Belinda obtained postgraduate qualifications as a credentialed McKenzie Therapist and has over 10 years experience in private practice. Perhaps due to her dance background, she has developed a real passion for Pilates and Dance Physiotherapy.

She was part owner of a success Clinical Pilates clinic in Melbourne before moving to Brisbane in 2014. Belinda continues to develop her knowledge and expertise in the areas of Clinical Pilates, spinal management, pelvic girdle pain and pre/post natal physiotherapy management.


 

Amelia

Amelia Fox BPhty MMusculoskeletalSportPhty
Physiotherapist

Amelia graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from University of Queensland in 2002. Since then she has practiced in hospitals and private practices in both Australia and the UK. Amelia has undertaken her Pilates training at the Pilates Institute of Queensland and continues to incorporate Pilates method in her practice.

Amelia has completed her postgraduate qualifications by recently graduating from her Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and is both a titled APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.


 

Bec

Rebecca Fechner (nee Thurecht) B.Phty

Physiotherapist

After spending many childhood and early adult years training as a dancer, Rebecca developed a keen interest in health and movement studies, hence her choice of a career as a physiotherapist. She studied at the University of Queensland where she was strongly influenced by the leading researchers in the world for core stabilisation training.Considering this influence and her history in dance, Rebecca decided to steer her career in the direction of rehabilitation and performance enhancement through core stability training, that is, Pilates.

Rebecca has worked in numerous hospitals and private practices with a specialty in Pilates rehabilitation, in both the UK and Australia. Her passion is helping clients to achieve optimal physical function, whether it be elite athletes or clients with neurological dysfunction. Having recently had 3 children and expecting a third, she also has a keen interest in pre and post natal treatment and exercise as well as paediatric physiotherapy management of gross motor delay.

In 2008, Rebecca also joined the team at The Pilates Institute of Queensland where she very much enjoys sharing her passion for Pilates with others as a course educator.


 

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Dan Von Hollen
Physiotherapist

Dan graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland in 2015. Trained in Clinical Pilates from the Pilates Institute of Queensland, Dan has integrated Pilates into his practice for rehabilitation from many musculoskeletal conditions, both acute and chronic. This has further helped him with his passion to restoring pain-free movement whether at work or play.


 

   

Gabrielle

Gabrielle Nemeth-Taylor
Physiotherapist

Gabrielle has graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies. She is interested in clinical pilates & has particular empathy for those who are hypermobile. Growing up in Sydney on the Northern Beaches Gabrielle was often in and around the water doing swimming, springboard diving and SCUBA diving. She also has a background in gymnastics and horse riding. Gabrielle is excited to be a part of the Agility team!


 

  

Dan Kooymans

Dan Kooymans
Physiotherapist

Dan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2016. He has a background in sports and exercise from when he was young and a passion for the rehabilitation of clients at any stage in their recovery. He is an avid snowboarder, frequenting Japan and Canada during the winter. Dan has completed his Pilates training with the Pilates institute of Queensland and meticulously creates tailored programs allowing clients to achieve their goals. Dan works between the Bulimba and Albion clinic and is available for physiotherapy consultation, Pilates & Dance assessments and runs some of our Bulimba classes.

   

  

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