With training in dry needling, Functional Movement Screening and Pilates with a Certificate III in Fitness, Ana is a skilled physiotherapist with a thirst for continuous learning. Receiving her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Santa Catarina State University (Brazil) in 2013, she has over a decade’s experience working in Brazil and Australia and has honed her skills in private practice, aged care and assisting a junior swim team in her home city.
A former champion swimmer (South American champion in 2005 and at the Brazilian national trials for the 2008 Olympic Games) Ana is incredibly focused and strives for excellence. Due to her background, she has a keen interest in sports-related musculoskeletal injuries as well as women's health and chronic pain.
As a student for over 20 years and a qualified teacher for 10, Ana is passionate about the role of Pilates in rehabilitation and performance enhancement. As well as teaching Pilates for fitness, she’s experienced in working with pre and postnatal clients and treating specific injuries with Clinical Pilates.
Skilled in active rehabilitation and manual therapy techniques, Ana has vast experience using different pain management strategies and is trained in exercise screening. She is also GLA:D® certified which allows her to help clients with hip and knee osteoarthritis manage and improve their condition.
Ana speaks Portuguese & Spanish.
THE PIECE OF ADVICE I WISH CLIENTS LISTENED TO…
Listen to your body and trust yourself. Healing is a journey on which I am here to help you, but you also need to collaborate in the process.
I UNPLUG, UNWIND AND RECHARGE BY…
Being close to nature, especially close to water. My favourite place is the beach. I find myself mesmerised by the sound of the waves.
Child’s pose. Practical, easy and with a great list of benefits. You’ll often see me doing this stretch throughout my day!