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Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson

Lisa is the Founder of Core Pilates Brisbane, and one of Queensland’s leading Pilates instructors.

A Principal Trainer under the Pilates Alliance Australasia and a Faculty Member for PilatesITC, Lisa has established Core Pilates Brisbane as an educational centre for Pilates students in Queensland. She is also a Licensed Buff Bones® Instructor, the Buff Bones® Faculty Teacher for Australia and trained to teach with the Oov. In 2015, Lisa was the Brisbane Pilates Trainer for Cirque Du Soleil “Totem” and again in 2016 for “Kooza”. Lisa is currently a committee member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia, working towards building a strong and recognised profession of Pilates Professionals. In 2019, she will bring her expertise to Physiotec.

Lisa has a vibrant personality and infectious passion for Pilates and movement that resonates in all that she does. Her teaching philosophy is client-centric, emphasising correct movement patterning, posture awareness, and general well-being. She is dedicated to seeing growth and change for her clients and believes in nurturing a “stronger connection to yourself”; a concept found in the beauty of Joseph Pilates’ work.

Lisa began her Pilates journey in 2001 whilst living in Los Angeles. In 2003, Lisa trained at the Physical Mind Institute in Los Angeles and New York. Returning to Australia in 2006, her passion for learning and a desire to further explore Joseph Pilates’ work led her to Sally Anderson, the Founder and Director of Pilates International (PilatesITC). She has since completed her Diploma and Advanced Diploma through PilatesITC and continues to study both nationally and internationally with distinguished Pilates and movement teachers.

Lisa has an ongoing curiosity towards the body and is a strong believer in continued education and personal growth. She is committed to sharing the many benefits of Pilates with her clients, and student-teachers looking to make a genuine difference to the lives of others.

Annie Tey

Annie Tey

Annie Tey

Annie has always wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to help people make a difference in their lives. Her goal is to help pain sufferers to break their viscous pain cycle and not let it interfere with their lives. She also passionate about helping you set YOUR goals and then guiding you step-by-step to achieve them.

After finishing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Queensland, she has been keeping up with her learning and always making sure that she has the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. The techniques she has learned throughout the years include exercise therapy, movement re-education including running retraining, pain education, manual therapy including muscle energy and Mulligan techniques, dry-needling and kinesio-taping.

Women’s health is one of Annie’s special interests. She has done numerous courses in the past few years to continue building up her knowledge/skills to treat all women’s health issues including incontinence, over/underactive bladder syndrome, prolapse and antenatal/postnatal care.

Since she started working for PhysioTec, Annie has also been heavily involved in the hypermobility service. She believes that people who are hypermobile can still be strong and live minimally painful lives. Combining her great depth of knowledge on hypermobility conditions and her many years of experience in Clinical Pilates, she is confident in providing hypermobile clients a safe environment in which to exercise, while improving their muscle strength, posture, endurance and working towards their functional goals.

Working together with your other health professionals, Annie will always help you to find a realistic treatment plan that will fit into your lifestyle and help you to achieve your goals.

Her idea of the perfect weekend is watching the sunrise from her bike at the break of dawn, followed by relaxing in a nice café with the company of friends before enjoying a beautiful sunset, bringing the day to a close.

Sharon Hennessey

Sharon Hennessey

Sharon Hennessey

Sharon completed her physiotherapy degree, a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with concurrent research-based honours, at the University of Queensland in 1997. In the first five years of her career, Sharon worked in a diverse range of physiotherapy special interest areas including general hospital medical/surgical, intensive care, burns, paediatrics, women’s health, neurology, rheumatology, amputees, orthopaedics, hydrotherapy, inpatient/outpatient neuro-rehabilitation, gerontology, palliative care and musculoskeletal outpatients. Sharon has worked in major teaching hospitals in Brisbane, Australia and London, England as well as smaller rural based clinics and urban practices.

As well as working in various hospital facilities, Sharon worked concurrently in musculo-skeletal outpatients/private practice for the first eight years of her career. In the more recent 12 years of her career she has worked solely in Brisbane in private physiotherapy practices and has been working at PhysioTec with Dr Alison Grimaldi since 2010.

She has extensive experience in the management of hip, pelvic, spinal and shoulder pain and developing targeted rehabilitation programs and teaching pilates, use of real time ultrasound for muscle recruitment training, integrated dry needling approaches and more recently added the Compex muscle stimulator to her rehabilitation strategies.

Sharon has a special passion for treating those with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She has recently attended Ehlers-Danlos conferences in the USA and Sydney. Her primary aim is to achieve meaningful functional and quality-of-life improvements for patients with individualized and paced exercise programs. Sharon uses a problem-solving approach to achieve goals and improve function in this often-complicated group of individuals. As the Hypermobility Team Leader at PhysioTec, Sharon mentors other team members regarding evidence-informed care for this group of people. She is always interested in fostering relationships with other professionals who have a special interest in this field of connective tissue disorders.

Sharon believes that a broad knowledge base is paramount in understanding her clients who present with a multi-faceted issue. With this in mind, Sharon is very proactive with her approach to regular professional education, reviewing clinical research and adapting her treatment approach appropriately as new evidence emerges.