Our Team

Highly Qualified, Incredibly Personable and Passionate About Your Success.

Lana

Managing Director
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Julia

Physio
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Angelica

Physio
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Marco

Physio
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Gillianne

Physio
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Liz

Physio
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Michelle

Physio
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Willem

Physio
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Sony

Physio
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Daniel

Psychology
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Ed

Pilates
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Mina

Pilates
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Lily

Pilates
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Jazz

Reception
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Lana

Managing Director

Why Physio?

A dancer from a young age I was no stranger to movement, what made it effortless, what made it difficult and what caused injury. A career in Physiotherapy was a natural progression from elite dance and Pilates. Movement was always and will always be a part of my daily life.

Qualifications

  • Bach.App.Sc (PHTY) University of Sydney
  • Polestar Pilates Studio and Rehab Diploma
  • Sports Thorax
  • Sports Pelvis
  • ConnectTherapy
  • The Essential Hip
  • Pilates for Pregnancy
  • Dry Needling Level 1, 2 and 3
  • Polestar Pilates International Mentor
  • ConnectTherapy Course Assistant

    …. and much more 😉

Focus / Passion

In more recent years my focus has shifted towards the mentoring and progression of our new graduates and industry as a whole. Seeing first-hand the gaps in knowledge and lack of patient outcomes has driven me to create an environment at BPS that fosters collaboration, education and evidence-based expertise.

With the knowledge that we are stronger as a ‘we’ my team of professionals has helped over 10,000 Sydney-siders get back to moving and living the lives they love!

I am proud to state that I have trained over 50 New Graduate Physiotherapists, mentored over 70 Pilates Instructors and inspired many more to do good work in our industry!

The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

My Handstand Pushups!

Julia

Physio

Why Physio?

Julia grew up swimming and dancing competitively, which also resulted in learning about many of her own niggles and injuries along the way.

“I realised I had a passion for the human body when I already memorised the bones and muscles based on the injuries I had!”

Qualifications:

After studying Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney, Julia completed various post-graduate courses such as:

  • Dry Needling,
  • McKenzie Method
  • Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Functional Movement Systems
  • Barb Hungerford’s Treatment of Pelvis and lumbar spine
  • Various Women’s Health courses
  • Connect Therapy
  • Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner Course.

Focus / Passion:

Whether you are suffering from a chronic pain syndrome, an acute injury, or simply want to improve your overall health and well-being, Julia believes that understanding the nature and the root cause of your injury, and what you can do to help it is extremely important. So expect a lot of learning and ‘aha’ moments when you come to see her! Her passion is seeing patients with complex musculoskeletal complaints, women’s health, and loves looking at the whole-body picture.

The Pilates exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

Candlestick – I just don’t like being upside down!

Angelica

Physio

Why Physio?

I have always had a passion for working with people to help them become the best versions of themselves. Physio was a natural progression for me, in Chile, I loved movement and Pilates and I found that the more I learned the more I wanted to know.

Qualifications:

Angelica comes to us as a Physiotherapy Graduate, Faculty of Medicine from the University of Chile. Upon arriving in Australia she sat her registration and became a fully registered member of AHPRA.

Angelica has worked in medical centres, aged care and private practices that have allowed her to gain experience in many different physiotherapy segments. These include:

  • sports injuries,
  • women’s health,
  • MVA
  • work cover patients as well as
  • acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Focus / Passion:

Angelica’s main focus in treating her patients is with manual therapy, which has proven to be highly effective in treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. She loves working with patients who are interested in improving their pain symptoms and movement quality. She works with them to ensure they not only improve their current symptoms but are resilient enough to stop them from recuring. “I am passionate about continuing to study more Pilates so that I am able to help patients even further in their rehabilitation process.”

Gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

Gymnast … a very challenging Pilates exercise that encompasses core control, upper body strength and movement integration… stay tuned!

Marco

Physio

Why Physio?

I have always been interested in anatomy, physiology, human movement and the ability of the body to heal and recover from an injury. Physiotherapy is a field that allows me to help others and make a positive impact on their lives. Through Physiotherapy I am able to work with the patient through each stage of their rehab journey and support them while being involved in their recovery.

As a movement expert, I have the ability to guide my patients in achieving their maximum potential.

Qualifications:

  • Completed Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Philippines
  • Introductory course for Dry Needling
  • Motor Relearning Program for Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric Neurological Disorders
  • 5 years of work experience for 3 private clinics in the Philippines focused on mixed populations of Paediatric and Adult, Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic injuries.

Focus / Passion:

I am passionate about working with patients to develop personalised treatment plans and goals. I find great satisfaction in seeing my patients/clients make progress, become independent and living pain free.

Gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

As a recreational football/soccer player, I’ve been mastering plyometric exercises that include box jumps, hurdle jumps and lateral jumps to improve explosive power and agility.

Gillianne

Physio

Gillianne (Gill), is an experienced physiotherapist for nearly 10 years, specialising in spinal and musculoskeletal injuries where she prioritises personalised care. She uses techniques like manual therapy and exercise prescription to foster trust and collaboration for optimal outcomes and making each patient’s journey one of discovery and vitality. 

Why Pilates?

I love the smooth movements on the reformer and targeted muscle work for better stability and strength.

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Physiotherapy – Sydney University 
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Alberta
  • Advanced Dry Needling
  • Sports level 1 & 2
  • Vestibular Rehabiliation
  • The Sporting Hip & Groin

Focus/Passion:

Throughout her career, Gill has cultivated expertise in various areas of physiotherapy, including spinal, post surgical, musculoskeletal, and sports rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in cervical spine & hip injuries. 

The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

Anything in a plank or glutes in side lying.

Liz

Physio

With a strong interest in health and fitness from a young age, Liz has been involved in various sports including swimming, rowing, water polo & long distance hiking. Understanding the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, Liz pursued a career in Physiotherapy, with a personal focus on ‘prevention as cure’. Incorporated into her extensive practitioner skills Liz uses CrossFit and functional training applications for various populations to improve movement efficiency, decrease musculoskeletal pain and improve fitness. Liz’ qualifications include:

Primary qualifications:

  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

Post-graduate continued training and qualifications:

  • Advanced Visceral Manipulation: Visceral Osteoarticular Manipulation (Barral Institute)
  • Strategic Crossroads of the Body (Barral Institute)
  • Assistant teacher for Inner Dimensions of the Human Pelvis (Dr Diane Lee & Gail Wetzler, Barral Institute)
  • New Manual Articular Approach to the Upper Limb (Barral Institute)
  • New Manual Articular Approach to the Lower Limb (Barral Institute)
  • Connect Therapy Part 4 2016 (Dr Linda-Joy Lee)
  • Connect Therapy Series 2015 (Dr Linda-Joy Lee)
  • Neuromeningeal Manipulation NM1 (Barral Institute)
  • Peripheral Nerve Manipulation Upper Body NM2, Lower Body NM3 (Barral Institute)
  • Brain and Cranial Nerve Manipulation NM4 (Barral Institute)
  • Visceral Manipulation 1,2,3,4 (Barral Institute)
  • Assistant teacher for VM1 (Barral Institute)
  • Listening Techniques (Barral Institute)
  • Myofascial Techniques for the Lower Extremity (co-presenter with Dr Barbara Hungerford, AMTA)
  • Craniosacral Therapy 1, 2 (Upledger Institute)
  • Lynne Watson Level 1 Shoulder Course
  • Assistant teacher to AMTA physiotherapy courses with Dr Barbara Hungerford (Level 1 & 2 MET Pelvis and Lumbar Spine; Cervical and Thoracic Spine & Thoracic Cage MET)
  • Assistant teacher for The Sports Pelvis and Hip (Dr Linda-Joy Lee)
  • The Sports Thorax and Thoracic Ring approach (Dr Linda-Joy Lee)
  • The Sports Pelvis using ISM  (Dr Linda-Joy Lee)
  • Treatment of the Pelvis and Lumbar Spine (Level 1 & 2, AMTA)
  • Treatment of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine, and thoracic cage (AMTA)
  • Pilates Matwork Level 1 (APPI)
  • The Irritable Hip (Nichole Hamilton)
  • Mulligan Concept (Lower Quadrant)
  • Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and Dry Needling (Level 1, Precise Points)
  • Stretch Teacher / Stretch Therapist (Kit Laughlin)
  • DMA Pilates (Level 1 & 2)
  • CrossFit Mobility (Kelly Starrett)
  • Anatomy Trains & Pelvic Masterclass (Thomas Myers)
  • Olympic Lifting (Coach Bergner)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Specialising in visceral mobilisation, craniosacral, vascular and neurological therapeutic integrations.

Liz co-presents with Kerry Etkin, who she met while undertaking training at The Barral Institute for visceral manipulation. With a similar focus and approach, they have since combined their exceptional talents, skills and knowledge to develop movement focused workshops with visceral applications.

Michelle

Physio

Tell us a bit about yourself! What drew you to physiotherapy? What’s your background?
I was drawn to physio whilst studying an undergrad degree of biotechnology initially. There was a guest speaker with a background in amputee rehabilitation from one of the local hospitals, and my awareness of the various fields of physiotherapy was expanded!

What keeps you motivated in your work? Any particular experiences or moments that stand out as defining your passion for physiotherapy?
Seeing my clients become stronger and more confident in their body keeps me motivated in my work.

Every journey has its ups and downs. Can you share some challenges you’ve faced in your practice and how you overcame them? Any memorable success stories you’d like to share?
I always enjoy the challenge of connecting with someone who may have contrasting beliefs with myself about physiotherapy and the impact it can have on someone’s movement experience.

There was a gentleman who had poor experiences with physiotherapy, and was initially quite resistant to their sessions. However, over a few sessions we were able to connect and he became aware of his potential to improve and his attitude and commitment to his physiotherapy changed quite dramatically for the better!

Do you have any favorite techniques or approaches that you find particularly effective in your practice? Feel free to geek out about your favorite methods!
I always like to ask deeper questions from the initial to get a firmer grasp on their understanding and desire for change in their body, movement and function. This ensures that any follow-up sessions are quite meaningful to what’s most important to them.

ConnectTherapy has also been a game-changer and that whole world of techniques has definitely provided some quite significant, sometimes immediate changes in my client’s body experience.

Willem

Physio

Why Pilates/Physio/BPS?
I have always had a deep rooted interest in the functioning and movement of the human body. For this reason, I knew being a physio would be the perfect career for me. The approach of BPS, where we don’t just focus on the injury, but on the body as a whole, makes this an even better fit.

Qualifications:
Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at University of Hasselt, Belgium, 2018

Focus / Passion?
My greatest focus is trying to figure out what my clients true goals are, I like to figure out what drives them to come to physio or Pilates every week. This makes the whole journey more interesting for both the client and me! Also, I find it very important to have some fun during my sessions, so that the client is not only happy with the results, but also enjoys the process!

The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on:
I would like to be able to do a Pike on the Wunda Chair with very light spring. In the gym, I’m working on a clean muscle up. Both exercises require technique, strength and body control.

Sony

Physio

 Qualifications:

  • Graduated in India with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy.
  • Level 1 dry needling.
  • 5 years of experience in hospitals and sports clinic under MSK, Neuro, Geriatric, Cardiorespiratory and manual therapy
The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on:
Hanging pull-up on Cadillac – I need more core strength and flexibility 😉

Focus/passion:

I have the privilege to be able to contribute to their recovery and be part of their rehabilitation journey.

Why physio?

As a physio, I can inspire my clients to live a healthier life and to persevere. I get to help support my clients, and make  tremendous changes in their ability to move and improve their quality of life by finding and treating the root cause.

Daniel

Psychology

Why Clinical Psychology?

Daniel is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who believes in working alongside individuals to face the inevitable difficulties thrown at them and still live a meaningful life.

He completed his Master of Clinical Psychology at WSU and has worked in both public and private settings including community adult mental health and inpatient wards. From these experiences he has supported individuals faced with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis, OCD, PTSD and complex trauma.

Daniel draws from different evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). He aims to focus on the individuals’ experiences and work collaboratively to tailor therapy to their needs.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Clinical Psychology at WSU
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Public and Private sector work

Focus / Passion:

Working alongside individuals to face the inevitable difficulties thrown at them and still live a meaningful life.

 

The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

I have to admit my Pilates repertoire isn’t huge, but I am working on it 😉 

Ed

Pilates

Why Pilates?

I first came to mat Pilates class in 2016. As a rugby player and coach, I knew that Pilates would benefit me both personally and professionally. I loved it so much and had already found a passion for teaching and coaching that I wanted to know more about the discipline. I decided to enrol myself in a Diploma and throughout that year of learning and self-mastery I found my body had transformed.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Pilates Instruction at Pilates ITC
  • Double degree in journalism and sports studies from CSU 2014

Focus / Passion:

I love to challenge every client no matter what condition they come in with. I’m passionate about being a part of every client’s journey and goals. My classes and sessions are about maintaining a constant state of flow throughout your body and mind and I’ll definitely help you find your abdominals! You’ll break a sweat, have fun and get the best out of every session no matter if you are just beginning your Pilates journey or are an advanced student.

The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

Handstand on the Reformer and in the Gym I’m trying to master the full muscle up.

Mina

Pilates

Favourite Aspect of the Job:

Seeing a client leave the studio feeling happier and stronger

 

Hobbies/Interests outside of work:

With a background in video production, storytelling is one of my biggest passions—I love making people feel something through film and I also love to get a lot of inspiration from well made TVCs and films, as well as my favourite K-dramas.

 

Fun fact about myself:

When it comes to food, anything in the form of noodles or matcha are my weaknesses.

 

Favourite Quote:

“I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

 

A little more about me:

After trying Pilates, I was hooked! I wanted to learn more about all the cool equipment you can use and how it could help with injury rehab. Pilates quickly became my go-to for focusing on body alignment and feeling refreshed. What really inspired me to become an instructor though, was seeing how it could help my mom with her shoulder injury and knee pain.

I’ve completed the APPI Pilates Instructor Course and hope to be certified in late May after my exam. I’ll then be continuing my studies with BPS Tensegrity to become a Clinical Pilates Instructor which I’m very excited about!

 

Why BPS/Wellness?

My first time at BPS was at the Hurlstone Park branch when I had come in on a Saturday to do some mat and reformer Pilates observation hours. I was really impressed by Lana’s foam roller mat work class flow and the general community of clients and staff who all seemed to enjoy and appreciate working with each other. I was even more impressed when I learnt BPS offers aerial classes – I’d taken a few classes elsewhere and loved how it helps decompress your spine through fun inversions.

I think BPS Tensegrity is truly amazing with such a diverse range of services that takes care of not only your body and movement but now even your mind. I’m looking forward to being a part of the team and learning more about Pilates and wellness through BPS!

Lily

Pilates

Why Pilates?

 Around three years ago, I stumbled upon my passion for Pilates while delving into classes, and I was astounded by how invigorated, energised, and empowered it made me feel. Over time, as I noticed remarkable enhancements in my coordination, balance, and strength, my passion for Pilates deepened. This profound appreciation for physical activity and the transformative effects of Pilates prompted my decision to embark on a journey to teach others and share the joy and benefits of this practice.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Reformer Pilates – Studio Pilates International
  • Mat work Pilates – Studio Pilates International
  • Anatomy – Studio Pilates International
  • Bachelor of Business – Western Sydney University

 

Focus/Passion:

 My unwavering dedication in my professional pursuits is centered on empowering individuals to lead lives free from discomfort. I am passionate about imparting knowledge about the myriad benefits of Pilates for all, alongside teaching them how to harness their bodies’ potential.

 

The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

As someone who strives for perfection, I am driven to master every Pilates movement to the best of my ability. However, if I were to select just one exercise, it would undoubtedly be push-ups on the reformer, as I am currently dedicated to strengthening my upper body.

Jazz

Reception

Jazz is the friendly face and voice you hear coming from both our Hurlstone Park and Caringbah Studios.

“I’m always looking for new ways to improve myself and learn something new, so I was thrilled to take on this job while still studying at University to become a Primary School Teacher. I love working here because it gives me the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and learn about the benefits of physio and Pilates.”

During my school years, I had done work experience as an assistant to a human resources manager at Revesby Workers Club and Alliance Real Estate, where I learnt particular computer skill, like familiarity with Microsoft Office, customer service, communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure and solve problems. These skills led me to my position here at BPS Tensegrity.

Focus / Passion?

My focus in this role is making sure I am a confident and efficient receptionist, who can be relied on by all my other colleagues and other receptionists on our team.

The Pilates/gym exercise I still haven’t mastered and am working on…

Guilty of not having tried any of them yet SO ALL OF THEM!!!