Natasha O’Brien has 17 years experience working in physiotherapy and exercise prescription. Natasha is a vibrant therapist with a special interest in core stability training, back pain and has advanced training in women’s health physiotherapy. Natasha has worked with national level athletes and teams to improve core stability.
Amy O’Mara has been an integral member of the Core Gymball team since 2005. With a degree in Sport and Exercise Science as well as Physiotherapy, Amy has extensive experience in injury management, lower back and pelvic pain and does a wonderful job through Core Gymball to strengthen these challenging injuries in a safe class environment.
Miriam Anseline is a physiotherapist and qualified fitness and pilates instructor. Miriam has taught a wide range of fitness and pilates classes including working at the Royal Hospital for Women where she taught pregnancy and post-natal exercise classes. Miriam runs an amazing, dynamic class and enjoys doing both the Core Gymball classes as well as the Core cardio sessions.
Louise Richardson is an experienced physiotherapist with degrees in both Physiotherapy and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. She is a keen soccer player who currently works in a private physiotherapy practice as well as running Core Gymball classes. Louise’s wealth of knowledge in all areas of injury management is a valuable skill shared with all that attend her sessions.
Jenny Opperman is a physiotherapist with a special interest in exercise prescription and advanced training in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. Jenny’s friendly enthusiasm shines through in the bubbly nature of the Thursday morning gymball sessions. Jenny’s passion for women’s health means she enjoys adding extra advice on the pelvic floor (the base of our core muscles) to her Core Gymball classes.
Loretta Ascoli joined the Core Gymball team in 2016. Loretta enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and is keen to help each client achieve their individual goals. Loretta is passionate about netball and functional strengthening activities which keep both body and mind healthy. Loretta has experience working with sporting teams, collaborating with the players, coaches, trainers and team doctors.
Linda Newby is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with her masters in Occupational Health and Safety. Linda enjoys engaging the community through group exercise classes & is passionate about group exercise promoting more than just physical health. Linda enjoys sharing her extensive skills in rehabilitation and injury management within her classes.
Rebecca is a passionate physiotherapist who graduated from Australian Catholic University in North Sydney. Rebecca enjoys working with a variety of clients recovering from injuries, or anyone eager to improve their biomechanics (movement), core stability, posture awareness and perform exercises safely and efficiently. Rebecca has a special interest in women’s health physiotherapy and has done advanced training in this area.
Rachel Cook is a motivated physiotherapist who tailors classes to fit your personal goals. Rachel’s inviting and friendly enthusiasm shines through each class with a focus for core stability and pelvic floor engagement during all exercises. Rachel has experience working within the community in an acute care setting and looks forward to welcoming you to both the Core Gymball and Core Cardio sessions.