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VAN NGUYEN
LEVEL III PILATES MATWORK & EQUIPMENT PILATES CERTIFICATION (Pilates Institute of Queensland)
DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST OF PHYSIO ESSENTIALS & PILATES STUDIO

The principal of practice – Van Nguyen has been involved in Pilates for over a decade!

She completed both the Refomer and Matwork Pilates courses at the Pilates Institute of Queensland. Combined with her extensive years of leading Pilates programs, she provides both one on one and group based Essential Pilates exercise solutions. After adding ‘mum’ to her many titles, Van has spent her recent years overseeing the Physio Essentials Pilates Program. Here she mentors the Physio Essentials team to continually be challenged, and assist their delivery of Pilates to continually be individualised, specific and highly effective and appropriate for the wide variety of clients that are attracted to our studio.

Van combines her daily physiotherapy skills with her knowledge and experience with Pilates, to design programs specific to individuals, ensuring each program is tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. She holds a passion for using the Pilates method for rehabilitation purposes after injury, sports-specific training, as well as managing and preventing spinal related pains and injuries including postural dysfunctions.

kevinKEVIN NGUYEN
LEVEL III PILATES MATWORK & EQUIPMENT PILATES CERTIFICATION (Pilates Institute of Queensland)
DIRECTOR & & PRINCIPAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST OF PHYSIO ESSENTIALS & PILATES STUDIO

Kevin completed his Level II Pilates Matwork and Equipment Certifications with the Pilates Institute of Queensland. He integrates his expansive Physiotherapy-based exercise knowledge with his Pilates training to develop individualised and targeted Pilates programs to suit all individuals. He enjoys challenging his clients within their individual ability and in particular, address joint mobility and muscular imbalances in males. Kevin also utilises the Pilates repertoire to integrate in sports specific training of our youth and recreational athletes.

emma.EMMA WHITING –
ANATOMY & MATWORK CERTIFICATION (Studio Pilates)
LEVEL I EQUIPMENT PILATES CERTIFICATION (Pilates Institute of Queensland)
PILATES ADMINISTRATOR OF PHYSIO ESSENTIALS & PILATES STUDIO

Emma brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of Pilates. A long-standing Pilates participant, Emma fell in love with the repertoire and commenced the journey towards becoming an instructor. After completing her anatomy basics and Matwork Pilates accreditation in 2015 with Studio Pilates, she went on to add equipment Pilates instruction to her resume. Emma can be found in the Pilates studio when she’s not busy at our front desk, either instructing, participating in a class, or putting together individualised programs for our clients. As a sporting enthusiast, Emma has a key interest in our sporting athletes and in particular, the advanced end of Pilates. She enjoys challenging our clients to their full potential, with precision technique.

samSAMANTHA (SAM) GARRIDO –
ANATOMY & MATWORK CERTIFICATION (Studio Pilates)
LEVEL I EQUIPMENT PILATES CERTIFICATION (Pilates Institute of Queensland)
& STUDENT PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Sam is almost complete her undergraduate studies as a Physiotherapist. She developed a keen interest in Pilates after she was exposed to our studio whilst working as a receptionist, and commenced her journey towards Pilates instructor certification. Her inquisitive mind enjoys the ability of Pilates to assist with changing movement patterns of people, in order to achieve more efficient movement and in particular, address pain disorders. She has first-hand seen Pilates change the lifestyle of her mum, whom was a regular sufferer of non specific low back pain and cervicogenic headaches. Sam has watched and learnt how her mum has transformed through Physio Essentials Pilates Method, by adopting pain free movement patterns, with significant improvements in quality of life. Sam aims to work alongside all our clients, to provide as many people as possible, the same positive changes she has seen her mum go through.

GEMMA KIM
PHYSIOTHERAPIST commenced Pilates certification

Gemma was drawn to the concept of Pilates as an effective method for postural corrections, empowering clients to be able to improve their self awareness, and therefore affect change to movement dysfunctions that were affecting one’s daily life. She is a progressing Pilates clinician, and whilst still on the quiet side, is finding her niche in the Pilates domain. Gemma has a key interest in our clients who are looking for a progressive and safe exposure to movement in order to address chronic pains and dysfunctions which perhaps have been affecting their quality of life. She enjoys problem solving root causes of pain and discomfort, and combining her background in movement therapy and Physiotherapy with the Physio Essentials Pilates Method to develop individualised Pilates programs for each of her clients, and delivering them in an approachable and effective manner.

VIVIAN HUYNH
PHYSIOTHERAPIST commenced Pilates certification

Vivian is an exercise enthusiast, who has been drawn to Pilates to compliment her Cross Fit training. As a participant, she has been able to work on her muscular imbalances that limit her Cross Fit performance. She combines her enjoyment of exercise with her Physiotherapy skills in order to address muscular imbalances that limit function, movement and performance of her clients. She enjoys improving client mobility and stability, and seeing this translate to improved quality of life. She also enjoys adopting the Physio Essentials Pilates method in clients with low back and neck pain, in order to find a progressive and comfortable return to highly missed activities of daily living.

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