Karolina
Nesterowicz

Director of Embody Physiotherapy + Pilates | Physiotherapist | Pilates Instructor | Polestar Pilates Australia Educator

Karolina graduated with first class honors from the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2009. During her study she taught group Pilates classes and this is when her passion for Pilates began. Karolina has had training in a number of different Pilates methods (Art of Motion, Pilates International, Stott and Polestar). She has completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates with Polestar Pilates Australia in 2012, and since then has become an Educator for Polestar, teaching courses to students wanting to become qualified Pilates instructors in Perth.

 

Karolina has had extra training and can treat the following areas:

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Dizziness and Vertigo | Scoliosis in children, teenagers and adults | Dry Needling: for muscles tension, pain and trigger points | Pelvic Girdle Pain: Sacroiliac Joint Pain and dysfunction.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain: Jaw pain and clicking.

 

Karolina enjoys going out to different cafes for breakfast, trail running, triathlons (she ran her first Marathon in 2013, ran the 2017 Busselton Half Ironman and is training for the 2017 New York marathon) and trains in aerial silks and yoga.

Courtney
Kranz

Physiotherapist | Pilates Instructor

Courtney graduated from Curtin University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Distinction. She is also a member of the Vice Chancellor’s List at Curtin University.

 

Whilst finishing her degree, Courtney trained to become a Stott Pilates Instructor. She has completed her training in Matwork, Reformer and Studio (Chair, Cadillac and Barrel) Pilates. With an interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and training (and love) for Pilates under her belt, she started working in private practice. Courtney is also qualified in Dry Needling.

 

Away from work, Courtney enjoys finding the best coffee spots in Perth (let her know any recommendations!) and is a big Fremantle Dockers supporter. Having also made recent trips to the United States and Europe, she enjoys talking travel and is looking for new destinations to put on the to go list.

Lauren
Young

Physiotherapist (Continence & Women’s Health) | Pilates Instructor

Lauren started her career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) where she gained valuable experience prescribing exercise for a broad range of the population. It was through this type of work that she developed an interest in women’s health, musculoskeletal and exercise rehabilitation. Therefore, with an ongoing commitment to her professional development, she studied the STOTT Pilates method.

 

Following years of teaching Pilates, she wanted to offer her clients a more comprehensive approach and experience. Therefore, she decided to become a Physiotherapist where she could offer both hands on and exercise-based treatments.

 

Lauren has also undertaken postgraduate studies in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has gained valuable experience on maternity wards as well as Women’s Health private practice. She has a passion for anything to do with the pelvis as well as pregnancy and the postnatal period! She recently co-wrote and co-taught a course to educate AEP’s on “Exercise during Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period”.

 

In her spare time, she likes to hike in the hills, grow organic veggies, cycle and spend time with her Labrador puppy!

Cleeve
Calder

Physiotherapist

Cleeve completed her undergraduate degree in anatomy and human biology at UWA, graduating with first class honours, and worked subsequently in research to improve healthcare provision in WA. Her medical knowledge coupled with a keen interest in health and fitness led her to study physiotherapy, and she graduated from Curtin University with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012.

 

She has worked extensively in hospital rehabilitation units and in the aged care sector, and has treated patients with a wide variety of injuries, chronic health conditions, and following surgery. She is also experienced in hydrotherapy and completed her training in dry needling in 2014

 

Cleeve has a particular interest in low back, pelvic/sacroiliac joint, and knee joint issues, following physical therapy for her own sporting injuries. She completes an ongoing program of Pilates and functional strength training to maintain her rehabilitation gains. Through these programs she has returned to her long term goal of running pain free, and thus understands the powerful benefits of Pilates and exercise rehabilitation.
In her spare time Cleeve enjoys travelling through Europe, hiking, cross fit and dancing, and is always on the lookout for new ways to stay fit and strong.

Carolee
Hatch

Physiotherapist

Carolee is a keen athlete and has competed in the Paris Marathon, Busselton Half Ironman Triathlon and the Perth Half Marathon.

 

Carolee has three children aged between 6 and 13 and is highly involved in children’s sport including coaching junior hockey. Since having children, Carolee has taken on an education role and has for the past five years has worked at the University of Western Australia as a tutor of Postgraduate Medical students, Human Biology and Anatomy students. She also works as an Interprofessional Facilitator and is assisting on research into low back pain at Curtin University. She also lectures students studying naturopathy and acupuncture in the area of anatomy.

 

As a result of her work in anatomy and research Carolee is particularly interested in tendon and low back issues.

 

Carolee is interested in a holistic and complementary influences on health and grew to adore The Pilate’s Method which she found to be beneficial for sport, relaxation, active meditation and vitality. She undertook Australian Pilates Method training to become a level 2 instructor.

 

In her spare time Carolee loves relaxing with the children, running Park runs and having coffee with friends.

 

She has worked extensively in hospital rehabilitation units and in the aged care sector, and has treated patients with a wide variety of injuries, chronic health conditions, and following surgery. She is also experienced in hydrotherapy and completed her training in dry needling in 2014.

 

Cleeve has a particular interest in low back, pelvic/sacroiliac joint, and knee joint issues, following physical therapy for her own sporting injuries. She completes an ongoing program of Pilates and functional strength training to maintain her rehabilitation gains. Through these programs she has returned to her long term goal of running pain free, and thus understands the powerful benefits of Pilates and exercise rehabilitation.
In her spare time Cleeve enjoys travelling through Europe, hiking, cross fit and dancing, and is always on the lookout for new ways to stay fit and strong.

Krystal
Rowland

Physiotherapist | Pilates Instructor

Krystal graduated from Curtin University in 2013 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Inspired by her love of fitness and well being, Krystal has always been intrinsically interested in understanding the structural and physiological aspects of human movement.

 

Krystal has provided treatment to a wide range of patients suffering from physical problems arising from physical injury, illness, and ageing. Krystal’s previous experience has been within private practice, sports clubs, rehabilitation at Fremantle Hospital and in the Aged Care sector.

 

Having been a dancer herself for over 15 years, Krystal is passionate about the exercise side of Physiotherapy and became a qualified Pilates instructor in 2014. Krystal thoroughly enjoys teaching Pilates to her clients, as she has witnessed the health benefits Pilates has to lead to including improving strength, flexibility and general well-being of her clients. Krystal loves providing education to clients to overcome their injuries, with the goal of making a real difference to the lives of her patients. In her spare time, Krystal has kicked off the dancing shoes and enjoys keeping fit through going to the gym, crossfit, Pilates, yoga and finding delicious breakfast places.

Anna
Szymanska

Remedial Massage Therapist

Anna graduated in Masters of Physiotherapy in Poland. During her studying she worked in a private practice specialized in musclosceletal injury and recovery which gave her the opportunity to learn different modalities of treatment.


In 2011 Anna came to Perth and started her journey as a Remedial Massage Therapist, and to continue her professional development she has done additional courses which includes: Manual Therapy Concept at Curtin University I Diploma of Professional Pilates in Rehabilitation with Polestar I Dry Needling I Myoskeletal Alignment Technics with Erik Dalton I Craniosacral Therapy with Upledger Institute I Connect Therapy Series with Linda Joy Lee.


Anna enjoys anything to do with movement and physical activities such as: going for a walk, running, pilates, yoga, riding road and mountain bikes, weight training, gymnastics and cooking as a way to relax.

Gemma
Hughes

Practice Manager

Gemma has worked in a variety of industries including IT and Mining and particularly enjoyed working for the Australian Red Cross. In the years prior to the arrival of her first child Gemma was kept busy as a Senior Manager in the corporate world, working with and training new managers throughout Australia and Asia, especially enjoying time spent working in Japan.

Gemma has now spent 6 years working as a Practice Manager and combines her role at Embody with raising her two beautiful boys.

Teressa
Maines

Marketing Coordinator

Teressa is in her final year of studying Law and Commerce. Like the rest of the Embody team, she is passionate about Pilates and is currently training to be a Pilates Mat and Reformer instructor. In her spare time, Teressa enjoys exercising, cooking and spending time with her friends, family and two dogs.

Sophie
Maines

Customer Service Assistant

Sophie is in her first year of university. Like the rest of the Embody team, Sophie is passionate about health and fitness. In her spare time Sophie enjoys playing basketball and trying the latest breakfast spots.

Sara
Coombs

Customer Service Assistant

Sara is currently in her first year of University studying Psychology. Sara takes an interest in health sciences, contributing to her passion for helping others. In her spare time Sara enjoys having coffee with friends, going out for dinners and travelling. ​

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Clearly passionate about helping

"Nice group of people who are clearly passionate about helping people. A modern fitout premises with a coffee shop next door (which is always helpful)."

Ross Forrester

Able to run

"Thanks to Kaz and Courtney I was able to run the HBF Run for a Reason. Without their expert help I would definitely not have been running this year."

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Great modern clinic

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"Karolina is professional and caring, providing a holistic service. My children and I love physio Pilates."

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